Behind the Shaper is a new Lipped series presented by Surf Visuals and Urbnsurf.
This episode features Cory Russell who looked on at surfing from afar until aged 15 he finally connected with the ocean.
Since first picking up a planer at age 19 he's gone on to shape crafts for many of Victoria's finest surfers including Cahill Bell Warren, Adam Robertson and Nikki Van Dijk.
Having spend time shaping under some of the biggest names in the game he's seen every side of the game and he is quick to adopt to new technologies.
Smart, passionate and creative - Cory is an important part of the resurgence of Victorian competitive surfing.
The first instalment of Behind The Shaper features well-known and underground shapers from Victoria’s iconic Surf Coast, a birthplace of surfing culture, industry and craftsmanship regarded around the world. What started out as a small project quickly ballooned into a 80 page magazine with photography by Ed Sloane and the construction of custom surfboards to be ridden by the shapers in URBNSURF Melbourne’s lagoon later in 2019.
To pre-order a copy of Behind The Shaper, for more info on the series, to score tickets to the gallery exhibition and for your chance to win a ‘Golden Ticket’ to surf with the 12 shapers at URBNSURF Melbourne later this year check out www.behindtheshaper.com via the link in our bio!