Shaper Studios

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6310 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120 6310 Riverdale Street, San Diego Directions
+19252574273
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Report | 4 months ago
My boyfriend and I loved the group shaping lesson! Chris explained everything really well and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the board take shape. It was fun to get our hands dirty and learn to use the tools ourselves. Highly recommend this!
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Report | 5 months ago
Kory was a great instructor, and the class itself was really hands-on! We had five people in our class, so everyone got to have a part in the shaping process. The best part? I scored a board at the end of it for a great deal.
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Report | a year ago
Fantastic! Very friendly staff. Class is hands-on so dress to get dusty
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Report | a year ago
Great experience.
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Report | 2 years ago
These guys give you some very practical experience for board shaping. I suggest you take a friend and take lots of photos and notes.
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Report | 2 years ago
super chill environment. The manager was the one that taught us and he was awesome and patient with everyone, answered all our questions about designs from tails, rails all the way to concaves. Staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Definitely recommend this to anyone who loves the sport.
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Report | 2 years ago
Had a great time. Great information. Good people.
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Report | 2 years ago
Awesome guys! Awesome experience!
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Report | 2 years ago
By far the best spot to learn. Had never done before . The knowledge was extremely helpful and super friendly staff!
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Report | 3 years ago
I bought this Groupon for my husband, who is a surfer. He enjoyed the experience so much He plans to book an individual class to make his own board!
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“I can’t even color in the lines of a coloring book, so if someone’s telling me I can actually shape a surfboard, I guess right now it’s just a matter of proving it. I’m not really sure I can. We’ll see how it goes.” These were the words of a tool-averse student just before starting one of Shaper Studio’s board-shaping classes. But with the help of a professional shaper, she got the hang of using a crosscut hand saw, an electric paner, and the other necessary equipment for shaping her very own board.

It might seem like an impossible task, but the founders of Shaper Studios knew that if anyone would welcome the challenge of shaping their own boards, it would be the San Diego surf community. Here, on the shores of the Pacific, they’ve set up a public workshop space where surfers and SUPers can come by for private or group lessons on shaping and glassing their own boards. Those totally averse to shaping their own can leave it to one of the staff pros, but are still welcome to come to the artist stage to paint their own board design or just to see what a paintbrush looks like.

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