Rich Pavel

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San Diego shaper and pioneer of the Fish design evolution, Rich Pavel has honed his craft around the world working with top athletes from Dave Rastovich to Derek Hynd. Highly influenced by Steve Lis, Pavel recognized that the shorter length, curved outline and tail design allowed these boards to transition rails more easily and turn in a tighter radius. He has further developed his board designs into a more versatile and widely embraced “Pavel Speedialer” which showcases quad low-aspect ratio keel fins, forward vee, pinched and pulled in tail and nose, bump wings, and concave deck.

It’s because of Pavel’s unparalleled commitment to exploration of the Fish design potential that we enlisted him to build our 5’10” RP and 6’8” RP.

Rich Pavel