2013-08-16 / Sports

Women Surfboard Design Workshop Set

Lava Girl Surf, a women’s surfing, education and events company, announced that Surfchitecture, a women’s surf workshop will be held at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Sunday, Augusts 17th on Beach 87th Street.

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.

Organizers say, 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 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. Mike 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. At Surfchitecture, guests will get to see an exciting surfboard exhibit and memorabilia and also receive surf-inspired swag bags and entry to a raffle as well as summertime food and drinks.

The Workshop Surfchitecture will be running from 1- 6: p.m. Tickets are $45 for individual session or 2 sessions for $70 (best value). For more information visit lavagirlsurf.com.

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