Some words about us
After returning home to Australia in 1975 from extended travels to Bali, Indonesia and Hawaii Phil and his brothers, Dave and Chris realised that they were all very addicted to the sport of surfing. Dave had won the Bells Beach junior contest, Chris the Australian junior and world junior title, and Phil was shaping for local manufacturers in Australia and again in Hawaii.
Phil has been shaping for 35 years and is considered one of the world’s premier craftsmen and surfboard designer. Over the years he has shaped boards for many of the world’s best surfers including 2 x World champion, Tom Carroll, and to this day has a strong working relationship with Tom. In recent years working with all members of the Byrne team and especially Phil MacDonald and is responsible for most of the core design work on all Byrne shapes.
One of Phil’s latest projects has been passing on his shaping skills to his son Parrish who after a great Pro-junior career is presently working his way up the WQS ratings.