Pravda Releases Surfboard Shaping Instructional Video

Video is First Ever to Feature Novice Shapers, Shows Techniques for both Polyurethane and EPS Foam Blanks

Huntington Beach, Calif., January 9, 2007 — Pravda Surf, a Huntington Beach, Calif.-based custom surfboard design studio, announces the release of its new instructional video, “Surfboard Shaping and Design for Beginners.

The 96-minute DVD, available on, is a thorough review of the entire surfboard shaping process, along with detailed tool instruction, template-making and design information.

The video also offers a number of features not available in any other products on the market:
Instruction specifically geared toward novice shapers
Techniques that require only commonly available tools
Mistakes commonly made by beginning shapers and how to fix/avoid them
Shaping instruction for both polyurethane and EPS foam blanks -- essential in the post-Clark Foam shaping environment
15 printable surfboard templates
Pricing lower than that of all other competing DVDs

“As the first custom surfboard design studio, we’re excited to spread of stoke of shaping your own board from the studio to the living room — and hopefully to the shaping bay! said Valentin Shmidov, chief executive of the growing surf brand. “Given the video’s unprecedented comprehensiveness, as well as its simple instructions for shapers of all levels, we’re confident that it will soon be the industry standard.

The video, which is also available through several online retailers and will soon be available in surf shops up and down the coast, has been flying off shelves since it was released on Jan. 1, 2007, going to places as far away as Costa Rica, Italy and Japan. Pravda expects demand to grow even higher during Southern California’s busy summer surfing season.

“Surfboard Shaping and Design for Beginners retails for $29.95.

Pravda Surf ( is a Huntington Beach, Calif.-based custom surfboard design studio that lets customers design, shape and paint their own surfboards. The company launched in November 2005 and is the first of its kind.

For more information or to request a press copy of the video, please contact Rachel Globus at 949.228.0670 /, or visit our website, at High-resolution images of the cover are also available upon request.