Hey Kris, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into shaping?

I’m 24, I’m from Redondo beach California. I stared making surfboards when I was 15 on my high school surf team. Frank Pain helped me to make my first board and from there I stared selling boards to kids so I could keep making them because I enjoyed it so much.

Did you start surfing with longboard or shortboard?

My dad brought classic longboards when I was a kid, so I started with logs, but I always happened to ride anything that was fun and longboards seem like more fun to me, expect when its big – but it doesn’t get that big at home.

Do you have a favourite surfer you would love to shape for? 

I never really thought about it. I’m just purely happy when people want a board that I make!

Big waves or small waves? 

Good waves! And EMPTY! I love surfing alone and I don’t care if the wave is 2 ft or 20, I mean I prefer them bigger… it’s just I have a lot of fun surfing when I can just enjoy nature by myself. 

Favorite place you’ve ever surfed:

Tea Tree in Noosa, Australia.

Right or left?

Rights, 100%.

Wetsuit or boardshorts? 

Boardshorts, 100%!

Beach break or point break? 

Hmmm… I grew up on a beach break,  but I surely love a good point break. I’d say point break!

Single or Twin? 


Longboards shaped by Kris landed in our Somos Store, cruise by and check them out or contact to enquire about getting one.