Friday, January 10, 2014

Finless Fiesta and wooden surfboards.

Get your block planes and spoke shaves sharpened. Grain Surfboards is putting their boards building classes on the road and bringing Jon Wegener with them. From Feb 1st through 9th Grain will be holding class at the new Patagonia Bowery surf shop in NYC. 

Jon's Class will from Feb 1st to the 2nd. 

From Grain:

"For this unique workshop, we’re privileged to have Jon Wegener back from Southern California where he is a pioneer in the design and construction of traditional Hawaiian finless sticks. We’re also honored that this is the first class we’re offering with our friends at Patagonia Bowery in New York City.
Each student will have their choice of building either a paipo or an alaia using paulownia with Jon guiding you through the process.
Students will cut their outlines, and under Jons watchful eye, shape the delicate arcs that make magic of a simple plank. Oiled and ready for launching on day two, everyone will have time to hit the water for a surf. We’ll have a quiver of wood boards for students to try in the evenings or whenever glue is drying, so pray for surf."

Grain will also provide a 4 day board kit building class.
From Grain:
"Since the early days of Grain, we’ve admired, looked up to and in some ways emulated the values that the good people at Patagonia have taught us. We’ve read the books, listened to the words and tried to lead an examined life. We’ve also always dreamed of working with Patagonia in some way… and now it’s happening, and you can be a part of it.
We’re so proud and excited to bring our 4-day class to Patagonia’s newest surf store in the Bowery, NYC. Six students will be building their own wooden surfboard right in the basement of the store, which also happens to be the former CBGB’s. If only those walls could talk.
You can count on the same experience you’d get by coming here to Maine including two delicious meals a day, the full course of instruction, and each student leaves at the end with a board ready-to-glass. The tuition’s a bit more for our traveling classes to cover the cost of us getting there, but students living locally avoid the cost of traveling to Maine and cost of lodging."

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