Kevin Connelly is back to G&S after 20 years! Kevin has joined our team at Gordon & Smith and Custom Surf Glass – Surfing, Shaping and Glassing with a New “Kurrent” Flavor. This Collaboration is Called “Kurrently Classic” and breathes a Fresh approach to our established Surfboard Line up. A perfect blend of Classic and Progressive Modern. Kevin has a colorful side and brings a new Art Scene to our Shop as well as his high quality craftsmanship .
In the new Shaping Room at G&S, Kevin has designed new models for 2016. Look for the “HoverKraft”, the “Komp”, “The Drone”, “The Formula 1 & 2”, the "Bipolar" and the “Slider”
KC + G&S = 100% Stoked
STRAIGHT FROM KEVIN
The philosophy behind my business is simple. Make the finest custom surfboards anywhere, period. To achieve this, I take everything you want, your present surfing ability, the goals you have in mind, and translate that into a one of a kind custom surfboard. After shaping thousands upon thousands of boards I can share my knowledge and guidance to create a board that will help take your surfing to a higher level.
I got started early and was fortunate to learn from some of surfing's modern legends. As a youngster, Skip Frye took me under his wing and laid the foundations of my shaping concepts and fundamentals. With Skip's blessing, I accepted an offer from Larry Gordon of Gordon and Smith to join his team as a professional surfer and shape on the side. G&S allowed me to get a lot of shaping experience due to the large volume of work they did making classic and progressive longboards. After my time with G&S, a sponsorship deal brought me into Rusty Preisendorfer's stable of shapers and pro surfers. My time with Rusty was where I took all the concepts of glide and flow i had learned from Skip, plus the finer points of the classic longboard from G&S, and combined them with modern outlines and foils.
I recently reconnected with my roots and have set up shop at the G&S factory where I am surrounded by great builders and craftsmen. I work hard with my customers to get their input on their custom board and then build it according to my rigorous personal standards. I hope to hear from you soon so I can make you that magic board you've been looking for.