Sean Wilde started Wilde Shapes over twenty five years ago in Huntington Beach California, after moving from Australia at the age of sixteen. His designs have been dramatically influenced by a decade of shaping in the States and now with a further seventeen years back in Australia his surfboards are a perfect blend of both styles
Geoff was born into a farming community in post W.W.2 Australia in Gosford, on the Central Coast of N.S.W where Geoff’s father, Geoff senior was the captain of the local Killcare Surf Club.
His hard working family centralized its social life around the surf club and its outdoor activities. Young Geoff’s earliest memories are of the beach and running through the bush with his cousins.
Simon Anderson gravitated to North Narrabeen in ’69, to a culture of hardcore surfing with a strong link to board manufacturing at nearby Brookvale. He entered the industry as a ding fixer at Shane Surfboards in ’70. His shaping career began at 17 after winning the ’71 Australian Junior Title at Bells Beach from Peter Townend and the hottest junior of that year Andrew McKinnon.