AVILA – NEXO USA HEADSHAPER
AVILA is our US Headshaper based in San Diego (Oceanside), California. He loves all kind of shapes and has a big focus on High Performance and Fish Hybrid boards. He also usually visits our Europe Factory twice a year to get us the latest tendencies fresh from the surf mecca California. Avila is a very versatile shaper who really loves new shapes and forms, always in for a new experiment. An open minded shaper who also made himself a name in recent years for his excellent big wave guns especially for some of the JAWS aka Peahi chargers in Maui, Hawaii.
Name: Mauricio Avila
Shaping since: 1998
Number of Boards shaped: ~15.000
Known for: High Performance Shortboards, Hybrids, Retro Style Boards & big wave guns
Influence: Will Ferrell, no seriously I am a shaper of the newer generation and my Influences are more recent shapers like Al Merrick, Xanadu, Arakawar…
Philosophy: Shake n bake! Mixing up styles new and oldschool…
Funny fact: His Austrian Nickname is Strudel (long story…)
Message to client: Talk to your shaper and listen to him!
Message to World: Have fun out there, life is too short to be worried…
Favourite model: 345 Fish and Bull’s Eye