The Klehkoot Studio is located above the Sproat River along the Pacific Rim Highway enroute to the West coast waves of Vancouver Island. “Klehkoot” is the local Hupačasath word for nearby Sproat Lake and is what the Hupačasath people have called Sproat Lake for thousands of years as the first inhabitants of this land.

The property was acquired at the start of the covid pandemic in March of 2020. During the first year of restoration, work was concentrated on getting the cabin to a somewhat livable condition. Over 2021 and 2022 the focus has switched to the workshop and preparing it for being a home on the Canadian side of the Pacific for Makara’s responsibly made surfboards.

Still a work in progress, but now open for surfboard restoration with shaping currently planned for the end of 2022. Inquire below about your restoration needs.

GETTING to the studio

Call/Text +1 (250) 266-9069

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surfboard restoration inquiry

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    Terms of Acceptance for Repair

    • Any surfboard with a cloth penetrating ding must be sufficiently dried before repair. If not, the durability of the repair cannot be guaranteed. If your board isn’t dry internally when you hand it over, don’t expect normal lead-times to apply.
    • Only Entropy’s bio-based epoxy resin will be used for repairs because epoxy resin is compatible with both expanded polystyrene (EPS) and polyurethane (PU) foam cores.
    • As PU foam cannot be recycled, only EPS will be used for any foam filling repair work.
    • Turnaround times depend on the complexity of the job and surprises discovered along the way. Example minimum times include one day for a crack, three to four days for a hole depending on if filling is required, four days for fin plug replacements and delams, etc. The times quoted do not include any request for pick-up and drop-off, ordering of any out of stock specialised parts, and painting/colouring. I don’t rush jobs.
    • Some jobs require additional resin cycles due to required surfboard rotation. Thanks to Newton a crack on the bottom of a surfboard can’t have resin applied when a crack on the deck is curing. Therefore, new materials need to be mixed for each cycle. But hey, if we didn’t have gravity we probably wouldn’t have surfing so give Newton a break.
    • A 50% deposit is required for restoration work to begin. Balance is due at delivery.