what a beautiful experience to know a man like Dan Mann. One of the best shaper of all time and a source of inspiration for my work. I feel very lucky to be able to talk and learn from the best, his surfing knowledge is incredible and priceless
Dan Mann began building custom boards in 1996. Over the last 19 years, he has been at the cutting edge of surfboard shaping and innovation including all aspects of board building. In addition to building his own brand Mannkine, Dan has shaped and glassed boards for Channel Islands, glassed for Rusty, Xanadu, and Joel Tudor. He then became the head of Design and R&D for Firewire Surfboards. His search for better control and tune-ability for shapers, led him to develop Incide Blanks, which is an EPS foam blank with a carbon fiber “Brain”.