Jon Wegener has been surfing since the early 1980s. He began shaping surfboards in high school for himself and a couple of good, broke friends. Attending Point Loma Nazarene College, Jon studied the various beach and reef waves San Diego has to offer. During this time he trasitioned from surfing and shaping 6' twin fins to mid length, fuller template thrusters and eventually to longboards. Once out of school, Jon shaped full time in the South Bay of Los Angeles. There he made boards for Wegener Surfboards, and did shaping for Hap Jacobs, Bing Surfboards, and Becker.
A big change in his shaping direction came when his brother, Tom Wegener, rediscovered the Alaia, a ancient surfcraft the Polyneasians rode before the Europeans arrived to the islands. For the next few years, the Wegeners, and other dedicated alaia riders, shaped, rode, spread the love of these boards. The best part of these boards, to Jon, was the vast information that came from the boards simplicity and its base material, wood. Presently, he is using his past experience with diferent design and an open mind to new designs made out of better materials. Jon is now in San Diego county again living and building boards in Encinitas.