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Not sure what board is right for you? Want to customise your next board to get the most performance out of it to suit your surfing style?

Take advantage of a FREE Private Consultation with our World-Class Shaper GAVIN UPSON to custom order your new board.


GAV (founder, owner & shaper/designer) has been shaping elite surfboards since 1996. He is passionate about working closely with 1-DA Owners to ensure they get the best boards under their feet to progress their surfing, for everyone from the micro-grom to the weekend warrior to the best surfers in the world.

He has shaped or designed/shaped winning boards for almost every men’s & women’s CT event. However given he was the main ‘ghost’ shaper at DHD for 10+ years, many pro riders cannot be named.

So it’s no 1-DA Gav knows how to make boards that work!


Appointments can be attended:

  • in person at our Tweed Heads premises; or
  • by Facebook Video Chat; or
  • by Telephone.


Simply select your option from the list below and you’re on your way.

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