BEN SKINNER | SHAPING HIS FUTURE

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BEN SKINNER | SHAPING HIS FUTURE

“For me there is something so powerful about being part of the ocean and having that closeness to nature that you get from being a surfer” – Ben Skinner

Filmmaker, Jason Feast recently caught up with surfboard shaper, Ben “Skindog”  Skinner in his shaping bay to discuss the influences behind his craft, the relationship between creating, and surfing his own boards.

Film: Jason Feast

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Growing up in New Jersey, Shawn discovered and quickly immersed himself in the sub-culture of surfing and skateboarding in the mid 80’s. With a diverse and eclectic background, Shawn has walked the path of a competitive surfer, Hare Krsna monk, action sports industry player in NYC, DIY theology and religions major, and a touring punk rock musician. Now a father and self-proclaimed seeker of the “soul” of surfing, Shawn enjoys sessions with friends at uncrowded peaks along his home state’s shoreline and writing about his surf related experiences.

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