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

Shaper Profile | Taylor Pace

Taylor Pace

Questionnaire coming soon.

Taylor will be virtually shaping a channel bottom twin-pin in the 5’8″ to 6’0″ range.

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

I started in the garage, hacking up a few blanks with some friends. I wanted an asymmetric fish but didn’t have a ton of cash to order one custom so I decided that building it myself was the way to go. The fish came out pretty funky but I found a new love for board building so I made some more. Later on I heard Brian at BRAND surfboards needed a hand in his shop so I worked for him for a year and learned how to take a craftsman’s approach to the whole process.


CC: Where are your boards shaped and sold?

I shape and glass out of a small home shop on the north coast, and sell to the friends and community members I surf with as well as a few consignment racks around the PNW. Almost all my boards up to this point have been custom orders.


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

That’s a hard one but if I have to narrow it down I’ll say fish in the summer, shortboard in the winter and hybrid shapes in between. Midlengths or logs when you get bored of those HA… I have way too many boards.


CC: What draws you to this event?

This event is an awesome opportunity for shapers and surfers to expand their board knowledge and see what’s going on in the community, the surfers put on a great show and it’s pretty cool seeing the OGs take the planer to foam too. 


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

The board building craft is alive and well in the PNW and if you’re in need of any type of board there’s a builder in your region who can take care of you!