Over the years Kent has produced a number of surfboard shapers often working out of garages and small units but unfortunately at this current moment there are none in the county that we know of who are running a business shaping boards. You MUST tell all these shapers they are creating a board for the Kent coastline so that they can make the correct changes to designs to accommodate the different waves found here. Malibu, Funshapes and Longboards are the best for the waves of Kent but a shortboard can be ridden too at certain locations.
We can recommend a number of shapers that are great for boards below:
Local Hero – the home of Graeme ‘Bunty’ Bunt surfboards, the quintessential Cornish surfboard shaper, manufacturing custom boards for surfers of every ability. www.localhero.co.uk
Guts Surfboards is owned and run by former two times European professional surfing champion Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths. www.gutssurfboards.com
Nigel Semmens make some of the finest high performance custom surfboards in Europe from the Ocean Magic surfboard factory near Newquay in Cornwall. www.nsboards.co.uk
Fluid Juice surfboards, (situated just ten minutes from the classic surf breaks of Constantine, Booby’s and Harlyn) has been making custom boards for over 20 years. www.fluidjuice.co.uk
Escape surfboards we custom make short boards long boards stand up paddle boards or as we call them SUP also Kite boards and all forms of surf craft. www.escapesurfboards.com