Sign up to build your own custom surfboard today at Shaper Studios, the World's First DIY Surfboard Workshop. Our team of friendly instructors offer private lessons and group classes to help get you started. We also offer a membership program for those students who would like to continue their new hobby of building handmade surfboards. These classes are open to all ages and all levels of surfers.



Shaping Bay Rental $30 (per hour) - View Page
Hourly Lessons $75 (per person) - View Page
Group Class $100 (per person) - View Page
Weekly Class $200 (per person) - coming soon!
Buddy Lesson $300 (per person) - View Page
Private Lesson $400 (per person) - View Page


    Hourly Lessons $75 (per person) - View Page
    Private Lesson $600 (per person) - View Page


      Surfboard Shaping - Group Class

      The Group Shaping Class is a 4hour, interactive, introduction to surfboard shaping. Get a hands-on shaping experience without the cost of shaping your own surfboard. We know you'll love it and be back to shape your own. Disclaimer: *You will not be shaping your own surfboard during this class. The entire class will be working on the instructor's choice of surfboard design. VIEW FULL DETAILS


      Surfboard Shaping - Buddy Lesson

      Save $100 (each) with our "Buddy Discount". We would like to thank you for introducing a new friend to Shaper Studios. Both you and your buddy will save $100 off the Private Shaping Lesson when you both sign up for the Buddy Lesson. You will each learn to shape your own surfboards side-by-side with one friendly instructor to guide you through the process. This is a bonding experience you will never forget! VIEW FULL DETAILS


      Surfboard Shaping - Private Lesson

      We always recommend doing the private shaping lesson if you are new to shaping or need a refresher course. The priceless experience of designing and shaping a surfboard from start to finish is every surfer's dream come true. This is a one-on-one surfboard shaping lesson with one of our friendly instructors for only $400 + Custom Surfboard cost. The lesson can be completed in one session or broken up into two sessions. VIEW FULL DETAILS


      Surfboard Glassing - Private Lesson

      Learn to glass your very own surfboard from start to finish with one of our friendly Shaper Studios instructors. You must complete your full lesson in 7-14 days from the time you start your first lesson. *Glassing materials not included. VIEW FULL DETAILS

        Save $200 with our "Combo Discount". If you want to take a private lesson on how to build your entire surfboard start to finish (shaping and glassing), then we are offering you a $200 discount just for being awesome. Sign up for a private shaping lesson and a private glassing lesson and we'll take $200 off the top.



        Q: How do I go about booking one of your workshop offerings?

        A: First purchase the workshop package that fits your needs by selecting one of the above packages. Once you've completed the online purchase please call or email us to set up a time and date.

        Q: How long are the shaping lessons?

        A: Your first surfboard will take between 5-6 hours with your instructor. We can finish your board in one session or you are welcome to break the lesson up into 2 sessions.

        Q: How much experience do I need?

        A: No experience necessary. We have the ability to teach everyone from beginning shapers to advanced shapers. 

        Q: How far in advance do I need to book a workshop package.

        A: It's never too early to book. We can book up to a year in advance. While availability depends on the location and the season, it's best to book in advance. We only book for the following month. For example; in March we will take bookings for April, in April we will take bookings for May. Sometimes we can accommodate same month bookings so send us an email and we'll do our best.

        Q: I'd like to book a shaping lesson as a gift. What's the best way to go about doing this?

        A: Shaper Studios makes the perfect gift for the beginner surfer as well as the surfer who has everything. Please go online and purchase the lesson you would like to gift. After the lesson is purchased you can email us to let us know who the gift is for and any questions you may have in regards to booking the appointment.

        Q: Do you have a physical gift card I can use to give the person?

        A: We do not have physical gift cards. The best way to gift a shaping lesson is purchase one of our apparel items and wrap that up with a handwritten card explaining the gift and a link to our website.

        Q: I'd like to book a private event / corporate retreat at your venue. What's the best way to go about doing this?

        A: Please visit our Special Events page to see events we've done with Google, HP, Nissan, Ford, Uber, Volcom, and many more. You will want to email us at

        Q: What if I need to reschedule my appointment?

        A: Things come up and we get it. If you let us know 48 hours in advance that you will be missing your shaping lesson we can reschedule you without a penalty. If you need to reschedule last minute (48 hours or less) we can accommodate you with a $50 rescheduling fee. If you do not call and do not show for your scheduled appointment time, there will be a $100 rescheduling fee.