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Surfboard Shaping Workshop with Surfing Room

Take your surfing skills to the next level by learning how to make your own surfboard.

Surferlodge has partnered up with the Surfing Room to offer the opportunity to build your own surfboard whether you want to do it just for fun or to pursue your career as a shaper. Here you can take the first step!

In these workshops you get to choose the type of board you want to build. You will learn the basics of shaping, how to use the shaping tools, the type of blanks (PU or EPS) you can use, and everything you need to know to shape your own board. You can learn from scratch shaping an EPS foam surfboard blanks or from a CNC pre-shaped foam.

The workshop is given by Sergio Martins and experienced shaper that started shaping in San Diego, California and moved to Portugal to connect with his roots and to share his knowledge with the community in his mobile shaping room, so you can experience the art of building your own board right here at the Surfers Lodge or even in front of the beach.

Surfboard Shaping Workshop


  • Types of shaping
  • Difference between CNC coat and hand shaping
  • Foam selection
  • Learn the difference between PU or EPS
  • Board Templates
  • How to outline, draw and cut the board
  • Board dimensions and rocker
  • Shaping methods
  • Reducing the stringer, hand-foil the rails and bottom curve, thickness, proportion and deck
  • How to set up the fins and position correct
  • Signing your own board.

CNC Preshaped Private Workshop

3-4 h | €500 + €80 (allocation fee)

This workshop you will learn the basics of shaping on a pre-shaped foam. It will be easy for you to get started with a pre-shaped blank on CNC, to enjoy the process of making your board without going into the technical details, you still will learn a lot, including how to reduce scratches left by the CNC cutter + all the skills above. In 3-4 hours you will be done shaping and proud of yourself by making your custom made board.

100% HANDS ON Private Workshop

8 h (2 days) | €800 + €140 (allocation fee)

In this session you will be 100% hands on the board. You will learn outline drawing, cutting your board, low finishing stringer, to hand-foil your rails and bottom curve, understand thickness, proportion and deck + all the skills above. This will be 2 sessions of 4 hours; you will be doing all the work as the old-school hand shaper. All that work will pay off when you see the final results. You will be a proud owner of your very first surfboard made from scratch and signed by you!

The workshop includes 

The price includes glassing, sanding, fin plug quick set jigs, fin plug diamond hole saw, in summary, you will get a board ready to surf! (Fins not included)

How it works?

  • Choose your EPS Surfboard Blank:
    • 5’9″ for Hi Performance shortboards
    • 5’10” for Fish, Biscuit, and high volume shortboards
    • 6’3″ for 5’10 – 6’3″ Fish style boards
    • 6’5″ for larger Fishes, Eggs, or Anything up to 7’0″
  • Choose the fins system for your surfboard
  • Select your type of workshop
  • Make an appointment at Surfers Lodge. We will discuss what your goals are so that you can select the right workshop for you.
  • See you in the room!

Hands on!! come here to appreciate the job your shaper do for you.

Additional services:

  • Color
  • Fins
  • Shipping

Note: It takes 7-15 days to finish the board at the glass factory. 


Surfboard Shaping Workshop

  •  Wifi
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • 2 twin beds
  • Private bathroom