David Barr

David Barr began his shaping career at the age of 16. At the same time he was a professional surfer on the pro tour. He made the top 20 and stayed there for four years while competing in contests all over the world including South Africa (winning at Jeffrey’s Bay), Hawaii, Australia, Europe, and the East and West Coasts of the USA. Barr credits early mentoring by Dick Brewer and Gary Linden plus seven years shaping for Rusty Preisendorfer. To date he has shaped over 20,000 boards including boards for Taylor Knox, Brad Gerlach, Dean Morrison, and many more.