Wild Atlantic Surfboard Company : Surfboard Shapers
At Wild Atlantic, Surfboards have been at the core of our vision to connect the Ocean and the Surfing Community that ride its waves.
We have brought two amazing shapers to design and craft surfboards best suited for the fantastic conditions here in Ireland and other surf breaks and beaches across the Atlantic.
A quality shaper understands a surfer’s ability, the conditions they surf in and then shapes the best performing board that will help them progress and unlock new levels of ability in their surfing.
Our Shapers have produced a range of surfboards to suit all level of surfing ability and styles from our mini-longboard right up to our performance off and performance shortboards.
At Wild Atlantic there is a surfboard for everyone and better still…they are hand shaped along the Atlantic coastlines of Cornwall & Ireland!!
Our Surfboard Shapers
Shaper Matt Adams hails from Newquay in Cornwall and as a master shaper has overseen and shaped over 20 thousand boards in his 30 years plus as a surfboard shaper. Matt also supported the current UK surf team in their early development and progression to championship level and has shaped for rising stars on the world stage and QSL surfers such as Luke Dillon, Joshua Braddock, Finn Collins and Lucy Campbell. His own mentoring with progressive shapers led him to develop an established line of over 15 boards in his general quiver, all performance related but adaptable for all surfers on their lifetime journey and progression.
His enthusiasm to be part of and shape for Wild Atlantic was met with attention and detail to Irish waves and conditions. Each surfboard is a well thought out shape of how well they would adapt across the UK and European breaks and exploring those similarities in designs, proven and tested over time from beginners to pros. Matt designed and shaped our Retro Fish, Performance Shortboard, Longboard, Double Wing Fish and Mini Longboard surfboards on the Wild Atlantic Surfboard range.
Shaper Luke Underwood is originally from the central coast in New South Wales, Australia. A second generation shaper Luke’s career started at Outer Island Surfboards and he then moved up and down Australia shaping and glassing and learning his craft from master shapers in Australia for over 20 years. He went on to form his own factory after sanding, glassing and shaping for DHD, Lost, Chilli and Simon Anderson to name but a few. In his time Luke may have shaped thousands of boards ridden by the worlds top pros and everyday surfers alike.
A true craftsman and a wealth of knowledge about every aspect of surfboard shaping and manufacturing Luke now lives with his family in County Clare, Ireland where he is also actively surfing and testing his own designs.
Luke has shaped and adapted the pin twin, modern quad, step-up and performance egg surfboards exclusively for Wild Atlantic.
Luke owns his own shaping and glassing factory in County Clare and is a permanent fixture in the Irish Surfing Scene, often seen at surfing competitions and gatherings both as spectator and sometimes competitor. His focus is on fun as much as performance in his craft embodies the true spirit of Irish Surfing – keeping that smile when you are out on the Ocean.