Shaper Marcio Zouvi was born in Rio de Janeiro but has been based in the States since the 1980s. In 1992 he formed Sharp Eye Surfboards and in the last 25 years, has turned it into a global force. His most notable surfer-shaper relationship has been with Filipe Toledo. However, at the Corona Open J-Bay, Jack Robinson, Kanoa Igarashi, Baron Mamiya, Tatiana Weston-Webb, Johanne Defay, and Miguel Pupo were all on Sharp Eyes. I caught up with him in his San Diego shaping bay.
With J-Bay such a unique wave, are the team rider’s boards very different from other stops on tour?