NEW BLOG STORY FROM TODD

On the foamball:

This is Tamayo from Oahu’s North Shore. This is him on the foamball at Pipe from one of the recent runs of swell there. TP is a brada from anudda mudda in many ways…and we share the same initials and worldview.
It was many moons ago on a month long stint in Bali when our paths first crossed. I had ended up at Desert Point back when it wasn’t a household name yet. I had been told by the crew I was with that this was the spot and how perfect it was and all this…and honestly I had no idea; more of just like ok sounds good I’m in for the ride let’s go. We get there and it looks flat to me, so I’m like hey we’re outta here, but everyone’s like no it’ll get good with the tide switch let’s paddle to shore and wait. I’m thinking it’s flat, how can flat get better with a tide change? …

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Mission Statement

What we get stoked on here at Proctor Surfboards is building relationships…making the board that’s right for you.
No pop-outs. No outsourcing. No marketing team.
What you see is who we are.

Every surfboard has a story. Every surfer has a story.
Shaping custom surfboards for 25 years… Todd’s story.
Daily interaction, innovation, and inspiration.
No compromise on quality.
Not making a scene, making a difference.

Remember – the best surfers in the world are the ones having the most fun!
 It’s your board . . . talk to the shaper.

What is unique about the boards you shape?

I believe that true success is marked by how well you identify with the individual surfer. By going on a journey of discovery I guess you could say with each and every person I make boards for. Finding out what is going to be the best possible board for them. To take each person as a separate entity, one at a time, case by case; By asking the right questions, and really listening to them…the reality is that it is possible to take all the current design elements out there, and narrow them down to produce that perfect, magic board for each person wanting to take their experience to the next level. 

What’s your shaping philosophy?

Watch, feel, listen, create. Watch what the waves are doing so you can match the appropriate curves of a board’s design to the curve of each specific wave. Feel what the boards are doing under your feet; this is as valuable as second-hand feedback. Listen to each person that is ordering a board from me as if they are as important as the best surfer in the world. Create what is going to be the best board for that surfer by matching up the design of the board to the specific waves they are surfing and their abilities. A magic board will take you beyond what you are expecting to do on a wave….a magic board will feel like it is actually thinking a split hair second ahead of you; already on it’s way to the places you wanna be.

The Story of an American Surfboard Factory.

A philosophical deconstruction with Ventura board builder, Todd Proctor

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