Mason Dyer is an emergent shaper from Point Loma California, he started to make surfboards few years ago and he is a good vintage surfboards collector. Today he is going to tell us something about his life and job.
“I started shaping in 2007. I had been doing ding repair for years and wanted to give shaping a try so I got a blank and some glassing supplies and shaped and glassed my first board in my back yard. It was heavy, un-even and ugly but in all honestly it was one of my favorite noseriders I have ever had. I remember the first time I ever rode it. I threw it in the water and was stoked just because it floated. After a few waves I remember thinking “whoa this board actually works”. I still have that board and ride it from time to time just to bring back memories.”
“I had alot of friends who wanted new boards but were short on cash so I would make anyone a board and just charge them cost so in a way they were paying for the materials for me to learn how to shape. As time went on and my boards started to get better and better I had to start charging a bit more. I never had a mentor or teacher so I just figured everything out myself, shaping and glassing. I think that really helped make my boards a little different than everyone else.”
“Eventually shaping became a pretty full time job even though I was in school. I was doing four boards a week shaped and glassed and loved every second of it. In Spring of 2009 Mitch Abshere asked me if I wanted to work with him at Captain Fin Company and said yes of course it was a dream job to get to work with him. Shaping took a back seat and I only did maybe a board a month for myself for a friend. I missed shaping so much that in the summer of 2010 after I got married I decided I was going to start shaping more consistently and started taking orders again. I have been doing three boards a week while still working at Captain FIn so I stay busy. I could not be happier with how everything is turning out.”
Nice pics of his great job
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