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DIY Surfboard Kits, Right This Way

None If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

This is especially true when it comes to surfboards.

Or so they... say.

Anyway, channel your inner Spicoli for Grain Surfboards Kits, the next big thing in DIY water sports technology from a Maine-based company that’s both willing and able to deliver all the supplies you need to build your own wooden surfboard, available online now.

This is the brainchild of a few former shipbuilders in New England who presumably got together one day and said something like “Ships are stupid. We should really consider getting in the surfboard game.” And so they did that. And so here we are.

Let’s say you live in San Francisco. And let’s say there happens to be a beach nearby. Well, one might say those are perfect surfboard-making conditions.

Thusly, your plan of action is this: 1) Go online and order a kit. You’ve got eight options, from the stubby, retro-styled Leaf to the eight-foot longboard kit called the Steamer. 2) Get the door. It’s two boxes. One’s filled with wood, fiberglass and an instruction manual. The other’s filled with epoxy, adhesives and another instruction manual. 3) Start making a surfboard.

That’s it. Just follow the instructions from there and you’re surfing.

Unless you can’t surf. Then you should probably take a lesson first.

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