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Name: Ryan Engle
Years Shaping: 2003
Trained With: Steve Boehne
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Shaping since the age of 19 and buying his first shaping machine in 2007, Shaper and owner of Nation Surfboards, Ryan Engle has immersed himself in all matters of surfboards design and all aspects of understanding the AKU program and machine. Located in the hills of San Clemente, minutes from world class breaks like Trestle, Sano, T Street, Salt Creek, etc, and honing his shaping skills under the wing of legendary Steve Boehne at Infinity Surfboards, Ryan hand shaped over 5000+ boards within his first 5 years. Over that time, Ryan formed a keen eye for templates, bottom contours, minuet rail details and fin placement, all skills that are essential for any successful surfboard manufacturer. Taking these valuable skills and combining them with an intimate relationship with the AKU machine, his precision cuts, design and shaping skills to have soared to high levels. Every Nation surfboards that come out of the machine is designed, cut and hand finished by Ryan himself. And with all manufacturing abilities in house, Ryan can play close attention to every detail that goes into building Nation Surfboards.
Now a master shaper himself, Ryan not only runs Nation Surfboards but teamed up with Christian Wach in 2009 to be the head shaper for the successful Canvas Surfboards. Between the two labels, Ryan's boards are being ridden all over the world including Australia, Taiwan and Japan. With popular models in the Nation Surfboards range like the Los Dos, the 3 Peat, the West Coast Offense 3rd and Long and West Coast Offense 2nd Down, and the 80's inspired Rick Cane Pro, Nation Surfboards are heavily influenced by the Southern California surf, but can be ripped in a variety of surf found around the world.
Be sure to check out Board Talk with Ryan Engle to learn more about what goes into running Nation Surfboards and his profound love of golf
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