We offer monthly workshops in our studio in Lisbon and outside in Europe.
Surf the board you made with your hands.
During 3 full days you will learn how to build your own wooden surfboard from start to finish. The shapes can be 100% customized.
No particular skills are needed. During those 3 days you will learn about:
the use of specific woodworking tools.
the art of surfboard design and shaping
the software used to design the boards.
"Classic" surfboards are normally glassed after the shaping stage. Glassing means laying down fiberglass and several layers of resin, lots of work, sanding, and releasing poluting substances and dust.
Since the birth of Ondanova we are trying to find solutions to decrease and even remove the use of those harmfull products.
We are happy to annouce that we can now propose a technique baptised HOTDOG requiring 75% less epoxy, using cork for the rails which is natural and local here in Portugal and flaxfiber to reinforce the inside of the structure. The boards aren't glassed on the outside, but only made waterproof with a mix of natural oils and waxes.This solution presents several advantages:
no waste or harmfull dust
faster and easier to build
gives flexibility to the structure, thus to your surf
Your surfboard will be ready to surf 2 or 3 days after the workshop, instead of several weeks/months in case of glassing
We will still propose the classic glassed version of our wooden boards during workshops. In this case we can put you in contact with a local glasser after the workshop. Prices are a bit less expensive for unglassed boards, they don't included the glassing job.
Check our agenda to find future workshops and their location. Private classes are also possible. And if you think you could host a workshop please contact us. What we need is a roof, around 60 sqm of surface and electricity.
17-19 February 2023 - Studio Ericeira
10-12 March 2023 - Studio Ericeira
Private workshops all year long in our studio
The price includes the course and all material to build your wooden surfboard, not included is the stay, food and transport. The value is based on the length of the board you want to build, the technique used and calculated using the following formulas:
Unglassed version : 150€ + 70€/foot
HOTDOG technique : 150€ + 90€/foot
On top of that price add :
+ 200€ for workshops outside of Portugal
+ 10€ per fin box
+ extra depending on special paint or art-job
HOTDOG 5'8'' fish with twin Futures plugs, workshop in Lisbon = 692€
HOTDOG 7' mid-length with single fin box, workshop in France = 990€
9'4'' noserider with single fin box, unglassed, workshop in Brussels = 1018€
Fixed price for Alaïas and Païpos:
Contact us on email@example.com if you wish to inscribe or if you have any question.
In order to confirm your inscription we ask a deposit of 100€.
Last day of inscription: one week before the workshop starts / two weeks for workshops outside Portugal.
If you want to have a better idea of the final product don’t hesitate to come and visit us!
22 January - Seignosse @ Shaper
15 January - Seignosse @ Shaper
18 December - Brussels
11 December 2020 - Brussels
24 November 2020 - Lisbon studio
4 November 2020 - Lisbon studio
14 August 2020 - Hossegor
31 July 2020 - Brussels
11 July 2020 - Brussels
15 December 2019 - Brussels
6 December 2019 - Brussels
11 October 2019 - Lisbon
13 September 2019 - Azurara
20 June 2019 - Porto
8 June 2019 - Lisbon studio
10 May 2019 - Lisbon studio
12 April 2019 - Lisbon studio
8 March 2019 - Lisbon studio
15 February 2019 - Lisbon studio
25 January 2019 - Lisbon studio
14 December 2018 - Lisbon studio
23 November 2018 - Lisbon studio
19 October 2018 - Lisbon studio
28 September 2018 - Guéthary
14 September 2018 - Estoril w/SurfOut
10 August 2018 - Lisbon Portugal
20 July 2018 - Lisbon Portugal
31 May 2018 - Lisbon w/FICA