Coastal Craft: Where did you get your start and why?
I was getting boards from Donald Takayama, Chris Christenson and Marc Andreini. One afternoon, I was visiting Marc and putting in an order and getting super specific on what I wanted. He stopped and just said, “Lee, you should just start shaping your own boards!” That’s when it clicked for me and I haven’t really looked back.
CC: Where are your board shaped and sold?
Hand shaped in Neskowin, Oregon. I sell them through my website leathermansurfboards.com, and occasionally through Moment Surf Co.
CC: What’s your go to board to shape and surf in the PNW?
A versatile, speed-oriented longboard.
CC: What draws you to this event?
The memory of Gary “Gaz” Gregg.
CC: What do you want visitors to take away from this event?
Virtual good vibes.
Lee will be shaping a Longboard for this year’s Virtual Coastal Craft event!