RICH LANDERER "RICKLAND" A Peru native, Rich grew up in Florida and moved to California in 1997 which sparked his shaping interest. Rich has developed into one of California’s premier shapers with a unique personal touch that is felt in each of his shapes. Rich has worked under some of the most prominent shapers in the industry.
Michel is one of the few OG shapers still out there producing surfboards on a regular basis. He's been perfecting the craft since 1969 where along with Butch Yamashita and Howard Yoshida they started shaping boards in the basement of their apartment across the street from Punahou School in Honolulu. Photos by: Arun Frances
Born and raised in the Santa Cruz area Tyler has had the ocean as his playground for 17 years. The years of dedication have paid off with recognition at heavy waves like Mavericks, his XXL nominated rides at Ghost Trees, and recently being invited to Mormaii Pe’ahi World Cup Tow-In Surfing Championships.
Local ripper Darshan Gooch hails from the East side of Santa Cruz where he tears it up at Pleasure Point. He's definitely grown up since his neon suit wearing days as a grom. Many years later he's packing an arsenal of style, power, and an aerial sense like no other.. yeah that's Darshan Gooch, so peep it! Photos by Corey Wilson