I started shaping boards for myself around about 2006 when i wanted to make myself something different to what was available. With a background in Craft and Design the aesthetics was what i enjoyed but shaping surfboards encompassed the functional challenges and rewards that Arts did not.
Being out in the water and testing various crafts has always been at the forefront of why i make surfboards. Its taken me from my Local west coast beaches to South Africa, Samoa and several trips to Indonesia.
Initially shaping was about making something that i could not get in the market after being inspired by an alternative board on a surf trip to Samoa. It quickly became a passion and a way to channel my creative mind and energy. I have tried always to improve with every board i make wether that be the materials or the shape/function. My focus has been to use more sustainable materials and to keep challenging myself with new designs. A lot of R&D with materials and shapes has given me an open mind and a broad base to work from.