Matt Biolos | Padang Quivers

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Master shaper Matt Biolos explains the latest weapons he’s crafted specifically for the world’s best barrel riders at Padang Padang.

Master shaper Matt Biolos has been crafting boards for the world’s top surfers for over 30 years. The San Clemente-based craftsman known as Mayhem was recently in Bali shaping boards for several athletes to ride in the Rip Curl Cup.

Among the surfers who will be riding Biolos’ shapes at Padang in 2017 are last year’s finalists, Mason Ho and Damien Hobgood, as well as champion tube riders like Bruce Irons and Bali’s Bol Adi Putra.

What’s the secret to a specialty barrel board designed for Padang? And what models will these big names be riding when the barrels turn on?

We caught up with Biolos in his Bali shaping bay to learn more about the latest weapons he’s been crafting specifically for the world’s best barrel riders at Padang Padang. – RipCurl