Alex Knost, Bonny Doon, Calif., 2011
Photograph By Thomas Campbell
"Alex Knost with four of the first five boards he ever shaped. He gave me shape number six as a gift, and to my surprise it worked so damn good. They may look like hull-style boards, but they aren't. They're more neutral and easier to navigate on the backside than a hull. And, of course, he lays it way down on them."