Surfy Surfy is stoked to announce that we are now working with second generation surfer/shaper Ryan Sakal. Son of old school shaper Ed Sakal from Huntington Beach, Ryan recently relocated to Cardiff-by-the-sea. 32 year old Ryan is a good surfer (he rips) with a humble demeanor and is a talented shaper. His clean and functional shapes caught my eye about a year ago.
The Sakals have their own glass-shop and surf shop in Huntington but this board was glassed at my family factory, Moonlight Glassing.
The featured board here is called The Seed, it’s a wider template for dealing with flat spots and has a crisp clean performance rail. Ryan even did the artwork on this board (hotcoat pinline by my dad Peter St Pierre). This board comes with the high end Futures Black Stix fins because Ryan wants you to have the good stuff under your feet. After all, it’s his family name on the board.
Support the next generation of surfboard craftsmen and come check out Ryan’s boards at Surfy Surfy Surf Shop in Leucadia, California!
*Ed Sakal is one of the featured shapers at Billabong’s The Art of Shaping event at ASR next weekend. Click here for details.