Shaping up for the waves

Shaping up for the waves

Do you love surfing and have always dreamed of shaping your own board? Does your guy or gal spend endless hours fawning over surfboards in magazines and surf shops?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, Shaper Studios may just be your next destination. Founded in 2012 by Chris Clark and Derrik Kappala, the surfboard shaping workshop and retail space in North Park has been drawing in surfing veterans, celebrities, weekend riders and even some newbies to design and shape their own surfboards for both local and international waves.

Now equipped with a state of the art trailer named “Shaper Go,” Shaper Studios hits the road and entertains thousands at festivals, surf...