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. However to any fist time shaper, we always first recommend to buy a blank and go for it on your own! We offer instructional videos and books, and you can find a ton of free shaping videos online. Come into our retail shop, and we always have a stock of inexpensive 2nd quality surfboard blanks - these have small bubbles or other slight defects that most of the time you shape out of them. One trait almost every good shaper has is resourcefulness and being able to figure out things on his/her own. There's nothing like going at a blank for the first time on your own with just a surform and sanding block, and seeing what you create!

Although we do know that, living in Los Angeles, space is tight and you might not have that empty shed, or yard or extra garage space. Or you might just want to have a one-time experience shaping a board, and would like assistance to make sure it comes out top-notch. For this, we recommend our Surfboard Shaping Lessons. We offer one-one one lessons given by instructors who will walk you through shaping your first board in a step-by-step process. 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 traditional tools and techniques. Our pricing system allows the experience to be affordable, and it results in a high-end board that is the students to keep and surf!  After their first board is shaped, he student is then welcome to come back and use our shaping bays which we rent hourly, monthly and yearly.
 
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Introductory Shaping Lesson

Shaping Instruction $75 / hour
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.
Requires approx. 4 hours for boards under 8'.
Longboards 8'+ may require up to 5 hours.
    See breakdown below for complete "ready-to-surf" board costs with this lesson.



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CAD Intro & Preshape Finishing Lesson

Shaping Instruction $75 / hour
CAD (Computer Aided Design)
Student works with instructor on CAD software basics and to finish-shape the surfboard 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 2 hours. 
For those looking for a highly-tuned board and/or people with limited time. 
See breakdown below for complete "ready-to-surf" board costs with this lesson.



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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