Rachael Tilly started impressing people early, racking up trophy after trophy for her longboarding talent. As her dad recalls, it was surf contests instead of soccer games for the family early on. Rachael realized the ultimate goal of all that hard work when she claimed the 2015 Longboard World Title in Hainan, China. But even as Tilly has distinguished herself above and beyond in the lineup, it was her education in the shaping bay that helped shape her career. Growing up, she caught the eye of my father Terry Martin, who took her under his wing and began not only to shape boards for Tilly, but to teach her about the craft. Rachael is a best friend and continues to work close with me to build and maintain a quiver of ever evolving highly tuned surfcraft. I love you Rachael!
Austin Sonnier is an adventurer at heart and scholar by necessity. When not in class as a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara he can be found surfing anywhere on any type of surfcraft or traveling about internationally on mission trips. He loves people and aims to use his many talents to inspire others. In doing so he inspires me in the pursuit of developing the surfer-shaper relationship. Love you Austin!