4 Day School of Shape Retreat

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4 Day School of Shape Retreat

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Surfing is better when it's self-made. This world-class 4-day retreat in the bush is an all inclusive experience for surfers who want to escape, surf and immerse themselves in the art of making surfboards.  We utilise a range of the industries' most sustainable material options throughout the course. Students receive individualised attention to design, shape and glass their own unique board. 

Students will sleep in style in earthy bell tents with a touch of glam. With views of the surrounding bush,  they will wash off the foam dust in an outdoor hot shower and feast on nourishing and hearty meals around a campfire.

While resin is drying and finboxes are setting, students will get to surf local breaks and visiting famous and not-so famous landmarks

Surfers with no previous experience of shaping a board or those who want to fine tune their skills are welcome. 

 

 

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The School of Shape Retreat is Australia's first sustainable surfboard shaping retreat. A unique, all-inclusive 4-day experience (Fri-Mon).  There will be a maximum of 2 students in each retreat for individualised tuition. 

The retreat includes:

  • Earthy and stylish bell tent accommodation in a bush setting
  • Creature comforts of an outdoor hot shower
  • All hearty, quality meals and refreshments
  • Guided tour of local surf breaks
  • All tools and safety equipment
  • A high quality surfboard shaped, glassed and sanded by you (under Dave's watchful eye), utilising the industry's most sustainable materials

DAY 1 - Friday

Morning

  • High density fused cell EPS blank (Australian made, recyclable, TDI free)
  • Surfboard design basics
  • Surfboard sizing to the individual
  • Custom template making
  • Introduction to shaping bay set-up and tools
  • Blank selection
  • Marking and cutting outlines
  • Rough shaping with a power planer

Lunch

  • Ploughman's mixed plate

Afternoon

  • Adjusting rocker and volume distribution
  • Setting concaves, vee and roll
  • Adjusting deck foil
  • Fine shaping by hand
  • Rail finishing

Evening

  • Local dinner out

DAY 2 - Saturday

Morning

  • Fin placement
  • Fin box installation
  • Legrope plug installation

Lunch

  • Guided surf of local breaks
  • Lunch out at one of the Coal Coast's great eateries

Afternoon

  • Surfboard laminating with Colan Australian made fibreglass and Entropy bio-epoxy resin
  • Choice of pigmented resin, carbon/basalt reinforcements, cork composite decks or natural flax fibre finishes

Evening

  • Campfire BBQ w/ local produce (vegetarian options available)

DAY 3 - Sunday

Morning

  • Surfboard laminating with Colan Australian made fibreglass and Entropy bio-epoxy resin
  • Choice of pigmented resin, carbon/basalt reinforcements, cork composite decks or natural flax fibre finishes
  • Guided surf of local breaks

Lunch

  • Visit to Sri Venkateswara Temple for a unique cultural experience and epic feed

Afternoon

  • Filler coating in Entropy Super Sap bio-based Epoxy

Evening

  • Campfire stew (vegetarian options available)

 

DAY 4 - Monday

Morning

  • Guided surf of local breaks

Lunch

  • Mixed Plate

Afternoon

  • Surfboard sanding and finishing techniques