Shaper Supply, which opened its doors originally as a fiberglass, resin and materials supply shop in 2011, has offered surfboard shaping lessons since its inception. At the time of the company’s launch, shaping classes were starting to be offered in workshops around Australia and as an elective college course at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. With these services recently gaining popularity in Southern California, Shaper Supply has tailored its lesson to offer the best experience possible to the student.

Our one-one one lessons are given by highly skilled instructors who have shaped thousands of boards. This is not a shaping demo - our goal is to have the student shape over 90% of the board, and to do this our lessons run a minimum of 6 hours. Any type of glassing (resin tints, inlays, pinlines, etc.) is included in the price of the lesson and there are no additional unexpected costs.

Unlike the learning curve in becoming an experienced surfer, a high-end surfboard can be achieved the first time shaping with our oversight. Student and instructor work together through all phases of the design and construction of a surfboard, using both traditional and modern tools, techniques and materials. We are passionate about surf craft and want to inspire you to shape a functional, high-end surfboard. Shaping your own board and then surfing it is one of the best experiences you can have. After glassing, the board is yours to keep and the lesson provides you the ability to shape additional surfboards in our shaping bays on your own.
 
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Introductory Shaping Lesson

Designed for people with no previous shaping experience.
One-on-one professional instruction to shape a surfboard from a foam blank.
Covers surfboard design, shaping bay, tool selection and safety, rough shaping, rail design, fine-tuning, and finish-sanding.
Once your board is shaped, we then professionally glass it for you.
Includes custom logo - you provide the artwork.
Includes instruction to make a template.
Includes resin tint, pinlines, inlays, etc.
Requires approx. 6 hours for boards under 7'6 (booked in 2 sessions or 1 full day).
+$300 for boards 7'6 and up.
   No hidden charges - course cost will result in a complete board.
 
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CAD Intro & Preshape Finishing Lesson

CAD (Computer Aided Design)
Student works with instructor to design a surfboard using CAD software and to finish-shape by hand.
Designed for people with or without previous shaping experience.
One-on-one instruction roughly 50/50 bay and computer time.
Student/instructor time at shop less than 1.5 hours. 
For those looking for a highly-tuned board and/or people with limited time.
Once you finish the board at our facility, we then professionally glass it for you.
Includes custom logo - you provide the artwork.
Up to 5 fin-boxes included, any type.
    Lesson will result in a complete professional board.
Some additional costs for mid-size and longboards.
 
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Month Membership $225/month

  • Unlimited use of our professional shaping bays.
  • Monthly, or any 30-day period.
  • Includes full use of all equipment and tools.
  • Must be experienced shaper or have taken our shaping lesson.

Yearly Membership $875/year

  • Unlimited use of our professional shaping bays.
  • Yearly, or any 356-day period.
  • Includes full use of all equipment and tools.
  • Must be experienced shaper or have taken our shaping lesson.


Have a question? Curious?

info@shapersupply.com
(800) 597-1291