Jon Pyzel has been part of the surfing community for as long as he can remember, growing up surfing from a young age in the historic surfing town of Santa Barbara, CA. After traveling around the world looking for good waves, Jon realised that he needed to live somewhere with better waves in warmer water, making a permanent move to the North Shore of Oahu in 1992.
Getting his start fixing dings in the legendary Country Surfboards factory, Jon quickly learned the ins and outs of the craft, working as a hot coater, laminator, ghost shaper and finally shaping under his own label. It was a great enviroment to learn from some of the best shapers and glassers in the industry.
The combination of being surrounded by many of the world’s most talented surfers and shapers, and the high quality of the surf have given Pyzel a great opportunity to build world-class surfboards, becoming one of the most sought after shapers for all kinds of surfers and waves.
Designing and shaping each board from scratch, Pyzel knows every curve, bend, and turn on the boards he builds. The result is master craftsmanship and attention to detail that only decades of experience and a good eye can provide.
Today Jon lives on the beach in Hawaii with his wife and 2 daughters, runs the Pyzel Surfboards factory on the North Shore and travels to shape in Australia, Europe, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia and California (and surfs pretty much every day).