Surfboard shaper Phil Grace, also known as Gracie has been at it a long time, since 1969 in fact! Gracie is a lifelong surfboard shaper and was actually one of the co-founders of Quiksilver Surfboards. He has a quite extraordinary understanding and knowledge in the art of surfboard shaping and now splits his time between the surfing Meccas of Hossegor and East Wittering UK, only joking for some reason he prefers to winter in Victoria, Australia!
Grace surfboards specialise in hybrids, mid lengths, single fins and the bigger stuff, expertise in this field of surfboards is at a lower level than the over populated performance shortboard sector so it’s a please for us here at Boardshop to be working with Phil Grace surfboards. When you look at the surfboards Phil builds, the Demibu model for instance you instantly think of Takayama shapes, the flow and style of the board being crucial. Other highlights in the range are the Single Fin, Purple Haze, Big Boy and the Minibu, the quality of these boards is second to none, the best materials, the best factory no question.
If you’re surfing in the UK and want to make the most of the average surf we get a lot of the time the Grace boards work really well in terms of maximising wave catching ability and your actual surf time, these bigger template boards are really popular nowadays as lots of surfers are realising that to inject the fun back into your surfing you need a little more length and volume. If you want the best looking mid length surfboard or longboard why wouldn't you want it to be made by the legend Phil Grace?