THE BARAHONA TEAM
Barahona Surfboards began after 30 years of mentorship from Hap Jacobs and Phil Becker, who (so far) has hand - shaped more surfboards than anyone alive. The Barahonas have worked in Hermosa Beach for a combined 85 years perfecting their craft in airbrushing, sanding, shaping, ding repair and anything else in the surf shaping realm.
Barahona Surfboards services a strong customer base from Santa Barbara to San Diego, take walk-in clients at their location in Hermosa Beach, and have the ability to ship internationally.
30 years ago Jose Barahona was guided into the surf world by the hands of Hap Jacobs and Phil Becker, legends of the shaping scene and his mentors. Oscar Barahona began with Becker Surfboards first, with Jose following in his footsteps to help in the shop. Beginning as a teenager by sweeping shop floors, Jose quickly moved from hand-sanding with Oscar, to airbrushing, to ding repair, then shaped his first board with Becker, knowing immediately what he would be doing for the rest of his years. He now shapes out of Becker's old room, where Phil made over 100,000 boards, with the same planar he was given by Jeff Stoner.
The Barahona family loves making surfboards, and love spending time with his customers to help them develop exactly what they are looking for. Jose has shaped boards for Lance Carson, Laird Hamilton, JJ Wessels, and many other renowned names. Though he's known for precision in traditional longboards, he excels at everything long to short - anything from a 1930's style Kook Box to a speedy twin - fin, whatever get's people in the water, gets him stoked.