Q: How much would you say a board costs after all is said and done?
A good way to estimate the cost of the surfboard plus shaping lessons is somewhere around $100/foot. However, many surfers who already know how to shape make their boards at Shaper Studios for a great deal less than that price.
Q: How do I purchase a gift certificate for someone?
A gift certificate to Shaper Studios is priceless however we have several ways you can give the gift of shaping. Option 1: You can purchase Shaper Studios cash in increments of $25 bills (only available at one of our physical locations). Option 2: You can deposit funds into the account of one of our current members (we will email you a blank gift receipt that you can gift to someone special). Option 3: You can create a new membership account for someone special and then deposit funds into their new account (we will email you a blank gift receipt that you can gift to someone special).
Q: I’m worried that I’ll spend time and money trying to shape my own board and end up with something less than stellar.
No worries. We highly recommend taking a lesson with one of our pro shapers. Never had an unhappy surfer. For more details on lessons click here.
Q: What if I just want to design the board and have a pro shape it for me?
Yes. The best part about Shaper Studios is that you get to choose how hands on you would like to be. It’s our job to put your dream board under your feet. The best way to estimate cost for a custom surfboard, without the do-it-yourself shaping lesson, is still $100.00 per foot.
Q: Do I need to bring my own blank to a lesson?
We have everything you need for the lesson. We have blanks, tools, shaping bays, etc. For more details on lessons click here.
Q: Can I get my board glassed at Shaper Studios?
Yes, of course. Our turn around time on glassing is three weeks unless you order custom artwork, color work, gloss & polish, or anything beyond a clear lamination. All dark colored boards are subject to a double hot-coat ($20.00) of resin at the laminators discretion. Rush Glassing is also available for $100.00 (one week turnaround).
Q: Do you give glassing lessons at Shaper Studios?
Q: May I watch my board get glassed at Shaper Studios?
No. In order for our glassing team to work efficiently we cannot accommodate glassing observations. If you’d like to be involved in the glassing of your board please see Glassing Lessons.
Q: Do you ship surfboards to customers?
Yes. Many surfers travel far to shape at Shaper Studios. We will package and ship the board to your home. We require all surfboards being shipped to purchase a day bag for added protection. Please allow a minimum of two weeks extra for shipping. Shipping costs do very and full amount of shipping & handling must be paid prior to shipping.
Q: Can I have my own logo on my board?
Yes. We encourage all surfers to personalize their board with custom logo. Every surfboard comes with a free standard size logo (8″ x 8″) top and bottom. You must email your sized logo to us at email@example.com If we have to do anything more than push print on your file then a set up fee of $40.00 will be added to your invoice.
Q: May I put multiple logos on my board?
Yes. Additional logos are $20.00 each.
Q: Can I do my own artwork on the board?
Yes. For $25.00, you may reserve a spot on our artist stage to paint or do artwork on your blank. The artist stage comes complete with a collection of water-based acrylic paints and access to our painting supplies, brushes & pallets.