Work directly with a local shaper in Santa Cruz
Order your next board from Ben and work with him throughout the whole process. Our goal is designing and building the board that works best for your specific style of surfing. You should be stoked on your board every time you paddle out and that is something worth investing in. Let's make that happen.
Join in the process of both designing your next surfboard directly with your local shaper. All of our boards are shaped by Ben and professionally glassed locally by Santa Cruz Board Builders Guild, headed up by Doug Fletcher. Don't just settle for a generic machine shaped board on at the shop, invest in a board the works for your specific style of surfing and where you want to surf. We will walk through all the essential elements that go into making a board and how each aspect will work for your style of surfing.
Each of our handcrafted custom boards is built to order. The value we offer is the ability to work directly with your shaper and learn the finer details of what makes a board work. Having a custom board made specifically for you allows you to take the elements you like about a certain model and then make minor adjustments to really make it work for you. We have team tested models to get you started or you can also work with Ben directly to develop a completely new model from scratch.
Anyone can pick up a blank and shape a board. But it takes years and hundreds and even thousands of shaped boards to really be able to master the specific details that go into each unique shape to make it perform for you. As we design your board together, we will walk through shape size, outline, thickness, rocker, rails, bottom contours, tail shape, volume, fin placement, and more to really be able to create a board that will perform for your unique style of surfing in the waves that you surf the most.