Why build a community around board-building?

We believe that surfing, like most things, is only worth as much as you put into it. That creates a challenge in a place that doesn't have waves everyday! Our goal is to provide a place for positive surf culture to grow and live outside of the water, and we believe that the inherent vulnerability in learning new skills like board building and design is a perfect catalyst to facilitate authentic relationships.

What is MAR?

When you come for a visit, you can expect to find a boutique surf shop with a built-in surfboard factory. The factory is open to the public in terms of visibility, but more importantly it's open to the public for their use to design and build their own boards; new surfers getting a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and a new generation of shapers starting their own surfboard brand alike.

We are officially a company, but we function and feel like a community. Surfing and board-building are life-long-pursuits best enjoyed with friends, which is why we are committed to welcoming any and everyone who is interested in joining us in these adventures. 

It is our genuine desire to ensure that your experience with us is fun, convenient, and satisfying. Come visit us so we can get to know each other better! Have questions? Give us a call, or email us!

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    Founder & Head Shaper

    8+ Years of board-building experience. Professional shaper & glasser with experience building for international brands.

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    Ding & Glassing Apprentice

    Handsome, hard-working, dedicated to the craft, and single...

    Your prized quiver is in good hands.

Interested in joining our team?

We are growing and we need help...

Description: Ding Repair & Glassing Apprentice

Part-time contractor position, flexible schedule

Here's what we're looking for: We value integrity, relationships, and passion for the craft above all. Skills can be taught, so we hire primarily on character. Seeking someone highly motivated who finds pleasure in serving others and is prepared to commit to a mid/long-term partnership with opportunities to grow into other roles. Hard-working, detail oriented, and teachable. Ding-repair and/or glassing and sanding experience preferred. 

Think you're a good fit?

How to Apply: Send an email to nick@marsurfexchange.com with the subject "I'm Interested"

What to Include: 

-Cover letter/message detailing why you're interested in the position and a good fit for our team

-Resume and/or work-history

-Photos of relevant work (back-yard builds, repairs, etc)

-Contact info

(757) 716-8118

617 Jack Rabbit Rd, Suite G
Virginia Beach,VA
United States 23451

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