Mark Phipps or Phippsy to his friends is a renowned Aussie surfer who has been shaping surfboards almost as long as he's been surfing. He learnt his trade under the guidance of Wayne Lynch and Greg Brown in the famous Gash factory. Phippsy is an excellent surfer who had a great competitive career. Phipps started shaping boards so that he could make the most of his time in the water and share his passion for top quality functional surfboards for a huge range of abilities and tastes. He splits his time between France and his home town of Point Lonsdale in Victoria, Australia not a shabby choice to have to make really!
In France Mark Phipps surfboards are made in the Euroglass factory in Hossegor, one of the great institutions of European surfing. Stabled alongside Christian Bradley, Phil Grace, Simon Anderson and Mark Richards can you imagine the endless chats that go on about surfboard design and how it’s all changed through the years. We have spent some time at the Euroglass factory with all the shapers and it’s the cleanest factory you’ll ever see, you could literally eat your dinner off the floor, surf board factories are generally pretty messy with an aura of magic but Euroglass is all magic and no mess.
Mark Phipps supports a host of pro and semi pro surfers in Australia and Europe who work with him to fine tune board design and performance, this kind of feedback is invaluable in developing new models and also updating existing models to ensure that performance is as good as it can be. Phipps surfboards has a few models amongst the amazing range that have proved to be super popular year after year, look out for the YO, YO-YO and the One Bad Egg surfboard model, different shapes but all top end quality in build and performance. If you are looking for a high performance surfboard Phipps’ experience and track record put him up there with the best, but he’s equally at home shaping a mid length, single fin or hybrid. Here at Boardshop we can promise you that the quality of the boards coming out of the Euroglass factory is as good as any other factory in the world if not better and we’re super stoked to introducing Phipps boards to our offering.