Icons of Foam

The Icons of Foam is a shaping competition wherein eight shapers attempt to replicate classic surfboard designs within a 90 minute timeframe. The competition takes place over the course of 2 days — Saturday & Sunday. The honored shaper will judge the anonymously shaped boards to determine who most closely replicated his original design. The winner will receive $1000 and their name added to the Mike Marshall perpetual trophy.

LEGENDARY SHAPER Timmy Patterson

is celebrated in Del Mar in 2022

T. Patterson Surfboards was founded in 1980 by surfboard shaper Tim Patterson. The Patterson family has a long history in the surfing industry and Tim is the second generation surfboard builder from the Patterson family. His father, Ronald Patterson, and his uncles, Robert and Raymond Patterson, have been involved in the surf industry since its inception in the 1950’s

Prior to opening T. Patterson Surfboards, Tim shaped at Hobie Surfboards in Dana Point, California. It was there that he learned the art of shaping from legends such as Dale Velzy, Chris McElroy, Mickey Munoz, and Terry Martin. He was involved with all the facets of the manufacturing process including shaping, laminating, glossing, sanding, and airbrushing. Tim is well versed in all phases of surfboard manufacturing and is considered an expert in design, development, and the hand shaping process.

At T. Patterson Surfboards, Tim continues to apply his knowledge and skills to research, design, and create constantly better surfboards. Tim also spends lots of time in the water making sure that his designs give surfers the speed and responsiveness that we all crave.

Very few shapers have been able to attract the kind of surfing talent that has come to rely on T. Patterson Surfboards. If you look closely at the boards of the best surfers, you often find the T. Patterson logo. Working with great surfers and personally testing his boards has provided Tim with feedback he has applied in his shaping. Years of technical input has helped propel Tim to the ranks of the shaping Elite.