Legends Unite: The Surftech Team and the Gathering of Surfboard Shaping Icons
Pictured above from left to right: Gerry Lopez, Duke Aipa, and Roger Hinds.
San Onofre State Beach, with its renowned waves and rich surfing heritage, served as the backdrop for an extraordinary event that brought together three legendary shapers and the talented riders of the Surftech team. Gerry Lopez, Duke Aipa, and Roger Hinds, each masters of their craft, joined forces to test their latest surfboard creations. This gathering was not only a celebration of the artistry and innovation behind surfboard shaping but also a testament to the enduring passion for the sport. Among the riders were Tommy Witt, Corey Colapinto, and a crew of Surftech reps and employees. All were grateful for the opportunity to ride these iconic boards and experience their magic on the waves. Tommy Witt's fluid movements and powerful carves showcased the responsiveness and speed of Duke Aipa's meticulously crafted board. Corey Colapinto's dynamic maneuvers and seamless transitions highlighted the precision and control of Roger Hinds' creation. Each ride was a testament to the mastery of the shapers and the undeniable talent of the young riders.
Gerry Lopez, renowned for his graceful style and iconic tube rides at Pipeline, brought his decades of wisdom and expertise to the gathering. Duke Aipa, a visionary shaper and son of Ben Aipa, arrived with a contagious enthusiasm that inspired everyone around him. Roger Hinds, known for his meticulous attention to detail and innovative board designs, brought an air of anticipation as he unveiled his latest creations. A highlight of the day was watching Gerry Lopez steal one of Roger's boards for a ride.
The Surftech team, known for their commitment to pushing the boundaries of surfboard technology, eagerly embraced the opportunity to collaborate with these shaping icons. With a shared passion for innovation, the team was driven to create surfboards that not only honored the heritage of the sport but also introduced cutting-edge advancements. Through their collaboration with Gerry Lopez, Duke Aipa, and Roger Hinds, Surftech aimed to craft surfboards that would elevate the performance and experience of riders worldwide.
The gathering at San Onofre State Beach was not just a one-time event but a celebration of the timeless artistry and passion for surfing that spans generations. Gerry Lopez, Duke Aipa, and Roger Hinds continue to shape the future of surfboard design, passing on their knowledge and expertise to the next wave of shapers and riders. With Surftech's commitment to innovation, the possibilities for the sport are endless, as they strive to create surfboards that blend tradition, technology, and the ever-evolving demands of the modern surfer. The meeting of the legendary shapers Gerry Lopez, Duke Aipa, and Roger Hinds at San Onofre State Beach, orchestrated by the Surftech team, was a momentous event.