Get a board designed specifically for you...the waves you surf, your surfing experience, and exactly what you want to be able to do on this new board.
I started shaping because of my frustration with surfing. I started really getting into surfing late (when I was 22) and made every mistake possible. One of the main mistakes was trying to surf on the wrong board for years, thinking that it was my own lack of abilities that was keeping me from progressing when really the board was holding me back. I saw many of my friends go through the same frustrating process, and I saw how riding the wrong board would make their experience with surfing frustrating and they could quickly lose their passion for it.
When I moved to Virginia I bought a board that just so happened to be perfect for my ability level. I was amazed at how quickly I progressed, and how much fun I was having in the water! I decided I wanted to learn more about this, and eventually be able to build board for my friends who were getting frustrated.
Over the past 5 years I've done just that, building board for friends who are all across the spectrum of surfing abilities. From people just starting to surf, to people who grew up with a board under their feet, and they've all fallen in love with their boards!
For me, I've fallen in love with the feeling of putting my time and energy into something designed for one specific person, then watching their face light up when they surf that board, and seeing them improve and have an absolute blast while riding it.
Surfing shouldn't be frustrating. It shouldn't get taken too seriously. Get a board designed for you that's going to put a smile on your face, both in the water and on the beach!
Prices vary depending on the size and type of board, as well as the artwork you want on the board. For ballpark prices we start around $550 for a shorter board with a white sanded finish and go up from there. The $150 gets the ball rolling, and whatever the remaining balance is will be due on receipt.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!