Pyzel Surfboards began in a backyard shaping room on the North Shore around 1995 or so, and has evolved to become one of the leading surfboard companies in the world today.
Pyzel Surfboards started in a backyard shaping room on the North Shore of Oahu around 1995 or so, and has evolved to become one of the leading surfboard companies in the world.
Jon Pyzel grew up in Santa Barbara, California, started surfing in high school and quickly found his passion. Matt Moore started shaping his boards and put him on his team. Matt always helped explain the ideas and principles of surfboard design and let Jon watch him shape all his boards.
After travelling for surf, Jon realized he wanted bigger waves, warmer water and made a permanent move to Oahu's North Shore in 1992. He found work fixing dings at Country Surfboards, and quickly learned the ins and outs of the art, working as a hot coater. He soon connected with Jeff Bushman, who gave him guidance, input, and encouragement. Eventually, Jeff gave Jon a job as his back-shaper and that was the beginning of his shaping career.