Ryan Lovelace has been shaping his surfcraft-fantasies since his first foray into foam and resin in 2005. Twenty Five years old and based around the painstakingly beautiful point breaks of Santa Barbara, he has developed a knack for building boards that tap into a speed and flow that is unique and buttery smooth. Starting and building the now defunct Point Concept Surfboards gave Ryan pounds of experience in hand shaping and glassing all of his own work, which is now continued in his own line: Surf | Craft. Ryan has been building a reputation as a unique and subtle innovator with shapes and thought proceses that tend to avoid the mainstream.
Hand shaping is an art form that takes time and commitment. These days many shapers touting the term use it to define the minimal and mindless work that is done after a CNC machine has cut their shape from a computer file; Ryan's work remains 100% by hand out of passion and commitment for the art of hand shaping. Shaped and glassed one at a time in his small shop on the bluffs above the northern Santa Barbara coastline, Ryan is crafting truly unique surfboards.