What is the Online Workshop?
The Online Workshop is the first and foremost comprehensive online course to build your own unique wooden surfboard. Designed and instructed by master shaper David Weber, the course covers the entire process from scratch, and will show you how to build for yourself, step-by-step and in detail, one of Weber’s eco-friendly and revolutionary prized surfboards. Weber is one of the most esteemed Brazilian shapers, and has sold out dozens of hands-on workshops worldwide. Through these workshops Weber has perfected the art of teaching all types of students, from novice to expert, hobbyist or professional shaper, his innovative construction style; Now, this workshop is available to you no matter where you are in the world !
The online course covers everything taught in Weber’s famed world-class workshop in the format of video lessons, with critical details, tips and tricks, and invaluable step-by-step guidance. As such, you can work at your own pace, and learn and review at will. Furthermore, as an added bonus to complete the entirety of the construction process from zero-to-surf, Weber has included the additional lamination, hot-coat, fin installation, plugs, and final polishing steps that are not covered in the 4 day physical workshop.
It is every surfer’s dream to build-your-own board, and we believe that this experience is truly life changing. Perhaps it is the meditation in building with your own hands a functional work of art you are truly passionate about, but the experience of building your own surfboard is overwhelmingly gratifying. Many of our participants have ended up re-discovering themselves, and have expanded their experience in the workshop into a hobby or profession. Now, you can build-your-own too!
Do I need experience?
No. The course is designed to accommodate beginners with zero experience in shaping or carpentry to expert levels.
What is the difference between the online workshop and the physical one?
You will learn the same secrets of the method of building a high level wooden surfboard as in the physical workshop. In the online workshop you will also receive instruction on the final construction steps that are not included into the physical workshop: lamination, hot-coat, fininstallation, plugs, and final polishing.
The online format allows you to build at your own pace and availability, and can be viewed at any time of the day, from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
What is the course format and platforms used?
The course is entirely online, formatted in video lessons, and downloadable PDF files for visual aid, note taking and sketching, and detail specs. Additionally, YouTube channel "David Weber Academy" is also used to publish important video tutorials for a better understanding of the process.
Smartphone / Tablet - iOS and Android
Computer - davidweber.com.br - Access in "My Account"
What do I need to acquire to start building my board in the online course?
You'll need basic shape and joinery tools (easily available at your local construction materials stores or Home Depot, or you can order on Amazon.com), woods, and a Rocker Table. You can build one using our free online tutorial (it’s a lot of fun!).
What is the Certification?
At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion, certifying your ability and knowledge to build wooden surfboards in David Weber’s methodology on your own.