Surfboard Art

Surfboard Art

Surfboard art is an excellent way to customize your hand-shaped board or add some style to an old, dingy looking surfcraft. How to Paint a Surfboard You’ve got a few options when it comes to surfboard art depending on what stage you plan on applying it to your surfboard. For example: You can apply artwork…

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How to Repair Your Surfboard

surfboard repair

Knowing how to repair your own surfboard keeps it out of the landfill and in the water. You don’t have to say goodbye to your beloved board just because of some dings or even a big buckle. Surfboard repair is a good skill to have – if your board choice is limited, it’ll minimize the…

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Surfboard Glassing & Sanding

glass and sand

When you think of building a surfboard, many people just think about the shaping of it – planers, rasps, and sanding blocks mowing foam. But, one of the most important parts of the build process is often overlooked – glassing & sanding. You can shape a perfect surfboard from a foam blank, but without a…

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Foam and Resin Compatibility

resin compatibility

One of the worst things imaginable would be shaping your first surfboard or attempting a repair only to destroy your foam by using the wrong type of resin. Luckily foam-resin compatibility is not too difficult to understand. This one will be quick. Will Fiberglass Resin Melt Foam? Using the wrong type of resin on certain…

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Surfboard Shaping Guide

surfboardshaping

Shaping your own surfboard is something that can blow the roof off of your overall surfing experience – it can get you thinking about design elements and performance characteristics you’ve probably never thought about before. Shaping a surfboard can be fun, challenging, frustrating, and messy. And it can be extremely rewarding to surf something that…

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Caring for Your Surf Fins & Getting the Right Fit

Wave Arcade handcrafted surfboard fins are built with durability in mind, but a little care will go a long way in ensuring they last for a long time and perform to the best of their ability. These tips will help with any surf fins.Use these simple tips to keep your surfboard fins in tip-top shape:…

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How to Make Surf Fins

Arcade Machines

How to Make Your Own Surf Fins Design your fins. Trace a favorite template or design your own by hand or on the computer with a program like FinFoil.io. Gather your materials. At the very least you’ll need resin, fiberglass, a jigsaw, and some sandpaper. Cut out the outline of your fins. Cut the profile…

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Surfboard Fin Repair

Fin Repair

A broken or damaged surfboard fin doesn’t automatically mean you need to toss it and get a new set. No way! With a little handiwork and patience, a broken surfboard fin can be repaired and sea-worthy again. However, if your fin is past the point of repair, you can always consider turning it into some…

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Guide to 3D Printing Surf Fins

Wave Machine

3D printing surf fins offers the perfect solution for quick prototyping new designs and materials. Now, 3D printing will likely not yield the best fins you’ll ever surf, but it does provide an avenue for quick prototyping and experimenting with unique materials and designs. This guide is designed to help those who have purchased a…

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