Wilkerson Surfcraft

PROFFESIONAL SHAPER & GLASSER

 

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"There are a million ways to surf, and as long as you're smiling you're doing it right."

-Unknown Author

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Handcrafted

 

SHAPER 2002 - PRESENT

MATT WILKERSON SURFBOARDS

 
 

My passion is creating the finest surfboards entirely by hand. Why? I prefer to use an entirely manual process as it gives you a much better connection and feel for the board. 

I starting learning the process of crafting surfboards as a young guy with Rusty in San Diego.  It was there i met some of the most incredible people and craftsmen.  One incredible shaper I met was Pat Rawson, his surfboards always had a unique look to them and his theory of board and blank design was something I hold in high regard.  Hawaii had always been my dream so as a twenty year old I moved there to hone my craft.  Working with Donald Takayama was one of the high points of my life, I don't think i ever looked at surfboards the same.  I lived on the North Shore where I made both long boards and short boards.  Locals and legends rode my boards, it was never about the money, it was about the waves.  I moved West to Makaha and life in a hawaiian surfing community showed me a whole new life.  Watching a gun I made paddle out at The Eddie was another one of those special times.  The history and waves at Makaha on the West Side and experiencing a whole different vibe where my own label grew.

Then I met my wife (an Aussie) and moved to Sydney. I worked with Bennett Surfboards then Channel Islands, producing my own boards as well.  After traveling north we fell in love with the Sunshine Coast.  I worked out of Beach Beat Factory for a couple of years until I decided to go back to what I love best.  Making my own boards from start to finish. 

My boards sell at Dessa Surfshop in Perigian Beach and you can also contact me directly.  I look forward to making you a board that gives you the most out of every wave and makes your surfing even more enjoyable.

Aloha

Matt.

HANDCRAFTED | CUSTOM SURFBOARDS | NOOSA, AUSTRALIA

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BOARDS

 
 

Model

IMPALA
9’8” – 9’4”


 

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MOJO
9’6”– 9’2”


 

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SILVER GHOST
10’0”– 9’2”


 

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CALI KAT 5’5”– 6’4”


 

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ALA MOANA 5’6 – 6’2”


 

Larry Bertlemann 5'6"-6'2"

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"Anything is possible"...Larry Bertlemann

 Larry Bertlemann was the forefront of performance surfing.  Credited with his low stylish turns emulated by DogTown skateboarders and surfers alike.  His approach to wave riding was new and his "Laerial" was the first air manoeuvre in surfing.   I began handshaking these replicas for Larry Bertlemann twin fins while in my Wailua Sugar Mill factory.  Having Larry Bertlemann in the shaping room working on design with me was a high point in my pursuit to learning everything about the performance twin fin design.  Flat Decks and forgiving rails with extreme amounts of Vee off the tail with his signature "flute" channel splitting the Vee.  Larry always said "if your body is over the board, you will never fall" and to "Be Original"!  Fast forward to when i migrated to australia and LB bringing me some laminates and said "go for it".   I am pleased to present these boards for reproduction in australia and to the world with he highest of quality.

 
 

INSTAGRAM

 

@surfcraft_wilkerson

 

 

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