Project Description

This was my first try at making a fiberglass surfboard. It was a very successful attempt and I’ve made two more since this one. This project taught me a lot about using fiberglass and resin, a skill that I’ve been able to apply to several other projects.

The process starts with a polyurethane surfboard blank that somewhat resembles the shape of a surfboard, but needs to be shaped before it is turned into a finished product.

The board is shaped with an electric hand planer and several hand tools. After the desired form is sculpted, the board is covered in one to two layers of fiberglass and polyester resin.