Shapers

Marc Andreini

by Glenn Sakamoto on July 2, 2010 · 10 comments

Marc Andreini is a California shaper/surfer who started surfing in 1962 and shaped his first board at the age of 14. Respected for his talent and skills as a shaper, Andreini was influenced by such notables as Reynolds Yater and George Greenough. We spoke with Marc to learn more. [click to continue]

Mickey Muñoz

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 24, 2010 · 3 comments

Mickey Muñoz is a California surfer/shaper who is quite simply, a legend in surfing history. A pioneer of big-wave surfing in Hawaii and the inventor of the “Quasimoto”, Mickey’s positive attitude throughout the years has kept him stoked no matter what craft he’s riding. We spoke with Mickey to find out more. [click to continue]

Jean Pierre Van Swae is a California surfer/shaper who goes by the name of “Fly.” A popular surfboard shaper for over 40 years, he started his board building career making fins for Fred Wardy. Fly explains why it’s so important to “keep the stoke” and to spread aloha in our daily lives. [click to continue]

Daniel Costa

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 11, 2010 · 5 comments

Daniel Costa is a surfer/shaper/photographer from Portugal who is the creator of the popular blog Retro Movement. Interested in keeping traditional board riding alive, Daniel documents the surfing lifestyle through images, texts, and board building. We caught up with Daniel to learn more. [click to continue]

Matt Calvani

by Glenn Sakamoto on June 6, 2010 · 1 comment

Matt Calvani is a California surfer/shaper who heads up the Bing brand of surfboards. Matt continues the tradition of the South Bay surfboard building legacy while adding his own modern touch. We asked Matt to share with us his life of shaping.
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Mike LaVecchia

by Glenn Sakamoto on May 10, 2010 · 8 comments

Mike LaVecchia is a Maine surfer/shaper who is the co-founder of Grain Surfboards. Utilizing the latest technology, LaVecchia creates hollow wooden boards that possess both beauty and function, attracting surfers like Kassia Meador and Dave Rastovich. We caught up with Mike to learn more. [click to continue]

Mark Roberts

by James Kamo on April 28, 2010 · 1 comment

Mark Roberts is an Cornish surfer/shaper who is the creator of Glass Tiger, a line of handcrafted wooden surfboards with a lightweight foam core. His boards are known for their durability and their minimal environmental impact. We caught up with Mark to learn more. [click to continue]

Terry Martin

by Peter Van Allen on April 16, 2010 · 10 comments

Terry Martin is a California surfer/shaper who has worked for Hobie Surfboards since 1963. He has shaped an estimated 70 thousand boards for everyone from 60s legend Corky Carroll to Tyler Warren. We recently caught up with Terry to learn more about his life of surfing and shaping. [click to continue]