We've surfed waves across the globe and are stoked to see that Canada is earning recognition in the surfing world for high-class surfing and high-class waves. But we noticed that there was something missing in Canada...the surfing community was thriving, but we saw there was a lack of access to high-end boards. Of course, surfers can buy great brands from other countries, but it's ridiculously expensive in shipping costs!
So we took our years of experience in professional surfing, invested in a shaping machine, and followed the wave. Operating out of Ucluelet, British Columbia, West Coast Shapes manufactures top quality and detailed boards with the most high end shaping machine in the market and best glassing in the world. 160 years of combined experience and a lot of passion go into our boards, boards that are Canadian born, Canadian made.
Not only are our boards local, but we are shaping them for the west coast waves as well we will be bringing back modify retro models from the golden days! Just like new mustangs were created to look just like the old models but with new technology, our boards offer the charm of old school designs but include modernized technology, contours, and laminating.
Canadian surfers are on the rise and with a WCSUkee board in your garage, you can conquer the wave with a solid foundation under your feet.
Born in BC Canada, but growing up in Maui, TJ was first exposed to surfing at a year and half. He went on to pursue professional surfing. There he developed his passion for longboarding and Tube riding.
For 25 years TJ has been on traveling the global search for new waves. He met David at Canadian Nationals, then again later at Noosa Heads, Australia all the pieces fell in place to start West Coast Shapes.
Originally from Peru, David has spent 35 years living on the beach and in the water. Surfing is his passion. He is up always for the mission…up at 4 am to surf before work, or packing up in 5 min to an international surf trip.
When David changed careers from hospitality to sales, the opportunity to start West Coast Shapes with TJ appeared, and David has never looked back. It was time to GO!
Mr. X is a master laminator from Latin America with 25 years of experience in glassing and sanding surf boards. He is skilled in working with 20-30 different brands, and his expertise is in high demand. West Coast Shapes is his national premiere, and he looks forward to coming to Canada to continue to share in the love of surfing.