Juan Rodriguez- 7 Decades

Juan Rodriguez resides in a quiet corner of the surfing universe- Sarasota, Florida. Juan will be 70 years old in June where he has quietly built an international reputation as one of surfing’s premier shapers. His meticulously crafted surfboards are heirloom quality works of art- hewn of redwood, koa, balsa wood and foam. He is also in high demand by collectors for his one-of-a-kind wood and glass fins designed to fit in the fin boxes of 60s era surfboards. You need a fin for your priceless Da Cat, Hobie or Weber Performer? Juan is the guy you call. So Juan celebrates his 70th birthday doing exactly what he wants to do- living the surfing life and making surfable art.

Feature photo by Tony Aruzza


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