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Roger Hinds

Roger Hinds shaping career has spawned four decades and encompassed the multi-faceted evolution of the short board. From his early days of stripped down long boards during the transition era, to refining his skills under the tutelage of the likes of Ed Angulo, Jeff Edwards and Kent Smith. 70’s North Shore soul with Country Surfboards and Lightning Bolt and team riders spanning the era’s and all disciplines from Jock Sutherland and Mike Armstrong to Long board World Champions Rusty Keaulana and Taylor Jensen. Production shaping for the likes of Blue Hawaii, Russ K, Harbour, Hobie and Weber, as well as head shaper for Bear USA. His attention to detail has lead to some of the most popular plugs for Clark Foam and US Blanks. He won of The Icons of Foam shape-off back to back in 2014 & 2015 at The Boardroom Show first honoring Ben Aipa then Rusty Preisendorfer. He came in second at the Ultimate Craftsman Project at the same show losing by only one tenth of a point. That same detail is reflected in start to finish shape, glass, color and polish of impeccable quality. Roger Hinds lives the art of surfboard construction.

Bio by Randy Rarick


Roger's credentials speak for themselves, as the only shaper to be invited to display his talents in two different Billabong "Art of Shaping" events.  Behold the list of esteemed shapers that Roger Hinds shares the world stage with.

Billabong Art of Shaping - 
"Hawaii Edition" | ASR Trade Show
September 4th-6th, 2008

  1. Dick Brewer
  2. Jeff Bushman
  3. John Carper
  4. Keone Downing
  5. Greg Griffin
  6. Roger Hinds
  7. Harold Iggy
  8. Barry Kanaiaupuni
  9. Gerry Lopez
  10. Glenn Minami
  11. Steve Morgan
  12. Dennis Pang
  13. Glenn Pang
  14. Tom Parrish
  15. Pat Rawson
  16. Charlie Smith
  17. Wade Tokoro
 

Billabong Art of Shaping -
"Orange County Edition"” | ASR Trade Show
August 13th,  2010

  1. Robert August
  2. Matt Biolos
  3. Steve Boehne
  4. Bob “The Greek” Bolen
  5. Lance Collins
  6. Richard Harbour
  7. Roger Hinds
  8. Bob Hurley
  9. Bruce Jones
  10. Jeff “Doc” Lausch
  11. Terry Martin
  12. Mickey Munoz
  13. Timmy Patterson
  14. Ed Sakal
  15. Peter Schroff
  16. Terry Senate
  17. Cole Simler
  18. Tim Stamps
  19. Bill Stewart
  20. Shawn Stussy
  21. Jeff Timpone
  22. Barry Vandermeulen

This is the very first blank ever produced by US Blanks. I was asked to help build a solid design to get them going with production.

2014 ICONS OF FOAM WINNER!

2014 ICONS OF FOAM TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS HONORING BEN AIPA AND PRESENTED BY US BLANKS

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 17 & 18, 2014 - It was a tremendous honor participating in the Ben Aipa tribute in Del Mar, CA. Taking an hour and a half replicating a classic Aipa Sting, made back in 1974 specifically for the legendary Buttons Kaluhiokalani, was no easy task. Winning the event was priceless.

Read the press release here on The Boardroom Website.

Click here to listen to Surf Splendor's podcast featuring interviews with Ben Aipa, Matt Calvani, Davey Smith, Skye Richard, and of course me - Roger Hinds.

INSCRIPTION:  Icons of Foam Tribute to Ben Aipa 1st Roger Hinds May 18 2014

To be able to win this event, to honor Ben, and to do it all here, this weekend, has been the most important weekend of my shaping career. This building is brimming with wonderful people filled with surf stoke. Incredible.
— Roger Hinds

2015 ICONS OF FOAM BACK TO BACK WINNER!

2015 ICONS OF FOAM TRIBUTE TO THE MASTERS HONORING RUSTY PREISENDORFER
:: PRESENTED BY US BLANKS ::

Photo Credit: Peter Townend

Photo Credit: Peter Townend

In 2014 I was invited to compete in the Icons of Foam challenge honoring Ben Aipa... I won. I successfully defended that title in May, 2015, this time honoring Rusty Preisendorfer and shaping a model he built for Mark Occhilupo back in the 80's.  The six competing shapers honoring "Rusty" were all from California:

  • Stu Kenson (San Diego)
  • Ward Coffey (Santa Cruz)
  • Tim Stamps (Seal Beach)
  • Chris Christenson (Cardiff-by-the-Sea)
  • Dave Parmenter (San Luis Obispo)
  • Defending Champion Roger Hinds (Seal Beach)

Read more about it using the links below

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/gene-cooper-deemed-ultimate-craftsman-at-the-boardroom-surfboard-show-in-del-mar-ca-roger-hinds-wins-back-to-b_127677/

http://www.boardroomshow.com/the-boardroom/news-press/

http://usblanks.com/roger-hinds-icons-of-foam-2x-champion/


2015 ULTIMATE CRAFTSMAN PROJECT

2nd Place Honors for my Checkerboard Stringer "Dream Model" Surfboard!

Congrats to Gene Cooper on his outstanding board and for taking first place at the Boardroom Show!!  Here were the participants:

  • Roger Hinds
  • Travis Reynolds
  • Marc Andreini
  • Gene Cooper

Read more about it here.

 

Roger Hinds' Checkerboard Dream

 

Watch The Three Part Series of My Ultimate Craftsman Videos Here!