Build Your Own Paddleboard


How hard is it to build a board?

It is not hard.  We supply some of the parts pre-cut or partly assembled to save you time. Basically you drill holes, temporarily tie pieces together with wires, glue the parts together, remove the wires and complete the board by wrapping it in fibreglass.

How Do the Classes Work?

Building your own board is a hands on affair.  We’ll demonstrate each step for you and then you continue on with the assembly.  We’ll check things over with you as you build.

When are the classes?

Clases start every week on Monday.
Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Evening and Saturday classes are available by appointment.

When Can I Start?

Once a week, each Monday (except holidays).

Who Can Build?

Paddleboard building is great for individuals, families and organized groups. Youth should be 15 years or older.

Do I Need Any Experience?

You do not need any prior woodworking experience. You will be taught everything you need to know. You will be working primarily with hand tools (e.g. chisels, saws, planes, pliers). In some steps, common power tools such as a random orbital sander will be used. We provide all the tools you will need.

Do I Need a Partner?

Building with a partner is always more fun and it also goes faster.  For certain steps, you will need at least one extra person to help you for several hours.

How Much Does It Cost?

12 ft 6in or 14 ft. Wood Paddleboard $1700

The price for the course includes material and instruction time, use of tools and a great place to work.  Decoration of your board is extra and depends on what you choose to do.

How Long Does it Take to Build a Paddleboard?

The average length of time is 60 hours.

The amount of decoration or special features you install will affect your build time.

Building times can be substantially shortened if you have someone to help you and if you can work in longer blocks of time (e.g. all day for a couple of days).

There is a minimum time commitment of 8 hours per week until the board can be moved off its building station. There is also an overall project time limit. Each builder is allotted a certain amount of shop time beyond which surcharges apply. Ask for details.

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