Why I first started shaping - The initial push
May 15, 2021
The reason that I started shaping was that I think when I was 14, (or 13, 14, 15) was when I was riding Geoff McCoy's boards and I’d go and stay with Geoff in Sydney for the 2 school holiday groups each year.
We’d surf early in the morning at North Narrabeen, then I’d go into the factory and watch him (Geoff) shape, and whenever someone came in and said "Hey the surf is really good", everyone would stop...
Whatever they were doing they would stop and just all go in mass and go surfing and it just kinda seemed like the most awesome lifestyle and I figured that I just had to be a shaper, that’s the one.
- Mark Richards