Plan ahead when ordering a custom surfboard
Building a custom surfboard takes time, and the more time spent on a board the better it will be. We will always try our best to get you your boards as soon as you need them, but please keep in mind that a standard turnaround time for a custom order is about 3-5 months.
Since swells are seasonal, you should be looking to dial in your winter quiver in the summer months and vice versa. Plus, if you are not in a rush, your shaper will love you.
Know the dimensions of the surfboards you have in your quiver
Ordering a custom surfboard is a personalized experience that starts with a one on one consultation with your shaper. Our customers’ satisfaction is our ultimate goal. Whether you’re looking for a copy of that magic board you broke, or if you feel like you haven’t quite found ‘the one’ for perfect conditions yet, the more information you can provide us with the better the results.
While we can estimate based on your height, weight, ability, and what types of waves you like to surf, the true dimensions of your favorite boards and what you are looking to get out of the next one (and where you are surfing, mushy beach breaks or fast reef breaks etc…) will make sure you get the board of your dreams.
Have color and artwork choices ready when you order
Colors and artwork are the biggest factors that slow down the building process for custom surfboards. The artwork gets painted on the board before the first coat of glassing, when the board is at its most fragile. The longer the unglassed board sits around waiting for your color choice, the weaker it will be and the more potential that something can happen to it and we have to start over from square one. Plus, while we wait on your color choice your order is essentially on hold since we cannot work on it until we have this information.