I was taught how to shape by the father of the modern day surfboard. If you don’t know who that is, you do now. It’s Dick Brewer.
Just as Duke Kahanamoku was the father of modern day surfing, Richard Allen Brewer is the father of the modern day surfboard. It’s not Hobie. Don’t get me wrong, I very much love that generation of surfboards and pioneers, such as the great surfers from California in the early 50s and 60s. But in the late 60s (66’-67’) something happened that came to be known as the modern day surfboard. I surfed and shaped through this period from the beginning of the 70s up to 5 minutes ago. I’ll let the boards on this site do their own talking, just like I let my surfing speak for itself.
I was taught the secrets from Dick Brewer about shaping surfboards and riding the biggest waves in the world. Death defying stuff. Now, these little secrets kept me alive and let me perform at a level that few have ever achieved. These boards that you see have inherently incorporated those little Brewer Chapman secrets that makes the famous saying that
I heard Dick Brewer say for the first time: “It’s like magic.” End of story.