Great surfboard shapers from the Southern California area.

Southern California Surfboard Shaper Pat Ryan of E.T. Surf

In February I had the opportunity to interview Pat while watching him gulp down a burrito. Pat put his life into precise chronological order. By the time it was over not only did I have a great respect for him … Continue reading



Legendary Hawaiian Surfboard Shaper Ben Aipa of Aipa Designs

We realize that Ben is not a "South Bay Shaper" but his influence on modern surfing has affected all of us. His major contributions to shaping are such things as the ever so popular swallow tail, the "stinger" and the … Continue reading



Southern California Surfboard Shaper Scott Anderson of Anderson boards

What was the first board you ever shaped… Scott: The first board I shaped was a 5’3" twin fin with no rocker, v- bottom, big wide squash tail… and, ugh, it didn’t work at all. (laughs) It’s hot. It’s California, … Continue reading



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