I grew up during the era in southern California when surfers rode high-performance thrusters. I started shaping to experiment with different shapes and also because shaping my own boards made sense economically. In 2013,  I made my first board in the garage. I took my time and learned that creating something with my hands gave great satisfaction. Surprisingly, that first board ended up working incredibly well. Overtime, I acquired more supplies, more tools. While refining my skills, I started researching alternative materials.

The designs I’m interested in making are unconventional in shape and material. I focus on making outlines unique but most importantly, functional. Some favorites: the Lis-fish, wider-nosed high performance shortboards, assyms, planning hulls, and displacement hulls. My boards are tested around Southern California, an area where performance and style are so important.

imageAll surfboards are shaped and glassed 100% by hand and are built using the highest quality EPS foam, bio-based epoxy resins, and are eco-approved by Sustainable Surf.org.

Achievements & Publications

*2015 Eco-board Level One Certification from Sustainable surf.

*2017 Eco-board Gold Level Certification from Sustainable surf.

*2017 San Diego Boardroom Show Contestant “Best in Show” – Channel Bottom Contest exhibitor.

*2016 Published Article in The Inertia – “Smaller Businesses make a Big Impact in Eco board Movement.”

Contact: mark.a.sarinana@gmail.com

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