Shapers

Derek Hynd

by Mary Mills on November 1, 2010 · 4 comments

Derek Hynd is an Australian surfer/shaper/writer. A former contest pro and intelligent writer, his recent video at J-Bay blew minds with his breathtaking finless surfing. We spoke with Derek to learn more about this unique and creative individual. [click to continue]

Luke Allee

by Glenn Sakamoto on October 19, 2010 · 6 comments

Luke “Gully” Allee is a young California surfer/shaper who creates hand-foiled fins and handplanes for Almond Surfboards. Following in the DIY footsteps of Cyrus Sutton, Gully has made a lifestyle out of surfing and woodworking. We caught up with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Michel Junod

by Peter Van Allen on October 1, 2010 · 4 comments

Michel Junod is a California surfer/shaper from Santa Cruz. He started shaping in the 1960s, and for 4 years he lived on the North Shore where he honed his big-wave skills at Sunset Beach. He recently starred in Thomas Campbell’s latest film The Present, alongside Alex Knost. At 61 years old, Michel is still charging. [click to continue]

Ryan Burch

by Glenn Sakamoto on September 7, 2010 · 4 comments

Ryan Burch is a young surfer/shaper from San Diego, California. His recent exploits on a closed-cell foam board based on Lindsay Lord’s planing hulls has brought him a lot of attention. His shaping has also been recognized too, having won the Young Guns of Shaping contest at Sacred Craft. We chatted with Ryan to learn more. [click to continue]

Daniel Partch

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 12, 2010 · 9 comments

Daniel Partch is a California surfer/shaper who is known for his custom wooden fin designs. Having spent nearly 15 years in the military, Daniel eventually found his way back to his love of surfing. We interviewed Daniel to learn more about this inspiring story. [click to continue]

Donald Takayama

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 9, 2010 · 14 comments

Donald Takayama is a legendary surfer/shaper born in Hawaii. After working with Dale Velzy at the age of 11, Donald quickly became a world-renowned shaper as well as a top ranked surfing competitor. Over the last six decades, he has mentored such surfing greats as David Nuuhiwa, Joel Tudor, and Kassia Meador. We spoke with Donald to learn more about his amazing life. [click to continue]

Skip Frye

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 2, 2010 · 13 comments

Skip Frye is a legendary surfer/shaper from the San Diego area of California. Skip is well known for his smooth style, affable personality, and his tremendous skill as a shaper. We spoke with Skip to learn about his life and love of surfing. [click to continue]

Ian Zamora

by Glenn Sakamoto on July 28, 2010 · 5 comments

Ian Zamora is a California surfer/shaper. Growing up in the Phillipines, Ian has since been playing catch-up with the surf lifestyle he has grown to love. Under the tutelage of Rich Pavel and Glen Kennedy, he has quickly carved his own niche in the surfing industry. We spoke with Ian to learn more. [click to continue]