The Shape and Stay is a 6 -10 day package we developed where you get to build your own custom wooden surfboard in Portugal, under Ze’s guidance. During the course you can stay at our Eco Lodge where we have created two separate apartments for guests to stay. While working on your board we will enjoy meals together, talk about life, and of course enjoy the nearby Peniche surf.
Through this experience you will learn:
• The basic safety of carpentry
• The basic notions of surfboard design
• Different types of wood and why we use them
• Techniques for construction and pressing wood
• Introduction to specialized carpentery tools
• Ways to customize your board
• Laminating technique
We live in the countryside between the medieval village of Obidos and the surf capital Peninche. At our lodge we try to live in a simple harmony with animals and plants. We work based on the principles of a biodynamic agriculture in oder to achieve a self-sustaining ecological entity.
The lodge contains gardens, a green house, and orange trees which are irrigated from our pond collection pool. There is a beautiful outdoor kitchen and living space made of stone, bamboo, and recycled windows where we enjoy meals together in the fresh air. Along with this we often host community nights where we make pizza in the wood fired oven.