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Build Your Own Kaholo Stand-Up Paddleboard
Location: Grain Surfboards - York, Maine
Dates: Monday, April 24, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017
You may register for this class through Grain Surfboards.
Instructor: Geoff Kerr
Tuition & Materials:
- $1885 including tuition and materials, breakfast and lunch daily.
- Choice of kit:
First seen in Hawaii, SUP boards have exploded in popularity. This freshly rediscovered sport has the paddler standing on a long surfboard, propelled by an extra-long paddle. SUPs have caught on in numbers that are more than simply faddish. Why? It is as close as you can get to walking on water. The increased visibility of the standing position changes your entire perspective on your local waters. And unlike surfing, anyone can do it! While some enter races and venture into the ocean, most use their boards to explore bays, rivers, and quiet waterways all over the world.
For this class, unique "Grain-flavored" boards will be fitted with decks made from Northern White Cedar, the same great material that Grain uses in all of their surfboards.
Tuition includes the use of all of the tools needed and access to the shop, showers, wireless internet, and lounge. We also throw in a home cooked breakfast and lunch each day. Students are responsible for their own dinner costs as well as accommodations, although the Grain team will recommend some nice places around the area.
In this five-day class, you will build either a 12-1/2-foot or 14-foot Kaholo paddleboard. It took more than five years for the team at Chesapeake Light Craft to develop the Kaholo designs, boards with that rare quality of being fast enough to race but stable enough for first-timers. Tracking is great and a narrow nose with kayak-derived shaping lifts the Kaholos up and over waves.
Note: Boat kits for classes are specially prepared at CLC and delivered directly to the classroom. These kits include extra supplies and may have certain parts pre-assembled. Because of the particular nature of these kits, discounts and other promotions do not apply.