How A Surfboard Is Made

Ground Control

Meet your shaper! JS Industries has three shaping machines that run for two shifts—one in the am and one that lasts well into the arvo. These computers tell the machines in the next photo what to do.

Shaping Machine

After the blank is set onto the shaping machine, a buzz saw (for lack of a better term) carves out the dimensions requested by the computer program. It takes just over 20 minutes to complete this process.

Shaping Machine Motor

The guts behind the shaping machine.

Foam Dust

With the amount of boards JS Industries does, heaps of foam dust gathers in the shaping machines. The bays have to be scooped out every single day by a company that recycles the stuff.

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