Surfboard shaper Jordan Brazie sat down to talk about his company, VALARIC Surfboards, his first surfing memory, The Sword and the Stone, winning the 2017 Surf Expo Shape Off, and what makes surfing so addictive.
Jordan Brazie is a surfboard shaper from Virginia Beach. Jordan began shaping surfboards as a teenager, and soon after started his own company, VALARIC Surfboards. In addition to VALARIC, Jordan also shapes surfboards for Wave Riding Vehicles, a surf shop with locations in Virginia Beach, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Japan.
In January 2017, Jordan won the Surf Expo Shape Off, an annual contest where a handful of shapers are selected to recreate a famous surfboard design from a rough blank in two hours. Jordan was the youngest person ever to win the contest.
Here’s our conversation: