1-DA Shapes Surfboards officially launch
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 July, 2014 - Gavin Upson, co-founder & designer/shaper of the new Gold Coast based 1-DA Shapes surfboard company, explains “1-DA Shapes is the creation of joining forces with former Firewire executive, Nikki Arnold, and re-branding Gavin Upson Shapes, in the pursuit to fulfil my dream for a male and female pro surfer to be crowned World Champion again while riding boards I designed/shaped but this time under my own label.”
Gav’s 20+ years’ experience in shaping and designing surfboards, together with Nikki’s 20+ years’ experience in administration & customer service, provides surfers with a refreshing surf experience.
The brand truly reflects the pair’s values and experience - quality materials, amazing designs & exceptional service! The new website instantly gives you a sense of calmness. The ease to navigate through it, without getting lost in any hype or ‘flashing’ marketing, makes it a pleasure to explore.
There appears to be a common theme with the board reviews too – they’re FAST!
Throughout his career, Gav has designed and shaped boards for many pro riders and world champions, including Brazilian Adriano De Souza and Australian Sally Fitzgibbons. However, out of respect for his former position as main ‘ghost’ shaper for DHD Surfboards, Gav advises many pro surfers’ names cannot be revealed.
So it’s no wonder, or should we say ‘1-DA’, Gav knows how to make boards that work.
To celebrate the official launch of 1-DA Shapes, one lucky person will win a CUSTOM SURFBOARD, plus weekly and monthly random prize draws! Head to 1-DA Shapes’ Facebook site for all the details and catch up on the latest action. 1-DA what it feels like? 1-DAshapes.com