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A Martin Shapes Custom Board

I make boards to order. If I am making a board that's destined for a surf shop or my online store it's the same deal. There's always the rider in the equation when I shape a board. It's a real satisfying thing to build a hand shaped, made to order, custom product. There's not much of that kind of merchandise out there these days. If you've got the bucks you can hire a contractor to build you the custom house of your dreams. You can still in some cases (sorta) order a car built to your specification. However, for the...


Natures Foam

My definition of "natures foam" is any natural material that floats. Of course, I prefer it to be as light as possible, but if it floats it'll do. To me the best natural foam is something that you can carve or shape. In my particular case, I dream of making shapes that you might use to catch and harness the energy of a wave, allowing you to participate in the ride. Or, maybe it's a floating sled I make that holds a net to secure your catch of abalones or lobsters when diving. Could be a float that keeps your...