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Shaping my first surfboard

Taking a lesson at Shaper Supply in Venice California.

shaping, surfing,

picking out a blank
First things first you need to pick out a blank to start from.
tracing out your shape
Tracing the outline of the board.
shape outline
surfboard nose drawing
first side of surfboard
The first side of the surfboard cut out and ready for inspection.
steve berry surfboard shaping
Taking a crack at shaping my first surfboard.
shaping the stringer
peeling up the stringer
first board laid out
The top and bottom are defined.
double concave
Ensuring an even double concave out the back.
working down the rail
progress halfway through sanding the surfboard rail
double concave
Nearly finished surfboard getting worked on still.
double concave
The final product. Not too bad for my first surfboard!