Ellis Ericson is a talented surfer/shaper from Byron Bay, Australia. Raised in a surfing household, Ellis picked up his shaping skills and talent from his father. Currently residing in Bali, Ellis is free to surf and shape his early ‘70s inspired surfboards. We spoke with him to learn more. [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]
Guy Okazaki’s long shaping career feels as if it has literally come full circle. The first boards he made in the mid-1960s in Venice were longboard outlines, scaled down to shorter lengths at the dawn of the transition. Today his most requested models are modern experiments of a similar form — wide-noses, full-templates and pintails. [click to continue]
The underground surfing community in Australia is rallying together to raise funds for Australian surfing legend Michael Peterson to have a distinguished funeral this Thursday at Tweed Heads Memorial Gardens. Click here to find out how you can contribute. Photo by Dick Hoole.
We offer an alternative to the
thruster and contest mentality that dominates our activity. We choose
to celebrate surfing for what it is:
a joyful union between the surfer
and the ocean. Our mission is to
give voice to those people — surfers, shapers, writers, artists, filmmakers, and photographers — who quietly
keep surf culture alive.