A Week in SD

A Week in SD

First Session on Rolo's First Selfshape from Shaper Studios on Vimeo.   Shaper Studios San Diego had the honor of hosting Rolando Sr and Rolando Jr, a father and son who came to spend last week with us learning to shape and glass their first #selfshapes. The Rolando's traveled from...

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Shaper Originals - OG Lee

Shaper Originals - OG Lee

Lawrence Lee Gill III was our first hire in the history of Shaper Studios. Lee worked a couple industrial garages down from Shaper doing performance fabrication for off-road trucks. We thought he might be able to help us sand surfboards and the rest is history. In the beginning, none of...

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Fins. A Montreal Surf Expose by Alexandra Cote-Durrer

Fins. A Montreal Surf Expose by Alexandra Cote-Durrer

The surf scene is alive and well in Montreal, Canada. It was a packed house last night at Shaper Studios Montreal for the photography expose and magazine release of Fins. by Alexandra Cote-Durrer. This is the first documentation of the unique and ever-evolving surf culture of Montreal.  Fins features some of...

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Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow

Shape: 5'9 x 18.75 x 21.625 x 16 x 2.5 Shaper Studios founding partner, Chris Clark (@cclarky), handshpaed this twin fin almost a year ago. Inspiration 01: Gary McNeill "Torus" "The outline of a Gary McNeill Torus Twin Fish design had caught my eye a couple years ago. After that I closely followed Gary's...

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Self Shape Surf Contest 03

Self Shape Surf Contest 03

Shaper Studios and Vissla welcomed a crop of Southern California's creators and innovators back to the beach this year for Self Shape Surf Contest #03. Despite some pretty funky weather on set up day and poor swell forecasted, we were ultimately blessed with a beautiful sunny day and, to everyone's surprise, extremely contestable...

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