Infinity Surfboards Shapers: Dan and Dave Boehne
Year started shaping: 1988 Boards shaped: Infinite
What’s your shaping philosophy? Have fun. Evolve organically and be authentic.
What led you to become a shaper? We like making things to ride on waves.
Who is your biggest shaping influence? Our pops, Steve Boehne, and that sponger Kenny Powers.
What do others consider your expertise? Infinity has been fortunate to have been making boards for a long time. Within those years we’ve pretty much made every style of surf craft there is. I think we are known as a well-rounded, authentic surfboard label made in the U.S.
What are your most popular models? Automatic, 5F, Tombstone, and the new Team Label.
What is unique about the boards you shape? Team feedback is always huge, and we don’t make any model or design unless we ride, test and approve them ourselves.
How is your shaping influenced by your location? California is diverse, and we feel like our board lineup reflects that.
What trends in shaping are affecting your lineup this year? People simply want to have more fun. We’ve been doing a bunch of Mini-Simmons Tombstones as well as semi-groveler boards, and turning our most popular shortboards into “smalls” like the Automatic-Small and the Highnoon-Small.
What advice would you give to customers to help them get the best board possible? Come in, ask questions, try a demo board, and send us an email. We are very accessible and we love you. And bring beer to help convince us for a bro deal.
What’s the biggest lesson learned in your shaping career? If you go to Starbucks at 2 p.m. instead of 2:30 p.m. there is no line.