A look behind Auckland Surfboards and the process to shape a surfboard

Max Piper, staff photo

Jose ‘Pretto’ Coelho is a local shaper in the Carlsbad and Oceanside area. Last year, his family recently moved from Brazil to live closer to the beach and have a more surfing forward lifestyle. Pretto worked with Al Merrick and Channel Islands Surfboards which gave him lots of experience in the field.