2013-07-26 / Community

Surfchitecture, Lava Girl Offers Workshop

Lava Girl Surf, a women’s surfing, education and events company, announces Surfchitecture, a women’s surf workshop, at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Sunday, August 18th.

The workshop will cover the fundamentals of surfboard design and function; ding repair, sustainable shaping and body surfing followed by a surfboard exhibition in the newly renovated Rockaway Beach Surf Club.

With presentations by surf professionals in a friendly and informal setting, attendees can feel comfortable asking questions based on their surfing ability and level of knowledge.

The workshop will include a panel discussion on Surfboard Design and Function, covering the different shapes and components of boards and fins.

On the panel will be Imaginary Surf Co. founder, David Murphy, who shapes high performance, artisanal boards in Brooklyn.

He uses salvaged and locally harvested wood, and environmentally sustainable resins and coatings.

In addition to the hand crafted custom boards and traditional surf craft, Murphy releases a series of hand planes every few months for bodysurfers from Montauk to Maui.

Joining the panel will be Mike Becker, the owner of Nature Shapes, which has been providing custom surfboards and other related products since 1993.

Becker has been shaping boards since he was 16 years old, and designs specifically for east coast conditions.

There will also be a Ding Repair demonstration by a local surfer to help attendees learn the techniques of repairing their boards at home or while traveling.

This is the second workshop of Lava Girl Surf’s 2013 season. Each session creates its own experience, exposing women to the sport, art and lifestyle of surfing.

The third, set for October, will explore picking the right surf destination, including reading waves, understanding weather data and surviving the winter waters.

At Surfchitecture, guests will get to see an exciting surfboard exhibit and memorabilia curated from NY and across the Nation.

They will also receive surfinspired swag bags and entry to a raffle as well as summertime food and drinks.

It’s a great chance to meet up with fellow female surfers in the community and be able to connect on and off the water.

The Workshop Surfchitecture will be Sunday August 18th, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club at 302 Beach 87th Street, near Rockaway Freeway.

The nearest A train subway station is Beach 90th Street Stop.

Tickets are $45 for individual session or 2 sessions for $70.

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