Shaper FAQ’s with Scott Anderson:
Where are you shaping and surfing?
I shape and surf in the Venice area mostly, but I get around to other spots like El Porto and up to Malibu.
What year did you start shaping?
I started shaping back in 1981.
What are you currently riding?
I am currently riding a 5’10” Slingshot.
What trends have you noticed in board design recently?
The trend that I see that has been going on for a few years is shorter and wider in the smaller boards — and with the longer boards, it’s all over the place. Customers have been willing to try new things in the quest to get the most out of their surfing exprience.
What’s your shaping philosophy?
I don’t have any real peticular shaping philosophy, just have fun and do the best job on every board you do.
Who is your biggest shaping influence?
I have a bunch of shaping influences. One of my biggest is Chris Cahill, and then Robbie Dick, Dean Edwards, Gary Holly, and Lance Carson.
What do you consider to be your expertise?
All around, everything from shortboards to longboards.