shaping

Are you surfing the wrong board?

How surfboard volume is changing the industry.Lately, you will notice more and more shapers and surfers using volume metrics and surfboard volume calculator...
Thomas Bexon

Thomas Bexon interview

Thomas 'Doc' Bexon is in Europe on a shaping mission, bringing his unique blend of logging delights from the shores of Noosa all the way to the Bay of Biscay an...
Country Feeling Surfboards

Heart of the country

North Shore shapers Jeff Bushman and Kyle Bernhardt explain why they were inspired to create Hawaii's first environmentally responsible surfboards.Words...
Skunk Works Surf co

Shaping up a storm

Drift speaks to the Irish brothers making waves with their revolutionary new board designs.Chris and Ricky Martin from Portrush are staring down the barrel ...

Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else is an observational portrait that centers around John Eldridge. Exploring the cross over of Surfing and Motorbike customisation, It is the celebr...

Against The Grain

Against The Grain is a collaborative film exploring the craftsmanship of taking an ancient surfboard design and applying modern concepts.(more…)...

Eric Arakawa

Independent surfboard designer Eric Arakawa reflects on finding the path and passion that unintentionally led him to become a world renowned surfboard craftsman...

So many boards

Shapers don’t talk to each other much. It’s a curious thing, and it seems to be a hangover from the dark ages of surfing (the late 1980s and 90s). Everybody mad...

The process

I’ve just come to the end of a pretty fun experience that hopefully marks the start of many more surfing adventures.(more…)...

Time for a change?

Sometimes I feel compelled to leave my work and start something new, something I love, instead of something well paid. I guess this happens to most of us, but w...

Backyarders

Why make your own boards? Because it is so rewarding. I would have to say it is the doubler for the surfing experience. To carry on about this would be wasted w...

Taking on Bing

After 20-odd years as Bing’s primary shaper, Mike Eaton recently handed the mantle on to new boy Matt Calvani, who’s poised to reinvigorate the brand without lo...