Kurtis Woodin is a Carlsbad, California local. He grew up in the area and has lived there for most of his life, surfing at Terramar and other surrounding local breaks. Being a 5th generation San Diegan with family steeped in Carpentry and Architecture, his breadth of historical surfing knowledge, and a keen eye for precision, Kurtis took to shaping quite naturally. His background in Holistic Health and Massage Therapy and passion for surfing alone allows Kurtis to do what he loves every day—build and shape boards. Despite being new to the field, the Woodin boards already show and represent a sense of true craftsmanship, passion, and years of experience.
Woodin Surfboards are 100% hand shaped and custom built by Kurtis Woodin. The Woodin board designs are highly influenced by the past, but also incorporate a modern twist. Woodin’s boards have been shaped and suited to Kurtis’ surfing style, and to the way he approaches waves. His prototypes have undergone countless hours of transformation, tweaking, and design to get to the way they are today. Though preferring single fin longboards, mid lengths and Simmons style boards designs, Kurtis will shape any style and type of board, and is constantly looking for new approaches to shaping.
Woodin surfboards are fueled through the encouragement and energy of his friends, customers, and fellow surfers. From sitting down in person one-on-one, to collaborating on ideas, all the way to the feedback from the rider describing how stoked they were on the first session, Kurtis takes great care and passion every step of the way. He thrives on the process, from start to finish, and it shows through the quality of his boards.