Like many backyard shapers, I began shaping during the shortboard revolution of the late sixties, first chopping down longboards then experimenting with all kinds of shortboard and other shapes--some that worked and some that didn't.

Over my many years of surfing and shaping, each of these activities has become an integral part of the other.

Shane and I build a few to several boards per year for ourselves and friends and to feed our passion for surfing. Each board is custom in every detail, based on evolving industry design standards and creative conversations about each rider's preferences, experience, and style.

Our shop is in Encinitas, but we operated for decades on the outer coast north of San Francisco. We provide simple, custom color designs with light-weight glassing for finishes that have a pro look. Our boards may have an occasional cosmetic blemish but reflect high-quality shaping and surfboard performance.