Mark Richards Surfboards

Home of legendary four time world surfing champion and twin fin master, Mark Richards. MR specialises in shaping retro twin fins with modern performance twists, coupled with iconic sprays reminiscent of the 70's & 80's.

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"I wanted to be a shaper because there was no such thing as pro surfing."

- Mark Richards
Regardless of your needs, I’m confident I can make you a board which will improve and increase your enjoyment of your surfing. We cut no corners in the production of MR boards. We work on the principle of low output / high quality. We use only the finest materials available. Australian Burford blanks, and imported American resin and fibreglass.
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Where it all began: A Brief History

Where it all began: A Brief History

My shaping career began at age 13, when I got an electric planer for Christmas. There was no such thing as Pro Surfing in those days, and if you surfed, the dream career was to work in the surfboard industry.
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"Fast & Loose" celebrates Mark Richards and the radical lineage of twin-fin surf craft

by Surfer Magazine
The film tells the story of the modern performance twin through the lens of Australian icon Mark Richards, who found inspiration in the boards of Reno Abellira, shaping tutelage in Dick Brewer and created a design all his own that he surfed to four straight world titles.

To this day, Richard’s feat of making his own boards and surfing them to such success stands apart as one of the greatest achievements of all time surfing. But what’s perhaps more impressive is the way that twin-fin designs have evolved in the aftermath, reemerging in modern surf culture as the go-to craft for those looking to balance performance surfing with high-speed, skatey fun.