''My passion is creating the finest surfboards entirely by hand. Why? I prefer to use an entirely manual process as it gives you a much better connection and feel for the board.
I starting learning the process of crafting surfboards as a young guy with Rusty in San Diego. It was there i met some of the most incredible people and craftsmen. One incredible shaper I met was Pat Rawson, his surfboards always had a unique look to them and his theory of board and blank design was something I hold in high regard. Hawaii had always been my dream so as a twenty year old I moved there to hone my craft. Working with Donald Takayama was one of the high points of my life, I don't think i ever looked at surfboards the same. I lived on the North Shore where I made both long boards and short boards. Locals and legends rode my boards, it was never about the money, it was about the waves. I moved West to Makaha and life in a hawaiian surfing community showed me a whole new life. Watching a gun I made paddle out at The Eddie was another one of those special times. The history and waves at Makaha on the West Side and experiencing a whole different vibe where my own label grew.
Then I met my wife (an Aussie) and moved to Sydney. I worked with Bennett Surfboards then Channel Islands, producing my own boards as well. After traveling north we fell in love with the Sunshine Coast. I worked out of Beach Beat Factory for a couple of years until I decided to go back to what I love best. Making my own boards from start to finish. ''
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