U1I have been lucky to have learned the skills that I know and continue to learn. I have a long list of influences and old guys that keep me inspired.
From learning from Wayne parks, the iconic shaper in the north island. To then moving down to the Deep South to Dunedin to learn how to surf in real waves and how to make boards suited to ride them. I was lucky enough to have a great team of shreders and friends around me and lead by the king of the south coast of New Zealand, the amazing shaper Gram Cas. He pushed me to grow my shaping skills, I then move over to indo shaping boards out of the factory’s in Bali.
I then moved to portugal where I was awakened and exposed to the surf board industry leaning the trow meaning of quality worker and the high standers of board production the is expected if you call your self a craftsman thanks to the team at wave gliders and necko. Now I’m currently residing in Encinitas California and have been lucky enough to be introduced to the living legend Jim Phillips who has been keeping a woch full eye over my surfing experiments and passing on his history of surfing one story at a time.
born and raised in New Zealand Ive been shaping since I was 17. I began shaping to help me surf the terrible wind slop that we call waves that lap up the north shore of Auckland. I then moved down to the bottom of the South Island were I learned how to surf real waves and make great boards.thanks to the king of the southern coast, gramme cass. Since then I’ve been traveling and shaping all over the world from indo, Sri Lanka, Europe to the USA.
I make boards that go fast and glide using little effort or energy to flow and fly down line but also be able to turn on a dime.
Big thanks to all my shaping mentors that have taken there time to educate me.
Wayne parks and phill ,nz
Grams cass , South Island NZ
Jim Phillips, USA
Currently living in
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