California stand up paddle surf pioneers Steve Boehne (Infinity Surf) and Ron House (Laird Hamilton’s shaper)
I’m currently dry because I’m on a California trip but I did get a chance to stop in and visit Steve Boehne at Infinity Surf in Dana Point and Ron House in San Clemente. Both run unique operations and it was very interesting to see the similarities and differences in their design and direction. Steve developed the odd shaped otter blade stand up paddle. His perspective is very different from Todd’s at C4 and you’ll see why. Steve’s also a bit older than Todd so if you’re a boomer you may like what he’s saying.
Ron House is the one who shaped the Surftech Laird stand up paddle board and shapes all Laird Hamilton’s stand up boards. Ron’s coming out with some new Surftech boards in the Laird line designed to surf. I shot video and pictures that will be posted once I get back and find some time.
Picture of the Infinity Surf Otter shaped stand up paddle:
Ron House in front of a bunch of blanks for stand up paddle surf boards: