Album Surfboards is the brain child of Matt parker who has been creating innovative surfboards out of San Clemente California since 2001. Lead by surfboard designer and head shaper Matt Parker whose ethos is “What board is going to let you have the most fun?” He’s famous for his crazy looking but super functional asym boards and futuristic designs.
A few words with Matt Parker, Board Designer and Head Shaper
What influences your board designs?
Fun, speed, magic. Finding the right combo of outline, rocker, rails and foam to make the most out of your sessions.
Describe your shaping philosophy...
What board is going to let you have the most fun? We’re all about realistically assessing where you surf and specifically what you are trying to do on the wave. Then we get you the right board with the right dimensions that will allow you to reach your potential and surf the way you want to surf.
What do you enjoy most about shaping?
Taking something I dreamed up in my brain and seeing it translate into a functional form in the water. Helping surfers improve their skills through better equipment — seeing surfers actually get better over time because of better equipment. Getting to be a test pilot and experimenting with my own shapes out in the water.
Advice for surfers looking to find a great board?
Be totally honest with yourself and with your shaper about your abilities and what specifically you’re trying to do on the wave. Have fun…it’s only surfing!
Josh Kerr has been working alongside Asher Pacey, Corey Colapinto and a handful of other world class surfers they have created a collection of surfboards that has everything covered from a Classic Twin Surfboard, A number of Asymmetrical surfboards, Mid lengths surfboards and Longboards! All offer buckets of Fun, Speed and Magic, which is what drives matt to design the next quintessential craft. The attention to detail of album surfboards is like none other, offering incredible artwork, completely customisable shapes and fin options and finished to the highest quality. They truly go above and beyond. A few models to mention would be the Sunstone surfboard that will be every hipsters dream, a classic fish surfboard that has been slightly refined to perform and feel more alive. The Twinsman surfboard, a performance twinnie that both Asher Pacey and Josh Kerr use as one of their go to performance drivers and The Social, a mid-length surfboard skate stub, incredibly versatile, can be used as a longboard alternative, a point-break machine, a glidey little stub, or a looser, fishier quad.