Month: July 2013

Maurice Cole is a legendary surfboard shaper

In the surfing world, Maurice Cole is a legendary surfboard shaper from Australia. With his positive view on life, he has worked for decades to gain his place among some of the best shapers in the world. In fact, he doesn’t just shape great boards for surfers – he shapes incredible boards for some of the top surfers in the world. Just a few of the world’s top surfers that have sought out boards from Cole include Taj Burrow, Tom Curren, Kelly Slater and Mark Occhilupo. In the surfboard industry, Maurice Cole’s integrity, collaboration and innovation have made him a shaper that stands head and shoulders above many of the other surfboard shapers in the business.     A Bit of History Maurice Cole was born in Australia in 1954, quickly moving from his birthplace of Terang, Victoria to Warnamboll to be with his adopted family. When he was only 12, he began to hit the waves, winning a mere five years later at the Victoria State Titles in 1972. Surfing turned into a passion and soon Cole was beginning to shape boards. He wasn’t always happy with this surfing equipment, which led him to watch shapers Jim Pollock and Donny Alcroft, soon deciding that he too could shape boards. Within a week after shaping his very first board, it sold, beginning the career of this incredible surfboard shaper....

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