Sign up with your email address to be the first to know about new products, VIP offers, blog features & more.
QUESTIONS? EMAIL US! EMAIL US! surfysurfy@gmail.com

FREE SHIPPING ON DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY

Excludes Surfboards

Surfy Shapers on Surfline

Surfy Surfy Surf Shop in located in Leucadia, California, which is the north section of the city of Encinitas. When we launched this blog in 2005, part of our goal was to spread the word to the global internet surf community about our talented local shapers shaping and surfing in Encinitas.

Now that we are all connected by blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the term “local shaper” no longer means what it did 20 years ago. Now we all can order, shape and ship each other surfboads coast to coast and continent to continent.

That said, regional shapers are influenced by the communities in which they live and certain areas become hubs of surfboard building. Encinitas enjoys a long history of influential shapers and surfboard companies. This Surfline feature touches on a few long time local shapers and a few accepted transplants. Several shapers profiled are in regular rotation in the Surfy-verse.

Surfline Shaper’s Alley: Encinitas >>> clicky to visit

18 Responses
  • Anonymous
    August 1, 2012

    So much history, and its exciting to know I have so many great local shapers at my finger tips. I come from a place where you can’t even find a ding repair guy let alone a shop that’s lifting up a local shaper. These guys are best kept secrets and It’s nice to know there are so many other options to the cookie cutter boards off the rack.

    -Harry

  • Anonymous
    August 1, 2012

    Interesting read. Neat to know GH was a highschool math teacher. That would have been rad to have a shaper for a teacher! Wonder if he ever had any surfboard related math questions on the exam? eg. calculate the volume of a 5’8″ fish…

  • Anonymous
    August 1, 2012

    They misspelled Pat Curren’s name.

  • Anonymous
    August 1, 2012

    Go the the beach and “rub one out” lol

  • Anonymous
    August 2, 2012

    I can see hanel and some of the other longtime encinitas shapers. but manny caro? come on??

    • Anonymous
      August 2, 2012

      you are crazy my friend.

  • Anonymous
    August 2, 2012

    Manny started in SF but is now a SD transplant. SD should be happy and proud that Mr. Caro has chosen to ply his trade here. His boards are pure works of art and in a few years his name will be compared to Pavel, Lis, Frye and maybe even Greenough. He’s that good.

  • Anonymous
    August 2, 2012

    Out of all the Sunset shapers Eddie was the only one that never shaped a board for me, but he was one of the people that i did look up to as a hard working and honest man + he was cool to let me hang with Marko at the factory down below the retail shop. Peace, taco’s & olas. Doug

  • Thomas
    August 3, 2012

    Manuel has a nice smile.

  • Anonymous
    August 3, 2012

    all manny does is ripoff designs from other cutting edge shapers. nothing original imho. I’d take a board from slingerland, hanel, pavel, etc over manny any day of the week. just sayin.

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      Jackass his boards look like nothing else. Ripping off? Tell every shaper who shapes a thruster they are ripping off and you’ll get laughed at.

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      been surfing 36 years seen a lot of boards, here to tell you brother this guy carO rules! as a musician we learn from people before us, around us, and after us, same with any artist, think about that for 2 seconds. please leave us the link to your website and shapes so we can see your authority on your comment. just wondering why someone like dan malloy or J tudor would even inquire and ride carO’s shapes if he lacked? luv the society of the swallow! 🙂 Hunter Seeker in surfy or Bust!

  • Anonymous
    August 3, 2012

    Wow pass the Haterade. Carro’s shapes are soooo epic. Gee I wonder why they don’t exist in shops?

    • Anonymous
      August 3, 2012

      6 surf shops globally not good enough for a small label handshaper? Or you only go in Ron Jon?

  • Anonymous
    August 4, 2012

    They don’t exist cause they don’t sit. Gone like that. Hard to find. That’s all I meant. Very quality bro.

  • Andrew BC
    August 5, 2012

    GH Rocksssssssss!!!

  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2012

    mani is one of the smartest, motivating and inspiring surfer i have ever met

  • Anonymous
    September 19, 2012

    Right on, Pop! My dad, Ed Wright, has been a pillar in this community and I admire him for that. His attention to craftsmanship and “doing it right the first time” has been an influence on me. When doing yard work as kids he would say, “a half-ass job will take twice as long!”
    Having a dad as a surfboard shaper is pretty sweet! Thanks, pop, for the many shapes over the years. – love your son, jerm

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *