AKU Surfboard Shaping Software

AKU Shaping Machine

AKU Surfboard Shaping Software

Surfboard Shaping Software. The AKU is a machine used to ‘machine shape’ a surfboard blank.

The AKU shaping software is the software that was developed to use with the AKU machine (but you can use it without buying the machine too).

It is really easy to use and lots of fun.

The software is made for both Mac and PC and provides a 3D environment to design surfboards.

You can download it here for free: http://www.akushaper.com/

It’s made to feed into a shaping machine but it can also help you with your custom shaping projects.

The AKU file is the file format read by the software, you have to have the program to open the file.

If you want to use the shaping machine then just take your file and locate the closest machine supplier and they’ll run the shapes for you. Check this map for the closest location. There is one in Ventura, California at IShapes.net

You can also output the AKU designs to PDF after you have customized them, here is a sample output from A Mini Simmons AKU file design.

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5 Responses to AKU Surfboard Shaping Software

  1. Maden LE CROM May 7, 2014 at 7:37 am #


    I would like to start the building of a hollow mini simmons but I am not familiar with AkuShaper. Could you send me a template (.bdr) on which I could work ? I am looking for a 5’5 to 5’10 board.


  2. crazy for mini May 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm #


    Coming to your email.

    Derek, MSS

  3. Nick May 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    This is rad, thanks for sharing! I am 6’1 and 165 lbs, do you think this board is long enough? I have rode my buddies 5’2 and it felt like my back foot would miss the board every time since it was so short.


  4. Francis May 19, 2014 at 4:08 am #


    I’m trying to save me design but a get an error message 187.
    What can i do about it?


  5. Giancarlo Puigbo October 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    I’ve been surfing for 5 year and i used a mini simmons the other day and i fell in love so now i wanna build one but have no experience with the program can someone please send me a template to my email???

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