The 23 Surfboards of Billabong’s Art of Shaping

Bear Mirandon
Bill Bahne
Bob Mitsven
Carl Eckstrom
Chris Christenson
Donald Takayama
Gary Hanel
Gary Linden
Gary McNabb
Hank Warner
John Kies
Larry Mabile
Marcio Zouvi
Steve “Pendo” Pendarvis
Rich Pavel
Rick Hamon
Robin Prodanovich
Steve Lis
Steve Seebold
Tim Bessell
The winner Jim Phillips! (yes, those are stringers)
Left-Eric “Bird” Huffman. Right-event organizer Royce Cansler of Billabong.
All photos by the lovely and talented Cher Pendarvis!

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  • R Beal
    September 14, 2009

    ” HEY I KNOW THAT GUY “. WOW very nice, wish I was there !!!!

  • KP's Round UP
    September 14, 2009

    NIce stuff, thanks for that, also good job Royce! my old roommate and amigo.

  • Kirk
    September 14, 2009

    thanks for that JP & Cher, cool to see such an incredible lineup of boards and to have guys like Seebold and Warner represented. The Genius’ board is indeed the art of shaping.

  • Anonymous
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  • J
    September 14, 2009

    Xanadu’s always doing some crazy stuff!

  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2009

    Larry is gonna be piiiiiiissed at you. 😛

  • Surfy Surfy!
    September 14, 2009

    Fixed. All photos now have name captions.

  • e.
    September 14, 2009

    Good on Phillips. That board is beyond mindblowing. A true piece of art.

  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2009

    Phillips is a surfboard building freak of nature.

  • Tim
    September 14, 2009

    Astonishing Cratsmanship!
    Peace & Aloha to all.
    Much Respect

  • Steve and Cher Pendo
    September 14, 2009

    We have such an amazingly talented family of shapers and craftsmen here in SD. Seeing all of the boards together was awesome. It was an honor to help.
    Much respect, love and aloha to all,

  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2009

    Disqualified: Chris “Costa Mesa to Cardiff” Christenson for being too cool and Gary McNabb for making a SUP.

    September 15, 2009

    Mad props to all the shapers. Why no mention of who glassed the boards?

  • Edmundo Fladonski
    September 15, 2009

    epic boards. epic shapers. epic photo set. i am in awe.

  • edmundo Fladonski
    September 15, 2009

    love that double dip on the hank werner. sick.

  • Erik Hakon Olson (EHO)
    September 15, 2009

    Rad post, thanks for sharing these.

  • gracepark
    September 15, 2009

    WOW. Thank you for posting pics. That geeks me out for today!

  • goldenarmes
    September 16, 2009

    whats with christensen biting my style 😛 ODELAY!

  • Anonymous
    September 18, 2009

    They should have broken it down into categories on “years shaping” too. Either way, super stoked to see Xanadu in the mix!!! He is one craftsman that chooses his own destiny be it good or bad he still goes for it and cuts a mean blade! Yeah Paulo Riebero!!!!

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    January 16, 2010


  • Anonymous
    June 3, 2010

    sell it to me!

  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2012

    steve pendo are you related to Matthew pendo work in san pedro ca 90731