Make your own surfboard with a design pro at this Laguna Beach hotel

Donald Brink

Surfer and surfboard maker Donald Brink, ripping it. He’ll help guests at Laguna Beach House shape their own surfboards.

(Jeff Davis)

The Laguna Beach House wants to school you in how to shape a surfboard.

That’s why it has partnered with hand-crafted surfboard maker Donald Brink to teach you everything you need to know.

Guests stay two nights in a coastal view room at the recently renovated hotel. Then it’s off to Brink’s studio in Dana Point to learn the basics: theory and design of surfboard shaping.

The hotel’s Shape, Surf & Stay package provides an opportunity to learn one-on-one with Brink as you work on your very own board. Afterward, Brink will take you to one of his favorite Orange County surf spots for a ride, depending on conditions.


The offer costs $1,475 and includes one surfboard per stay. You also receive snacks, a s’mores kit, free parking, Wi-Fi, evening wine hour and cookies and milk at nighttime.

The 36-room hotel (formerly the Laguna Cliffs) at 475 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. underwent a $1.5-million renovation earlier this year.

Info: Laguna Beach House, (800) 297-0007



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