My #1 goal is to work with surfers who are serious about getting the board that will take them to the next level. I offer highest quality design and craftsmanship, my personal attention, innovative technology, integrity, a fair price and quick turnaround.
Typically most companies reserve this type of service only for the “pros” and “elite” few. I enjoy making boards for many of the world’s most talented surfers; their feedback pushes me as a designer to shape boards that respond to the highest demands of performance surfing – I bring that same level of quality and attention to you . . . the individual surfer who wants the magic board.
What we get stoked on here at Proctor Surfboards is building relationships…making the board that’s right for you.
No pop-outs. No outsourcing. No marketing team.
What you see is who we are.
Every surfboard has a story. Every surfer has a story.
Shaping custom surfboards for 25 years… Todd’s story.
Daily interaction, innovation, and inspiration.
No compromise on quality.
Not making a scene, making a difference.
Remember – the best surfers in the world are the ones having the most fun! It’s your board . . . talk to the shaper.
What’s your shaping philosophy?
Watch, feel, listen, create. Watch what the waves are doing so you can match the appropriate curves of a board’s design to the curve of each specific wave. Feel what the boards are doing under your feet; this is as valuable as second-hand feedback. Listen to each person that is ordering a board from me as if they are as important as the best surfer in the world. Create what is going to be the best board for that surfer by matching up the design of the board to the specific waves they are surfing and their abilities. A magic board will take you beyond what you are expecting to do on a wave….a magic board will feel like it is actually thinking a split hair second ahead of you; already on it’s way to the places you wanna be.
We believe that a board is not just “a board”. We believe it is so much more…
an instrument; a tune; a phrase that finds its balance; it’s peace from the one-ness it harnesses with the rhythms of the ocean.
There is something special and otherworldly about a specifically tuned, finely crafted instrument that cannot be mass-produced.
So what is it that truly brings forth that “at-one-ment” we all desire?
A thoughtful creator’s hand that cares about ultimate personal enrichment. The kind of personal enrichment who’s rays splay out beyond the self; warming and blessing those in their path.
Have you ever seen an athlete who did not commit to a regimen, strive and train for weeks, months, years – yet still achieve the place of highest honor and receive the great reward?
Have you ever experienced wholesome, life-giving gourmet from McDonalds?
Have you ever seen a Stadivarius violin being sold for $10.00 at the Tijuana border crossing? No, that’s because every part of the violin had a purpose and intent in mind for its final recipient. From its resonance, to its weight, to the strength of its neck and back…its strings…to its color and aesthetic appeal as a cherished signal of glorious sound and marvelous beauty. So, I ask you this, will we see this kind of thing on every street corner?
My goal is not to “make as many boards as I possibly can”, or to “dominate the market”, or have “a strategic business model”.
For me, it is much more than a job, it is a calling, and with a calling the main goal is blessing and enriching surfers’ lives through personal interaction, custom design, and highest quality craftsmanship.
My desire is the creation of something sacred that will be cherished because of how it stokes the stoke of those who experience something beyond the norm.
The journey is the destination… Equipping you for the journey… It’s your board, talk to the shaper.
Who is your biggest shaping influence?
My dad. He was actually a police officer, but he taught me the importance of honor and courage in this world, and the value of being able to stand alone for what you believe in, and to always do your best and that the true and right path requires endurance.
What is unique about the boards you shape?
I speak with the Creator of the universe while I design/ shape each board. I ask for creative wisdom that is beyond my own understanding; I ask for humility and insight, so that each surfer getting a board from our factory will be blessed in a way that can’t fully be explained by science or hydrodynamics. I’ve found there is a life of purposeful design that exists outside the algorithms of man’s formulas.