The unprecedented global health threat that impacted every corner of the planet is now damaging the health of our oceans. The vast waste that results from Covid-19 urges us to raise awareness for the shapes that nobody wants to see in the ocean. This is an Open Call to all shapers to submit their best projects for the surfboards they want to shape with Covid-19 waste.
The winners will see their boards funded and ridden by the best surfers in the world at a Special Heat of the MEO Peniche PRO 2021.
The pursuit starts now.APPLY NOW
A handful of the most respected shapers of the world come together to choose the projects that are most capable of raising awareness for the shapes that nobody wants to see in the ocean. Through their experience and know how will be critical to identify the most innovative, creative and feasible projects.
Does your project have what it takes to impress this panel?
The Big Wave World Champion, Mavericks Champion, World Surf League Broadcaster and the head judge for the “Open Call” is looking forward in seeing innovation and creativity applied to such a impactful cause.
Pyzel Surfboards began in a backyard shaping room on the North Shore around 1995 or so, and has evolved to become one of the leading surfboard companies in the world today, with John John Florence, the 2016 World Champ riding Pyzel surfboards.
Marcio Zouvi began his shaping career in Rio de Janeiro as a young kid with an appetite for curiosity and an aptitude for reinvention. Today, the founder of Sharp Eye, one of the most globally recognized brands for performance-oriented surfboards that also have been doing magic under Filipe Toledo’s feet .
You will find Timmy Patterson shaping all around the world in places such as Brazil, Bali, Peru, Portugal, Spain Canary Islands, Costa Rica, and Hawaii, whilst pursuing his goal to bringing to life the most functional and modern shapes.
Christiaan Bradley started in the Surfboard Industry on the Gold Coast in Australia sanding the boards and earning his credibility and has, in the last decade, turned himself into one of the finest performance surfboard shapers in the world.
In his late teens, Cheal moved to Sydney and started working at a surfboard factory, sanding and sweeping for next to nothing. In the years that followed, demand for Cheal’s boards grew and each week he produced more. It wasn’t long before World Tour surfers started asking Cheal for boards, too. In 2004, the dearly missed Andy Irons rode Chilli Surfboards in his successful campaign to claim a third world title.
The best surfers of the world converge at Peniche for the first Portuguese event of the new WSL Championship Tour era.