You know what the most important thing to a surfer is? His surfboard right? hmmm, half right, but even more important than that is the person responsible for finessing an ordinary block of foam into your magic carpet … your shaper.

Shapers, you know, the fin company, have just dropped the first instalment of a series they’ve dubbed 10 in the Bay, in which they join a shaper in their bay and hit them with 10 questions that’ll hopefully give you an insight and understanding about the process of crafting surfboards, but also a laugh.

Here we blow the foam dust off with Britt Merrick of Channel Islands Surfboards. Enjoy!