Surfboard Maker

Shape and finish planks of plastic foam to form surfboards.

What does a Surfboard Maker do?

Shapes and finishes planks of plastic foam, reinforced with wood, to form surfboards, using hand plane, electric hand plane, and electric sander: Verifies shape and dimensions with fiberboard template. Coats with resin and covers with fiberglass. Applies coat of resin and finishes with sandpaper and polishing compounds to achieve desired luster. May attach skeg to rear of board, using fiberglass to obtain required conformity. May repair damaged surfboards by inserting polyurethane foam in damaged area and laminating over the repaired area with fiberglass.