Grain Sapling - Midlength Fun-Board Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
7'6" Complete Kit
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8' Complete Kit
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The Sapling is our very versatile midlength fun-board, it’s a higher volume “egg” that's still responsive enough to maneuver from the lip and quick enough to carry you through fast sections. A great “short board” for larger riders or transitioning longboarders, or an all-around one board quiver!

The Sapling has a moderate rocker, maintaining paddle speed while having enough nose lift to stick steeper drops. The wide-point sits directly under the chest, concentrating the float under the rider when paddling, flowing back to the elegantly tapered tail, allowing the rider to initiate and complete fluid turns. A single-to-double concave bottom creates lift at speed, and channels water through the fins for speed out the back. 60/40 rails keep a good bit of volume for a stable platform, transitioning to tucked edge out the back for speed when you need it.

Finished Board Specs

8' x 22-3/4" x 2-7/8", Volume 62.60 L
7'6" x 22-1/4" x 2-3/4", Volume 53.89 L

Chesapeake Light Craft has been working with Grain Surfboards since 2009---we're really excited by what they're doing with their Home Grown series of wooden surfboard kits. With our San O' series of paddleboard kits, we discovered a mine of enthusiasm for wooden boards with a modern vibe. You’ll discover that wooden surfboards ride with more energy and carry more momentum down the wave. The original surfboards were wood, and a well-built wooden board will feel solid underfoot but also transmit a pleasing softness like nothing you’ve ever experienced on a 'glass and foam board. Wave after wave you’ll find new ways to praise its qualities. Quite simply, Grain Surfboard kits are a perfect blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern performance.

Grain Surfboard kits are manufactured by hand using predominately Northern White Cedar, with some Western Red Cedar thrown in for color. White Cedar is super light, extremely rot-resistant and beautiful to look at. What else could you ask for when building a surfboard? The natural qualities of these tight-grained woods ensure durability, strength, and lightweight rideability for many years. Like all CLC boat kits, Grain Surfboards are sheathed in fiberglass and coated in epoxy for a lifetime of hard use without the headache of old-fashioned woodenboat maintenance.

Every Grain Surfboard kit comes with everything you need to build your own board, including CNC-cut keel and frames, hand-cut top and bottom planks, rail strips, fin box, glue, epoxy, fiberglass, mixing buckets, gloves, and a detailed instruction manual. These kits are designed to be built by anyone with the room to do it. Previous woodworking experience is not necessary.  Shipping quote to be provided for each order.  Shipping fees apply to local pickup as well. 

NEW for Spring 2021 - Assembled Grain Surfboards now available at the CLC Annapolis shop.  Call to check current inventory. 

(Assembled boards are only available for pickup in Annapolis.)