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Mike Minchinton Surfboard Shaper
Classico - Retro Longboard Surfboard

Mike Minchinton Custom Surfboards

Welcome to our Shaping Room

Mike Minchinton specializes in creating classic and high-performance longboards and shortboards as well as being considered the best surfboard wood worker in the industry.

Mike is an expert in the creation of balsa surfboards as well as wood surfboard fins and custom tailblocks.

If you ever wanted a balsa surfboard, you have to get a Mike Minchinton hand-crafted surfboard.

Mike is also known for the lost art of performance retro surfboard creation including all the classics from resin swirls to volan glass!!

Mike Minchinton spent the last two years traveling back forth to Ecuador, perfecting the art of shaping Balsa surfboards at Shark Bay Balsa.

Mike has been a Huntington Beach Local since 1960. He grew up surfing Huntington Beach and began shaping longboard surfboards out of his garage for friends using all hand tools and eventually gained quite a few customers and a reputation for shaping custom hand shaped surfboards.

His unique style and quality of surfboard shapes caught the attention of many surfboard shapers and surfers. It eventually landed him a job at Robert August Surfboards, where he became head shaper. He has hand shaped well over 15,000 surfboards and longboards.