Grain Surfboards


DSC_0280 copyGrain Surfboards began in a basement workshop minutes from the waves in York Beach, Maine. Mike LaVecchia, a surfer at heart and a wooden boatbuilder by trade (shown standing in front), realized that he didn’t want a plastic surfboard. So he started building a wooden one.

Mike and the guys at Grain are using traditional boat-building techniques to create works of art for riding waves and at the same time they are reducing the impact on the environment. There is no foam, there is no plastic and there is hardly any waste (most of which gets burned in the woodstove). What started in a dark basement has grown into a full-fledged surfboard company that is getting a lot of attention for building some really sweet boards.

Grain also offers surfboard kits and workshops so that people can build their own and take the ownership of their board to another level. These are complete kits designed to be built by anyone with the room to do it. Go to for more info. Or check out our lineup of Grain Kits on

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