The 2024 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic is scheduled for September 20th -22nd | Registration Opens June 1st

Shaper Profile | Chris Bauer

Chris Bauer

Coastal Craft: Where did you get your start and why?

I got my start in the professional industry at a little repair shop in San Diego called joe ropers ding repair and custom fiberglass. Then onto many other factories in the San Diego and Santa Barbara regions.

CC: Where are your board shaped and sold?

My boards are shaped and glassed in Port Angeles Washington in my own personal factory. I also retail stock boards out of the same facility in my showroom/ surf shop storefront.

CC: What’s your go to board to shape and surf in the PNW?

My personal northwest quiver consists of a log, a fish, and a shortboard. Because no day is the same up here.

CC: What draws you to this event?

I enjoy this event for the vibes, and the opportunity to connect with the Oregon surf crowd. I received great exposure from this event.

CC: What do you want visitors to take away from this event?

I hope visitors from the event realize that there’s great boards being built up here. I also hope to inspire people to try different designs and expand their surfboard knowledge and future board selection.

Chris is building a log live for this year’s Coastal Craft Event!