Cape Cod Museum Offers Paddleboard-Building Class

Cape Cod Museum Offers Paddleboard-Building Class
Paddleboard Workkshop, photo/Shawn Veccione

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is offering a new 2-day class called “Shape Your Own Stand-Up Paddleboard.” The class will be taught by Cape Cod’s own Shawn Veccione using traditional wood-blank shaping tools in the museum’s boatbuilding shop.

The 2-day shaping class will begin November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and includes a lecture on board design and hydrodynamic performance Saturday night. On Sunday November 9, class will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Shawn incorporates sustainable materials into his eco-friendly surfboard production, and each student will shape and finish his or her own wood blank.  At the end of the class, each student’s board will be completed by a professional glasser working with Shawn. The cost is $2,400 for materials, instruction, and the lecture. The completed board will be the property of each student.

For more information and to register, contact the Cape Cod Maritime Museum at or 508-775-1723

About Shawn Veccione:

Shawn grew up on Cape Cod where he learned to surf.  He was a professional snowboarder and was selected for the 1990 US Olympic team.  After an injury, he moved to Hawaii to surf, where he later shaped boards for Dick Brewer and Billy Hamilton, and developed a reputation as a world-renowned shaper.  Shawn has been at the forefront of professional surfing and stand-up paddleboarding in the Northeast.