Born in 1974 , growing up on the beachfront of Tugun located a few kilometers north of world renowned surf breaks Kirra, Greenmount, Snapper Rocks and Duranbah, this is where my connection and obsession with the ocean began. My love for the beach grew along with me and by the time I was 11 years old I was a member of Kirra Surfriders Club and developing my passion and skill as a surfer. The mateship and camaraderie through the generations of surfing mentors that I met through the club were my family and provided me with countless life lessons and inspiration to follow my passion for surfing.
It was in 1995 when I started my “apprenticeship” in shaping under the DHD label which gave me invaluable skills and experience in high end performance surfboards. First learning the plan shape process (outline) moving onto rough shaping and then progressing into doing full shapes on a full-time basis. In addition to ghost shaping in 1998 I started shaping my own designs signified by the classic BK SHAPES Grim Reaper logo. This experience further channelled and challenged my knowledge and feel for creating functional equipment. In the year 2000 I traveled to Canada and America to experience life with a couple of boards and a backpack, snowboarding and surfing wherever and whenever i could.
After returning home, by 2004 I was back in the bay, ghost shaping with another company on the Gold Coast which I have been doing for the past 12 years. In 2010 I started to get itchy feet and my desire to design and create my own high performance surfboards was ignited once again. Needless to say the last 5 years have been a period of professional growth and development in the way I have evolved as a shaper. Producing a quality handmade custom product is a value I hold close to my heart.