Grain Surfboards builds beautiful, craftsman-quality wooden surfboards by hand in York Beach, Maine. Grain gives six day classes, a few times a year for outside folk who wanna learn the trade. Joe Hodnicki recently turned the dreaded Three-Oh and as a consolation prize and karmic make-over, he treated himself to a class at Grain. Joe is on day 5 of his class, building a 9 foot longboard and sleeping in a tent on the lawn outside Grain’s workshop. Over at his blog, Sharing The Stoke, Joe has been diligently writing about his experience at Grain with a daily update filled with foul weather, farm animals, woodworking and the finer points of New England cuisine. awesome.