Joel Fitzgerald Surfboards
Joel Fitzgerald Surfboards was born and raised on the Northern Beaches of New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of Terry Fitzgerald master craftsman and founder of Hot Buttered Surfboards. Joel grew up in the HB shaping bay and learned to surf fine-tuning his style at North Narrabeen Beach alongside his brothers.
Freethinker and artisan Joel is a soul surfer, known amongst his respected peers and fellow shapers as an innovator and talented surfboard craftsman. Currently residing in Lennox, a stone's throw from Byron Bay Joel has spent a lifetime in the surfing industry, travelling the world as a professional surfer/shaper and enjoys creating wave riding crafts for ocean-loving folk.
With single fin and twin fin design in his veins, and a lifetime of experience Joel crafts each board with precision and care combining both progressive and subtle design elements to maximise fun, paddle power and speed.
Surfer and Shaper Joel Fitzgerald Surfboards take us on a journey through the process of making a surfboard. From shaping, glassing, finning and finally surfing the boards. Joel shares his take on how it's all done.