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How to Shape a Surfboard

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Measuring Tail, Nose, and Center Point
How to Shape a Surfboard

Charles Measuring the Surfboard Shape

After “truing” the outline to eliminate all the rough spots (the bumps and lumps that may come out of the sawing process), Charles lays the rough cut blank out.

Then he measures and marks the nose width, tail width, and center point.

The standard nose width is about 11 ½ inches. The standard Tails width is about 5 inches. Standard center point width is about 181/2 inches. Most blanks have what is called “close tolerance” which means that very little work needs to be done with the rocker (bottom curve).

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