Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:
Shaping a surfboard with ones own hands is sure to be high on the bucket list of any surfer you know. That’s where Shaper Supply Co.’s “Shaping School” comes in, a four-hour introductory lesson on hand-shaping a surfboard (including stand-up paddleboards) from start to finish.
This is an experience unavailable anywhere else in Los Angeles County, or all of Southern California for that matter. Lessons are held in their state-of-the-art shaping bays, fully equipped with trade tools and strategic lighting elements that lead to professional results.
“In the 60s and 70s, every coastal Los Angeles community had several surf shops, all of which had shaping bays and boards being shaped daily in the back,” recalls Shaper Supply Co. owner Florian Saylor, a surfer since age 8 and a teen when he shaped his first board.
As surfing hit mainstream boards became mass-produced, and in turn, local surf shops…
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