The Shapers Shack came to life this past February at the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. For the second year in a row we built a pop-up shaping bay on the promenade above North Steyne Beach at Manly, NSW Australia during the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro. The idea behind the buildout being that while competitors pop off air reverses in the soft beachbreaks, shapers could work away in the shack, connect with other foam mowers and ground the event in true surf culture simply by working on their craft in a public space.
With all of the talent that rotated through this shack, we bring you our final segment of The Shapers Shack: a four-part series featuring discussions with some of Australia's finest surfboard shapers. From inventing the thruster to developing renewable materials, incorporating artificial intelligence into shaping and scaling a global business, these shapers share their blueprint and speculate on the future. Tune in to this weeks episode featuring Shyama Buttonshaw, Luke Daniels, Gunther Rohn, Stuart Campbell and his son Ryan.