Chris Clark and Derrik Kapalla, are the founders of San Diego based Shaper Studios. With “Every surfer should be a shaper” as their motto, Shaper Studios offers the opportunity to learn and experience the craft of making their own board. We spoke with Chris to learn more. [click to continue]
Mele Saili is a talented young surfer/artist and a San Diego native. Playing in the foam dust from her shaper grandfather’s company, Larry Gordon of Gordon & Smith, Mele’s acquired an equal love for surfing and art. We spoke with Mele to learn more. [click to continue]
One fish, two fish… San Diego shaper Josh Hall shows off his latest creations. Find out more about Josh here.
Josh Oldenburg is a talented San Diego surfer/shaper. His skill and talent lies in producing exceptional surfboards of uncompromising quality from traditional longboards to progressive shortboards. We spoke with Josh to learn more. [click to continue]
Nice poster designed by our friend, Skye Walker for the San Diego Surf Film Festival.
San Diego may not be the birthplace of surfing but there is no denying the contributions and innovations that this beautiful city and its ocean loving community have provided to the surfing world. Early in the 20th century, Hawaiians George Freeth and Duke Kahanamoku [click to continue]
Cher Pendarvis is the living embodiment of more recent surfing history than can be squeezed into one interview. She has shaped boards, foiled fins, competed in the first professional women’s tour and been one of the first surfers to ride a fish. Cher graciously allowed us to talk to her about her life as a surfer and artist. [click to continue]
Jen Smith is a talented surfer raised in San Diego, CA. Brought up by supportive parents, Jen has lived an ideal Southern California beach lifestyle. But it was her hard work and ability that helped her earn several longboard world titles. We spoke with Jen to learn more. [click to continue]