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La Factory – Experience Shape

THE SHAPING ROOM

Located below the surf school, the shaping room is a magical place where surf lovers can discover the secrets behind the making of a board. You have the soul of a handyman and you dream of riding a board built with your own hands and customized to your desires? The Factory offers a multi-step shaping experience that will allow you to realize your dream!

CARLOS: THE SHAPER MASTER

The creative Carlos Lopes loves using his hands to shape beautiful objects. Before he turned to surfboards, he used to make carbon fibre parts for race cars. Rigorous and precise work. Paulo Jacinto, a Portuguese shaper, introduced him to the art of surfboard building. After working with several shapers such as Polen Surfboard, Bloodbrothers and Lufi Surf Co., he came to Switzerland and collaborated with Ateliers Baume, a shaping workshop in Crissier. He was able to keep practicing his art and share his experience with the workshop’s members. As a big fan of surfing himself, Carlos doesn’t shape for competitions, but for pleasure of the art. Every one of his boards is made with style and passion.

EXPERIENCE SHAPE - FIRST MEETING

A first appointment is set to meet Carlos, the Alaïa Bay Shaper, with whom you will discuss to get to know each other and understand your desires and needs. Then, he will analyze your style during a surfing session included in the price to make you proposals that correspond to you when designing your board, shape, fins, color etc.

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Discussion du projet

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1 session de surf

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Conceptualisation de ta planche (forme, taille, matériaux)

EXPERIENCE SHAPE - 2ND MEETING

It's time to start crafting and show Carlos your shaping skills! The Shape Experience takes place from Monday to Friday in two meetings. In the magical room of the workshop, he will be there to teach you, guide you and advise you during the different stages of the fabrication of your board.

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4 heures de shape sous la supervision de Carlos

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Réception de la board avec 1 session

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Durée totale de l’expérience : ~8h

INFORMATION AND BOOKING

The price of a custom board depends on many factors: size and characteristics of the board, wood type, number of stringers, polish, shape, fins, leash…contact us for a personalized offer!

Reservation and booking at hello@alaiabay.ch to request your first appointment with the shaper and build your dream board

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