Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Grain are moving and would like you help

(YORK, MAINE) Grain Surfboards HQ has had perhaps the best location that owners Mike LaVecchia and Brad Anderson could ever imagine - a sweet, eighteen-acre farm owned and operated by a friendly family that loved to see the young company coming of age in one of their barns.  After more than ten years renting from the farmers, Grain's recently been told that their shop and offices are needed for other purposes.  Grain's being forced to vacate in only a few months.

Uprooted and with few other choices, LaVecchia and Anderson are reaching out to the thousands of friends, fans and followers that have been drawn to the brand's unique and earnest ethos built on community, sustainability, and fun.  An Indiegogo campaign launched today is asking to raise $200,000 towards the purchase and renovation of a site that LaVecchia says is "the perfect spot".   "We realized that - in order to continue to be the Grain Surfboards that people have come to love, renting would never work.  We need a location that we can own so we can have the latitude to support the Grain community's unique needs." said LaVecchia.

The balance of funds required for the property will be obtained from investors.  In the event that Grain Surfboards exceeds its funding targets, alternative energy and other sustainability features are planned.  Grain's hope is that an event that at first felt wrenching and disastrous can be turned into an opportunity for the entire Grain community to share a future that includes more surfboard-building classes, more events, and more opportunities to build products sustainably.


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Mike LaVecchia, co-owner:   207-457-5313

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About Grain Surfboards    
Grain Surfboards is committed to promoting the benefits of building and surfing wooden surfboards and believes that wooden surfboards can have more impact on the surfing experience and less impact on the environment. All of the wood products used in Grain surfboards and kits are sourced from local mills and forestlands in Maine that practice sustainable harvesting. All wood waste from the production of Grain's boards and kits is actively reduced and creatively recycled. Grain ships surfboards and complete surfboard kits worldwide and hosts workshops in which anyone can learn to handcraft their own wood surfboard.   Maintaining personal connections with their customers has kept workshops a very personal experience for both instructors and students as is evidenced by the intentional eschewing of certifications or any "professional" training focus in their offerings as well as the frequency of returning students and a steady flow of unsolicited warm testimonials.

Grain is co-owned and managed by Mike LaVecchia and Brad Anderson.  For more information, please visit