Introducing the FCS Shaper Awards
“The FCS Shaper Awards are about honouring and celebrating surfboard shapers for their significant contribution to surfing,” says Richie Lovett, speaking on behalf of FCS and their rad new venture to celebrate the corest of surf core legends we have – shapers.
Riklove continues in the vid above: “The concept for the FCS Shaper Awards was really inspired when this Accurate Planer turned up at the office here at Surf Hardware International – when we saw it, we were like, ‘This thing looks like a trophy in itself’…it got us thinking about shapers and their contribution to surfing, and how they’re not recognised enough.”
There are going to be two categories to the award: the Legend Shaper Award and the Icon Shaper Award, with one winner for each category.
The Legend Shaper Award will go to someone who has a minimum of 40 years commitment to the shaping trade, has made a significant contribution to surfboard design, is highly respected by their peers, and is currently shaping.
The Icon Shaper Award will go to someone slightly fresher, with a minimum of 20 years commitment to shaping, who has also shown an innovative and committed approach to shaping, as well as being highly regarded in the surfboard building trade, and is still currently shaping.
And once the legendary judges (Rabbit, TC and Brad Gerlach) make the final picks, we’ll be seeing Mick Fanning ride their boards – epic!
For more info, hit the offical page.