Roger Hinds’ shaping career has spawned four decades and encompassed the multi-faceted evolution of the short board. From his early days of stripping down longboards during the transition era, he went on to refine his skills under the tutelage of Ed Angulo, Jeff Edwards and Kent Smith. Hinds further developed his craft durng the pivotal era of the 1970’s on the North Shore with Country Surfboards and Lightning Bolt. He crafted boards and worked alongside team riders Jock Sutherland and Mike Armstrong as well as Longboard World Champions Rusty Keaulana and Taylor Jensen. Hinds expanded his skill set production shaping with Blue Hawaii, Russ K, Harbour, Hobie and Weber, and became head shaper for Bear USA.
In 2014, Roger Hinds won the Icons of Foam Tribute to Ben Aipa; a shaping competition where contestants were tasked with replicating an original 1974 Aipa ‘Sting’. From woodworking, to glue-ups, to lamination, color and glassworks, Roger Hinds lives the art of surfboard construction.
Hinds’ attention to detail and vast experience in all areas of production made him the perfect design partner for US Blanks. In 2006 we enlisted Roger to design 3 FISH/EGG blanks; the 7’9” H, 8’0” H, & 8’3” H.
Learn more about Roger Hinds at RogerHindsSurfboards.com