Bob McTavish is a legendary Australian surfer/shaper and a key figure of the Shortboard Revolution that exploded in the late Sixties. During this time, board lengths went from 10 feet to 7 feet literally overnight. Still effervescent and giddy at age 70, Bob is still stoked on surfing and surfboards. We spoke with Bob to learn about his influences and his outlook on design. [click to continue]
Beau Young is an Australian singer/songwriter and a World Champion surfer. With the legendary Nat Young as his father, Beau was born with saltwater in his veins and a natural gift for wave riding. Recently, Beau is offering up his own signature line of surfboard designs. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]
Timothy Hogan is a surfer/photographer who has taken on the important and Herculean task of documenting the history of the surfboard fin and its pivotal role in the evolution of surfing and surfboard design. He calls it theFINproject. We spoke with Timothy to learn more. [click to continue]
Kuni Takanami is a talented surfer/photographer born in Japan and now residing in Australia, Sought after by numerous surf magazines and sportswear companies, Kuni travels the world looking for interesting people and places to capture the light through his unique lens. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]
Chronicling one of the most important times of surfing history, Australian photographer and surfer John Witzig faithfully captures with words and pictures the ethos of the Shortboard Revolution. Those were exciting times, a “golden age” as the title of his new book suggests, when surfboards evolved from ten feet to six feet in a short span of a few years. [click to continue]
Marc Andreini is an accomplished surfboard builder and master craftsman. In this Shaper Spotlight, we learn more about Marc’s influences in both his surfing and board design from George Greenough to Phil Edwards, and discover what over 45 years of shaping experience can bring to his customer and the next generation of shapers. [click to continue]
Paul Gross is a former editor of Surfer Magazine, a renowned surfboard designer and shaper, and the creator of the 4th Gear Flyer surf mat. Paul started mat surfing as a youngster in 1960, and his passion for the sport continues to this day. In our second interview with Paul, we ask him more about his deep involvement with matting. [click to continue]
You probably remember surf mats back in the day. If you haven’t noticed, they are back! Inspired by George Greenough, Paul Gross handcrafts each one of these beauties right here in California. The Omni is the newest 4GF model. It takes the look and feel of the traditional square-tailed surf mat and tweaks it to new levels. Learn more here.