There is a local shaper here in Wilmington, NC named Will Allison. He has been shaping boards since 1976 and from what I have read he puts out about 300 boards a year.. I went and really looked hard at them in a local surf shop yesterday. The boards are a perfect shape I believe for the conditions around here. I was wondering if any of you all have heard of Allison Surboards?
Also I found out he lives less than 2 miles from me where he shapes his boards. I was wondering if you think it would be appropriate for me to call him and ask about his boards and maybe have him custom shape a board for me. Yep I am a newbie to surfing, kind of. I would actually like a board that is about 9'6". If there is such a thing, a board that I can use right away but also a board that I can grow in to as far as experience level. I don't want a board that is just for a novice that I am not going to use in a year or two when I get better. What do you guys think?