The Tern - Midlength Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
Complete Kit - 6'8"
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$815
Complete Kit - 7'4"
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$815

The Tern is a pintail mid-length that draws influence from retro shapes to bring style and flow to waves with a little more juice. Born from wanting to push some of our classic mid-length boards like the Seed and Sapling into bigger and steeper surf, the Tern excels with control at speed. 

The Tern features a sleek, pulled in outline with a very drawn out pintail for holding tight in the pocket. It has a good amount of lift in the nose to stick steeper drops, and moderate rocker throughout to handle a variety of surf sizes without compromising speed. The volume is concentrated in the center for good buoyancy, tapering to a thin nose, tail and moderate rails leaving this board feeling smooth and maneuverable at speed and not at all “chunky”. A single-to-double concave bottom creates lift at speed, and channels water through the fins out the back. Designed for a 2+1 setup, for a single fin feel with added hold for bigger days.

Finished Board Specs:
6'8" x 20-5/8" x 2-3/4", Volume 39.7 L
7'4" x 21-1/2" x 2-7/8", Volume 47.9 L


Chesapeake Light Craft has been working with Grain Surfboards since 2009---we're really excited by what they're doing with their Home Grown series of wooden surfboard kits. With our San O' series of paddleboard kits, we discovered a mine of enthusiasm for wooden boards with a modern vibe. You’ll discover that wooden surfboards ride with more energy and carry more momentum down the wave. The original surfboards were wood, and a well-built wooden board will feel solid underfoot but also transmit a pleasing softness like nothing you’ve ever experienced on a 'glass and foam board. Wave after wave you’ll find new ways to praise its qualities. Quite simply, Grain Surfboard kits are a perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern performance.

Grain Surfboard kits are manufactured by hand using predominately Northern White Cedar, with some Western Red Cedar thrown in for color. White Cedar is super light, extremely rot-resistant and beautiful to look at. What else could you ask for when building a surfboard? The natural qualities of these tight-grained woods ensure durability, strength, and lightweight rideability for many years. Like all CLC boat kits, Grain Surfboards are sheathed in fiberglass and coated in epoxy for a lifetime of hard use without the headache of old-fashioned woodenboat maintenance.

Every Grain Surfboard kit comes with everything you need to build your own board, including CNC-cut keel and frames, hand-cut top and bottom planks, rail strips, fin box, glue, epoxy, fiberglass, mixing buckets, gloves, and a detailed instruction manual. These kits are designed to be built by anyone with the room to do it. Previous woodworking experience is not necessary.  Shipping quote to be provided for each order.  Shipping fees apply to local pickup as well.

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