Everyone knows the big brands. They're in our face all the time. As in any industry, it's natural that this happens.
Bigger companies invest a lot in communication and distribution. That means they sponsor more athletes, produce more
content and are able to have resellers outside of their local area.
But they all (or most) started from scratch. They too were at some point unknown to the masses. The internet helped but then came the
ranking algorithms making it more difficult to get past the mainstream and find lesser known shapers.
Yet, innovation comes in many shapes and forms and more importantly the stoke for surfing can be delivered through an
unknown shaper. Let's find all shapers. We're creating the biggest board manufacturer’s list.
There's no particular reason for it. It's just interesting to see how many there are out there and see the work that
they do. The list is going to live here and will be updated as we discover new ones. Should be an interesting exercise.
So far we added a the majority of Portuguese shapers and some of the big brands. Please send your favourite shapers and suggestions to build this list faster. 🤙🤙