Carlos Reyes - Shaper / board builder
Born in Hackensack, NJ, raised in Miami.
Assc. Degree in Graphic Design.
Lifelong artist and designer. Avid surfer although not as much as I would like to. Been making a few surf videos here and there.
HNY 2023! We made it to 20 years in business in Miami. During that time I've closed twice and moved twice. Currently been operating out of my 3rd location in Little River/Little Haiti. Truly a blessed spot with centralized location and affordable rent. After nearly 14 years here gentrification has finally reached us and our building has been sold and set to be demolished making way for new commercial projects. That said, there are no more affordable spots left in the area, let alone any spots at all. We'd be looking at nearly triple the rent that we are paying now. So it's no longer feasible to keep it going down here in Miami. Don't worry though. We have at least 5-6 more months grace period to finish up the last few orders. This will be our last call to get your custom board orders in until at least June of this year. Also all our accessories will be on sale 10-20% off. I have plenty of LB fins, traction pads & decks pads, leashes and a few board covers in stock. Just hit me up if you need anything.
Thanks for the love and support and God bless!
Turnaround: 2-3 months, 50% Deposit Required,
C-Shapes trade-ins welcome.
As of today March 10th, 2023 I am not accepting any more ding repairs. I am booked and will be focusing on the custom orders.
-For general surfboard-SUP repairs call up TODD in Deerfield Beach. 765-419-8633
-For Foil related repairs and technical Carbon Fiber Composite repairs call up PAUL at Foil Factory in Ft. Lauderdale. 954-892-0679
Also be nice to them. Be patient and be ready to pay the bill without grumbling or disputing. Quality ding repairs take time and are not easy to do especially cleaning up someones dirty old board. Rush service costs extra if that's even available. All surfers should have back up boards to use for such a case where your go-to board has to go in for repairs.
One from March 2022. The Sizzle Stick, black tinted Chanel Board + High Gloss Polish customized for Carlos "Turtle".
Doing a little praying before starting a new batch of boards. Thankful to God for this job, also need all the help I can get. August 1st, 2019
Scrubbing down a Soul Saver 9'0" for David Cupp. Time Lapse Music by:
Fun fact: I listen to all sorts of music, but I grew up listening to Miami bass and techno. I recently added the guitar to my repertoire and I don't regret it.
A little post work fun. Summers are usually lake flat here in Miami, but Haulover Inlet has been providing some ridable nugs when no one was looking. Enough to get wet at least.
A little Glassing. Glass inlay with Rasta color resin streaks in polyester resin.
Always learning new tricks in the glassing room.