Ricky Carroll- 25 years of R&D Surf

Ricky Carroll’s R&D Surf celebrates 25 years of business. Ricky got his start in the industry fixing dings at Natural Art, and progressed to full time shaping for NA and Seashapes. He later produced Pro Shapes, Local Motion, Donald Takayama, Hawaiian Pro and other labels at R&D Surf as well as shaping under his own Ricky Carroll label.

Surfers who have come to him for boards include¬† C.J. Hobgood, Bonga Perkins, Tommy Orsini, Cheyne Horan, Justin Quintal, Connie Arias, and Larry Bertleman. He achieved international recognition by winning the “Tribute to the Masters Shape-Off” at the Sacred Craft surf show for an unprecedented three years as well a winning the Florida Shapers Build-Off at the Surf Expo.

Video production by FSM member Mike Wolfman.



  • Ricky is just a great guy! All the way around!great job!

    Dan Sullivan28 April, 2019

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