Surfer, shaper & all around legend.
Photography: Carlos Rollan
Born and raised in the Northern beaches of NSW Joel grew up under the wing of legendary shaper and father Terry Fitzgerald. From a ripe young age Joel spent days at home in the Hot Buttered shaping bay quickly learning the artform of shaping and riding surfboards.
This lifestyle not only saw him travelling the world on the Professional Surfing Tour but is now reflected in every board he shapes, earning the title of an innovative legend in his field. After the pure stoke of meeting Joel, we knew we had to have one of his boards tailored to match our ocean personas.
The artist at work. Joel exploring and creating contours of what will be another magic carpet.
Just outside Broken Head. Although small conditions, our new vessels saw us riding smooth into the hours of the day. The anticipation awaits for a solid session in the upcoming days of epic swell!