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Jeff McCallum

  • Jeff McCallum
    Jeff McCallum
  • This one is next level. @superwolf throwing it down.
    This one is next level. @superwolf throwing it down.
  • New whip 5’9” designed around the @captainfinco fins from earlier post.
    New whip 5’9” designed around the @captainfinco fins from earlier post.
  • 7’4”
    7’4”
  • Touching double resin pin in OG Padres brown gold for our friend @bwoodsd
    Touching double resin pin in OG Padres brown gold for our friend @bwoodsd
  • 5’9”
    5’9”
  • Roughed out 5’10”
    Roughed out 5’10”
  • Refining a new quad template  with @captainfinco.  Thanks for sending these down.
    Refining a new quad template with @captainfinco. Thanks for sending these down.
  • This photo might not look like much, but if you’ve lived in San Diego in the last 10 years you’ll know what this place was, became and now is.  It’s a perfect example when the focus shifts from quantity vs quality and exactly what I’m trying to avoid.  #2015ethics #bringbacksantanas
    This photo might not look like much, but if you’ve lived in San Diego in the last 10 years you’ll know what this place was, became and now is. It’s a perfect example when the focus shifts from quantity vs quality and exactly what I’m trying to avoid. #2015ethics #bringbacksantanas
  • You don’t see many of these going through the shop.  #12’er
    You don’t see many of these going through the shop. #12’er
  • #FBF
    #FBF
  • Waiting for gloss.
    Waiting for gloss.
  • This is what happens when your sick for a week. 
That being said since I was out for a week.  I’ll have 5 stock Computer shaped boards ranging from 5’7”-5’10” available this Friday.  They will only be available for 5 days then they’re off to Japan.  I will post a photo later this week of each.
    This is what happens when your sick for a week. That being said since I was out for a week. I’ll have 5 stock Computer shaped boards ranging from 5’7”-5’10” available this Friday. They will only be available for 5 days then they’re off to Japan. I will post a photo later this week of each.
  • Only Handshapes will be signed.
    Only Handshapes will be signed.
  • A @canavarrophotography photo form a couple years ago stolen from @tusegoose and up at the new @matuseinc black spot.
    A @canavarrophotography photo form a couple years ago stolen from @tusegoose and up at the new @matuseinc black spot.
  • A couple from a few years ago.
    A couple from a few years ago.
  • Before and after.  And yes it’s probably not perfect. It’s still  roughed out.  Will be finished shaped with fresh eyes Wednesday morning and in @hsssurf at the end of the month.
    Before and after. And yes it’s probably not perfect. It’s still roughed out. Will be finished shaped with fresh eyes Wednesday morning and in @hsssurf at the end of the month.
  • #2015ethics
    #2015ethics
  • One from almost 5 years ago
    One from almost 5 years ago
  • Pride in ownership is rare in a world full of Chinese crap.  Spend a little more, look a little harder,  be patient and you’ll be stoked.  Thanks Tom  #2015ethics
    Pride in ownership is rare in a world full of Chinese crap. Spend a little more, look a little harder, be patient and you’ll be stoked. Thanks Tom #2015ethics
  • In the early 2000’s I was fresh off the plane from Colorado and hired  by Chris Christenson to sweep up, run errands and stay out of the way.  I couldn’t of had a better mentor.  While Chris never held my hand in the shaping room, what he did teach me was respect.  Not only for craft but to respect the time that he and the people before me had out into the industry that I was one day hoping to be a part of.  In this day and age that respect is slowly disappearing.  With the sudden appearance of social media there’s no more dues to be paid.  But I know for a fact that without Chis and the ethics he taught me I wouldn’t be where I am today Thank you @chris_christenson73 #2015ethics.
    In the early 2000’s I was fresh off the plane from Colorado and hired by Chris Christenson to sweep up, run errands and stay out of the way. I couldn’t of had a better mentor. While Chris never held my hand in the shaping room, what he did teach me was respect. Not only for craft but to respect the time that he and the people before me had out into the industry that I was one day hoping to be a part of. In this day and age that respect is slowly disappearing. With the sudden appearance of social media there’s no more dues to be paid. But I know for a fact that without Chis and the ethics he taught me I wouldn’t be where I am today Thank you @chris_christenson73 #2015ethics.
  • Roughed out 5.10 20.27
    Roughed out 5.10 20.27
  • @superwolf on the resin abstract.
    @superwolf on the resin abstract.
  • 6’6” Mini Tear Drop. Photo: @fijichili 



@tavarua_fiji @tavaruaislandresort
    6’6” Mini Tear Drop. Photo: @fijichili @tavarua_fiji @tavaruaislandresort
  • @visslasurf is now available in-stores and online.
    @visslasurf is now available in-stores and online.
  • Dropping a 90% finished shaped blank = A foot through the wall.
    Dropping a 90% finished shaped blank = A foot through the wall.
  • Of these two boards one is shaped by hand the other is off the computer and if I hadn’t of told you, you’d never know the difference.  But in my eyes that is un-ethical and that’s simply not how I run my business. Making the distinction between the two is a risk, I could of easily kept the logos right side up, signed all the boards when I got back and sold them all in a day. But that’s not how I roll. Love it or hate it, it doesn’t matter to me.  I learned a long time ago that I can’t make everyone happy and these upside down logos will be a big part of out post 2015 world. I won’t try and blow these up we’ll still stick to the small numbers with a focus on quality over quantity.   If you have a hand shape or one on order hold on to it cause they will be a rare after 2015.  I’ll still be around and I’ll still be hand shaping but it will be on my terms. #2015ethics
    Of these two boards one is shaped by hand the other is off the computer and if I hadn’t of told you, you’d never know the difference. But in my eyes that is un-ethical and that’s simply not how I run my business. Making the distinction between the two is a risk, I could of easily kept the logos right side up, signed all the boards when I got back and sold them all in a day. But that’s not how I roll. Love it or hate it, it doesn’t matter to me. I learned a long time ago that I can’t make everyone happy and these upside down logos will be a big part of out post 2015 world. I won’t try and blow these up we’ll still stick to the small numbers with a focus on quality over quantity. If you have a hand shape or one on order hold on to it cause they will be a rare after 2015. I’ll still be around and I’ll still be hand shaping but it will be on my terms. #2015ethics
  • Back home and back at it.
    Back home and back at it.
  • @rgbgroupinc knows how to fly.  Back in a couple weeks.
    @rgbgroupinc knows how to fly. Back in a couple weeks.
  • 2015 comes at a point in my shaping career when I’m at a crossroad where there’s two simple choices.  And in fact this decision is right now in front of me and a simple phone call away. 



