The story behind the site

Chris Peterson shaping

Born in California, Chris Peterson moved to Hawaii when he was 15 and grew up surfing the North Shore of Oahu. Honing his skills at breaks like Pipeline and Rocky Point, Chris competed in contests at the professional level and shaped his first surfboard when he was 17. After living in Hawaii for 20 years, he moved to Idaho for family and didn't think he would surf again for a long time. Not long into his stay in Boise, however, he discovered river surfing, and has been shaping boards and helping build the river surfing community in Boise ever since.