How many years have you been building boards?
I have been building surfboards for 11 years. I do it all from shaping and glassing to sanding. I started building softboards about a year ago when I started working with INT. I was able to transfer over a lot of my shaping experience but have learned so much in the last year about softboard construction.
Where did you start?
I started building boards in my basement in New Jersey for me and my friends. When I moved to North Carolina for school I started working for Ian Balding, he taught me so much and really refined my shaping and glassing. I love building boards and learning new things so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work at INT when I moved to California.
I like to...
I really enjoy going camping and exploring new areas. California has so many diverse landscapes and my girlfriend and I have been taking advantage of it. We try to go to a new place to camp, hike, and surf at least once a month.
Favorite board to make...
It's a new one that we are calling, "The Bird." Just looking at it you know it is going to be a super fun board to surf. It flys and I love to go fast.
What's next for INT?
I am super stoked about the future of INT. We are coming out with some new shapes, a fresh look, and our breaking into the wake surf market with a new soft wake surfboard.