1. I can pull the wool over your eyes and blow this thing up. There might be a little grey area and I’d be bit deceitful but who cares. I’d be making more boards more money  and working less. 




Or 





2. I can take a risk and run my business my way black and  white and with some Ethics which in my opinion is getting more and more rare in this world. 

But if you’ve been paying attention you know this decision was made a long time ago.  #2015ethics
    2015 comes at a point in my shaping career when I’m at a crossroad where there’s two simple choices. And in fact this decision is right now in front of me and a simple phone call away. 1. I can pull the wool over your eyes and blow this thing up. There might be a little grey area and I’d be bit deceitful but who cares. I’d be making more boards more money and working less. Or 2. I can take a risk and run my business my way black and white and with some Ethics which in my opinion is getting more and more rare in this world. But if you’ve been paying attention you know this decision was made a long time ago. #2015ethics
  • Special Thank you to @sportingclubofthepacific for letting me test out this hand crafted, built in house work of art from @wildbluechef.  Hard crafted spearguns are much like surfboards in the fact that details are what separate the good form the best.  And as you see here the details on this thing are insane.  Thanks again
    Special Thank you to @sportingclubofthepacific for letting me test out this hand crafted, built in house work of art from @wildbluechef. Hard crafted spearguns are much like surfboards in the fact that details are what separate the good form the best. And as you see here the details on this thing are insane. Thanks again
  • Up for sale today and today only. Otherwise it will be in Japan tomorrow.


7’4” 21” 2.5”



I only ride it three times. Just a bit to thin for me. Perfect for someone in the 5’10”175lb range+-  Excellent shape future quad.  



Text (858)405-7856
    Up for sale today and today only. Otherwise it will be in Japan tomorrow. 7’4” 21” 2.5” I only ride it three times. Just a bit to thin for me. Perfect for someone in the 5’10”175lb range+- Excellent shape future quad. Text (858)405-7856
  • Love it or hate it…ActualIy don’t give a fuck what you think.  I like it. #2015ethics
    Love it or hate it…ActualIy don’t give a fuck what you think. I like it. #2015ethics
  • The 5th member of our 5 man one woman crew is the shop Rat Landon. @landon_boettger has been paying dues sweeping, cleaning, taking out trash, getting lunch and cleaning my truck with a toothbrush for the last year and a half. But what Landon is learning is that this profession doesn’t come easy. It’s about respect, paying dues and working your way up on your own hard work.  Someone else’s coattails and social media will only take you so far for so long.   #2015ethics
    The 5th member of our 5 man one woman crew is the shop Rat Landon. @landon_boettger has been paying dues sweeping, cleaning, taking out trash, getting lunch and cleaning my truck with a toothbrush for the last year and a half. But what Landon is learning is that this profession doesn’t come easy. It’s about respect, paying dues and working your way up on your own hard work. Someone else’s coattails and social media will only take you so far for so long. #2015ethics
  • This place is funny.  When it’s 4ft there’s 80 guys out. When it 8ft there’s 4.  (at La Jolla Shores Beach)
    This place is funny. When it’s 4ft there’s 80 guys out. When it 8ft there’s 4. (at La Jolla Shores Beach)
  • Sometimes mistakes come out good.  We just pretend we meant to do it.
    Sometimes mistakes come out good. We just pretend we meant to do it.
  • 2015












By @ghighhouse
    2015 By @ghighhouse
  • 6’3” single fin for Fiji
    6’3” single fin for Fiji

Bio

Jeff McCallum is a tough guy to describe – at least with any brevity. Vocationally, he’s one of the surf industry’s most creative shapers. He’s brought to life instant classics like the Spoon, the Quagg, the Slick Rick and the Hollow Point. The following for his handiwork stretches from Japan to France and back to SoCal. And Jeff’s shaping San Diego facility closely resembles an airplane hangar – which is only fitting considering the high speed product it houses. But that’s just the top level. When he isn’t working on new designs with Joel Tudor or sipping Bordeaux amid a board-building binge (alliteration in the house), Jeff can be found hooping with regularity and kicking it with his English Mastiff, Kimbo. Jeff McCallum’s personality and talents are as unique as the boards that he shapes – not like that description really does him much justice.

Recent Posts

Video

Thu, 08 May 2014 13:12:53

Don’t forget to check out KPBS tonight at 8:30 for a 30 minute day in the life of this slobbering beast. @snapshotsd

Video

Wed, 07 May 2014 13:32:58

Check out @snapshotsd on KPBS tomorrow night at 8:30 for a 30 minute look at what we do.

Special thanks to @timmantoani @cparkphoto and @ipjsandiego for putting it together.

@joeropersrepairs @jojoroper @kahanak @alohasunday for being a part of the project


@lurchas might have a cameo too.


Tomorrow night at 8:30 on KPBS