CHRIS GARRETT SHAPES/ PHANTOM SURFBOARDS
Whether it’s the man ‘Chris Garrett’, or the moniker ‘Phantom’, anyone who knows anything about the surf industry, knows of these boards. Eternal free spirit and perennial ripper, Dave ‘Rasta’ Rastovich drove a Phantom across hundreds of magazine pages, and to a world junior title, back in the day.
Over the years, boards and brands have slid in and out of fashion, but Chris has always remained a grom at heart – stoked to shape and stoked to surf – and so he’s always managed to have his boards under the feet of big name rippers.
Chris still personally designs and shapes all the boards his company makes, and now with the assistance of digital platforms, he believes he’s further improved some of his best hand-shaped designs. That’s a scarily awesome thought.
So get in contact with Chris and get yourself a nice custom made board. Check out his website: www.chrisgarrettshapes.com.au
Just let him know you read about him on Surf Collective