SHAPED FIRST BOARD AT AGE 13
Zak’s passion for shaping came at the age of 13, where his first ever board was shaped in a tiny tin shed down the side of his parent’s house in Viewbank. His passion grew as the years progressed and in 1999 he opened a small retail store in Thornbury. The first store in Thornbury packed 86 surfboards, a wall of accessories, a bunch of skateboards and wetsuits into a 6x3 metre shop in which customers would walk around in single-file to view his range.
THE SURFBOARD STUDIO
MELBOURNE SURF RETAILER
Zak’s store has been servicing a loyal clientele of inner urban & coastal surfers for more than 17 years from it’s Thornbury location (an inner Northern suburb of Melbourne). The retail space has now extended itself to help service surfers Australia wide via a lucrative online store as well its own surfboard shaping studio.
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