Standup paddling is nothing without the shapers that create the boards, or as we like to call them, gliding pieces of art on water. And most board craftsmen have had storied careers in the surfboard industry, with a fantastic sense of history just waiting to be uncovered. Welcome to SUP magazine’s Shaper Visits, a video series where we go inside the laboratories of our sport’s greatest minds. Today we present Hobie’s Mark Johnson, head shaper for one of standup’s most iconic brands. Look for a gear rundown of Hobie’s newest models and more Shaper Visits coming soon from SUP magazine.

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