Steve has been the head shaper for G&S for at least the last 20 years and has shaped for G&S more on than off for many more before that.
Steve started shaping In 1961, so he has the full benefit of design and surfing experience from the 60's and 70's which is crucial for today's shapes because of the resurgence of Fish, Eggs and Logs in the alternative surf scene. Steve has paid close attention to what everyone else has done and has made notes and filed them away for future reference on custom orders. He has an extensive library of shapes, not just G&S archives. And his understanding of shape ranges from progressive shortboards, mid shapes, fish and longboards-the full gamut.
In 1970 Steve started riding for the G&S Surf Team. His shaping bay is less than a block from the beach in Pacific Beach in the house where he grew up. He is a genius when it comes to surfboard shaping and custom design but is so under the radar that he is the best kept secret in San Diego. With all due respect to other shapers, Steve is the only shaper we know that shapes a board YOU want and not what HE wants.....
Chris has been shaping for G&S since the early 2000's and his attention to detail, great patience and his skills as a good listener, have many happy customers that keep wanting another from his capable hands.
Chris has been working on some of the G&S models from the 70's and has developed them further by modernizing the foils, rails and making them sleek new renditions that are relevant in today's surf scene while still incorporating a firm nod to the past design.
With Steve Seebold shaping less and less, Chris has really stepped in to take over some of the work and responsibility of being our in-house shaper. He is here daily and available for questions and shaping appointments.
Hank's been shaping since 1967when he started working on surfboards with Billy Caster and then with G&S for years. Hank's speciaty is EVERYTHING and is a good choice for custom orders. He has shaped more than 25,000 surfboards, many of those under the G&S label. Hank has traveled the world to surf and shape custom surfboards in Australia, New Zealand, England, Spain, the entire Coastal USA, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.