|Eddie Van Zyl was born in South Africa and spent his early surfing years growing up in and around Durban, surfing the rugged Dolphin Coast. The Natal coastline is filled with powerful Beach Breaks and endless Point Breaks combined with an abundance of swell. It was this powerful surf that led to countless broken boards and fueled the desire to design and shape boards to challenge the demanding conditions that Africa has to offer.|
|After arriving in the United States, Eddie began working with the Brewer family and started running the Mainland Brewer Surfboard sales and production.|
|"I had a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of great shapers such as Gerry Lopez, Owl Chapman, Pat Rawson and Gary Linden to mention a few. I began honing my shaping skills and learning from Master Shaper Dick Brewer by studying his shapes and producing boards for mainland Surf shops and customers.. This taught me a great deal about surfboard design, which would have taken me a lifetime to achieve.|
"I am extremely grateful to the Brewer family for this opportunity. There is only one Dick Brewer and the man is a Legend and a Master."
"I was also fortunate to work with Sean Jensen at Foam Works in
Huntington Beach. Sean is a top H.B. shaper who has a state
of the art CNC Machine which is capable of accurately reshaping scanned
boards. This has become the cornerstone of production shaping,
providing the accuracy and consistency that has been lacking in board
shaping since the beginning."
"It is now possible to reproduce the Magic Board."
"I have put together a solid
line-up of surfboard designs which I believe are fun, fast, and fluid for all conditions. Traveling, Surfing, and Shaping around the world has taught me a
great deal about surfboard design. I have applied all my
shaping experience and wave knowledge to these designs to provide performance, response, and
forgiveness, which I hope will improve your surfing no matter
what level of surfer you are."
ENJOY THE RIDE !!!- EDDIE VAN ZYL
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