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Video Profile: SUP Shaper Ian Balding

Custom SUP and surf shaper Ian Balding has been building surfcraft for over 17 years in Wilmington, North Carolina. He’s done a little bit of everything, crafting fish, longboards, retro shapes, performance shortboards and using materials such as balsa. When he discovered SUP about five years ago, he was instantly hooked.

“Paddleboarding was just kind of a natural extension of surfing for me,” Balding said. “It was kind of a no brainer for me to roll the shaping process into standup paddleboards.”

Take a look at this video to get a background on Balding’s shaping and testing process.

More shaping here.