San Marcos DIY Board Kits

  • There is something magical about creating something with your own two hands. Building your own hollow core paddle board will be one of the most rewarding projects that you'll tackle.

    At Jarvis Boards, we've made over a 1,000 wooden paddle boards for customers all around the world. We've distilled the knowledge gained into DIY paddle boards kits that can be made at home.

    The San Marcos is our most popular board as it is stable enough for beginners and works in a wide range of water conditions. 

    There are three ways you can start your new board. 

    1. Paper or digital plans - This is the most economical option for those on a budget or international customer. Starting here will add 10 to 15 hours to your build

    2. Pre Cut frames - This is the most common place to start. We ship you pre cut frames so that you can start right away assembling your board

    3. Locally Grown kits - This is our most comprehensive place to start and includes everything you need to build your board excluding the wood used for the exterior skins of the board. 

    Our locally grown kits include everything you need to build your board, excluding the wood for the skins. This includes the frame, glassing supplies, glue, mixing cups, gloves, graphics kit, and small parts (fin boxes, leash loops and vents). 

    For the skins, most builders use cedar which can be sourced from many local hardware stores across the country for around $150 to $200. 

    If you still have questions how how to build take a look at our tutorial page

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