Today’s conversation is with San Diego surfboard shaper Josh Hall. Josh discusses starting his career at the very bottom (ding repair), studying Spanish literature, detouring through Europe to import wine, surviving situational depression, rediscovering surfing and he explains why Skip Frye wears a fanny pack. Enjoy! We also chat with Maui shaper Jeff Timpone to hear about reducing environmental impact in surfboard production.
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JoshHallSurfboads.com and @JoshHallSurfboards
JOSH HALL + ZIOBAFFA from jason baffa films on Vimeo.
Josh’s early career ding repair guru Jojo Roper
Josh’s discussed Fish Simmons
CJ NELSON X JOSH HALL 2.0 from CJ Nelson on Vimeo.
Illustration: Jose Emroca Flores, Emroca.com and @Emroca
Photography: Jonathan Nimerfroh, JDNPhotography.com and @JDNPhotography
Produce, Host, Edit: David Lee Scales @David_Lee_Scales