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UWL workshop hosts shaper Mason Dyer in France

Mason Dyer's handiwork © Mason Dyer



Culture Update

California-based shaper heads to France to showcase talent

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 February, 2014 - Throughout 2014, manufacturers of surfboards from all continents have come by invitation to make a series of bespoke boards in conjunction with the UWL workshop in La Rochelle.

From the 1st of March and only for two weeks, Mason Dyer is the guest of the UWL workshop.

Mason Dyer is an American shaper, inspired by American surf, hot rods and 60s military culture. Originating from the East Coast (Bethany Beach, Delaware), Mason grew up spending most of his time at the beach with his surfing father and brothers. 

For him the know-how is about making quality a priority for shaping functional and beautiful boards.

Since 2010 Mason Dyer has been based in his workshop in San Diego where he hand shapes and laminates his boards, and also where he has developed his own brand of clothing handmade in the USA and fins for the Captain Fin brand.

Each board is almost a work of art, with Mason applying the utmost care to every detail. Surfer, lover of beautiful objects, of design, of hot rods, or of 60s surf culture, Mason is the shaper of the moment who unites all these trends in his creations.

In connection with the French UWL workshop, it is the authentic and nostalgic world of MADE IN USA that is offered here.  A unique opportunity to meet the man, to discuss and to order a board – a unique piece made and signed by him.

All boards are handmade by Mason and decorated, laminated and sanded by the UWL workshop within 4 weeks.  Traditional manufacturing is undertaken using polyurethane foam, polyester resin and fibreglass.

The boards are available in a selection of surf shops (for more information visit as well as directly from UWL (

Benoit Jean

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