yesterday i had the pleasure of hanging out in Bonita, CA with surfboard shaper Roy Sanchez to watch him shape my new board… this guy is legend. he has an epic collection of old surfboards dating back to the 60’s. has some of the earliest editions of surfer / surfing magazine. and is skilled like no other.
i’ve only seen one board being shaped before in person and it wasn’t one for me. so this was a really special occasion for me. and i
cant tell you how stoked i was the whole time.
this is the surfboard blank. its pretty awesome to see this raggy looking thing transform into a beauty
looking for the right template
tracing the template. ended up getting an extra inch. what originally was supposed to be a 9’6 turned into a 9’7
this man can saw the straightest line….ever
just foam mowing
shaping out the rails. for me this is when the board started to look real good.
smoothing things out
scooping out the spoon. mmmmm
this board just got spooned
there she is!!! oh man i cant wait to get this thing glassed and painted! yewwww
here is the man himself. Roy Sanchez
thanks again Roy for letting me come over and bug you while you showed off your skills!
stay tuned for part dos when everything is all done.