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


Shaper logo AVILA


Bull’s Eye 5’8 x 19 ½ x 2 3/8

345 Fish 5’7 x 19 ¼ x 2 5/16

Uppercut 6’0 x 18 ½ x 2 1/4