This is Matt. I have known Matt for like, 15 years. He specializes in internet security and kidnapping crustaceans off the reef. Matt is part of the team that is helping me create the new Surfy Surfy Surf Shop.
This is the first board Matt has ever shaped. Gary Hanel gave him some pointers and Matt really went for it. It’s probably one of the better #1 shapes I’ve seen. As you can see Matt went the flashy airbrush route.
It’s funny how the majority of people opt to shape a traditional Fish for their first board, especially considering that the swallowtail presents a real challenge for the novice. But Fishes are so fun to ride that maybe a few lumps and bumps don’t matter.
Matt doesn’t just love Fish surfboards, he also loves to dive under water and poke fish with a sharp stick and then take them home and turn them into tacos.
It’s nice of Matt to share a few cold beers with his lobster friends.
Tangerine man approves of Matt’s first shape.
John Cherry collaboration with his buddy Christopher Tomlin. This is Christopher’s first shape job and hopefully he will get to surf it a bunch before he is sent back to Iraq or Afghanistan.
(apologies for the grainy photos, the iPhone camera doesn’t do well in low light).