When speaking about the east coast's most talented shapers, Ricky Carroll usually makes the top of everyone's list. Ricky started shaping when he was just 13 years old. While working at the Natural Art factory, he shaped Sea Shapes, Pro Shapes, Natural Art, and Local Motion surfboards. He's also shaped for a long list of diverse, talented surfers like C.J. Hobgood, Bonga Perkins, Tommy Orsini, Cheyne Horan, Justin Quintal, Connie Arias, and Larry Bertleman.
Two years in a row Ricky won (on the west coast no less!) the "Tribute to the Masters Shape-Off" at the Sacred Craft surf show. At this gathering of shapers, companies, and products; only a few shapers are invited to compete in hand-shaping a replica of a legendary shape. Up against the best shapers from the east, west, and Hawaii; Ricky took the honors twice by shaping designs from Caster and Diffenderfer.
He's also won the "Florida Shapers' Build-Off" where he took first place among a dozen of the east coast's best. Stay tuned to this website and our Facebook & Instagram pages to be there when Ricky drops his mobile shaping bay in our parking lot again for one of his famous shaping demos!