DIY Soft Surfboard Workshop

  • 09 Jun 2018
  • 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Craft Room
  • 4


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any course without notice. Attendees may cancel up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance incur no penalty if the minimum number of attendees is maintained. Otherwise, and always in the case of no-shows (except in the cases of medical emergency and family bereavement) a 100% penalty of the tuition (not including materials fees, if any) is levied.


With summer on its way, come design and shape your own soft surfboard at the DIY Moda Surfboard Workshop at MakerPlace because surfing is fun!

This workshop uses soft PE foam blanks called Moda Core which use snowboard technology to create surfboards that flex for variable rocker. Unlike typical PU or EPS surfboard foam, PE foam is non-messy, easy and forgiving to shape with both manual and power tools. Internally, a composite wood core precisely controls flex movements, just like a snowboard. Variable rocker means soft surfboards that surf as well, and in some ways better(!), than fiberglass boards:
Moda Core results in soft, durable, and fun high-performance surfboards that won't ding, ding you, or ding your wallet.
No need to fiberglass! Post-shaping, your Moda Core will be thermally laminated with deck/rail skins and a bottom slick by Custom X, a leading bodyboard manufacturer in Oceanside.


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$50 Tuition and $250 materials gets you...
DIY Moda Surfboard Workshop: June 9th, 2018, 9:15am-12:15pm in the MakerPlace craft room.

1.  Design your own soft surfboard using your custom design or any of several templates provided by the instructor.
2.  Get the time & space to shape your Moda Core blank using MakerPlace's tools and consumables.

Post-shaping, your Moda Core will be taken to Custom X in Oceanside for professional thermal lamination of deck/rail skins and a bottom slick. Deck color options are red, blue, yellow, black, and white. Leash plug and FCS compatible soft board fin boxes will also be installed. Default configuration is twin-fin, +$15 for quad fin setup (fins not included). This step takes about two weeks.
3. You’ll be contacted to pick up your finished board at MakerPlace (typically 2 weeks after workshop).     

Design guidance including optional templates and shaping tips from Brenton Woo, Moda Core inventor.

1 Moda Core PE soft board blank (60"L x 24"W x 2"H)
2 FCS fin boxes (+$15 for additional pair)
1 leash plug
Thermal lamination services by Custom X (allow up to 2 weeks)
Use of MakerPlace's surfboard shaping area, tools and consumables.
Space for this workshop is limited, so sign up today and surf your summer away!

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Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking. 

**Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals**

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