T. Patterson Surfboards was founded in 1980 by surfboard shaper Tim Patterson. The Patterson family has a long history in the surfing industry and Tim is the second generation surfboard builder from the Patterson family. His father, Ronald Patterson, and his uncles, Robert and Raymond Patterson, have been involved in the surf industry since its inception in the 1950’s
Prior to opening T. Patterson Surfboards, Tim shaped at Hobie Surfboards in Dana Point, California. It was there that he learned the art of shaping from legends such as Dale Velzy, Chris McElroy, Mickey Munoz, and Terry Martin. He was involved with all the facets of the manufacturing process including shaping, laminating, glossing, sanding, and airbrushing. Tim is well versed in all phases of surfboard manufacturing and is considered an expert in design, development, and the hand shaping process.
At T. Patterson Surfboards, Tim continues to apply his knowledge and skills to research, design, and create constantly better surfboards. Tim also spends lots of time in the water making sure that his designs give surfers the speed and responsiveness that we all crave.
Very few shapers have been able to attract the kind of surfing talent that has come to rely on T. Patterson Surfboards. If you look closely at the boards of the best surfers, you often find the T. Patterson logo. Working with great surfers and personally testing his boards has provided Tim with feedback he has applied in his shaping. Years of technical input has helped propel Tim to the ranks of the shaping Elite.
Tim has dedicated to bringing the most functional and modern shapes to his customers. Tim’s ability guides the process every step of the way- from shaping through sanding- assuring that your T. Patterson surfboard will be of highest quality, both in shape and performance.
The last couple years Tim has been expanding his business in a worldwide fashion. You will find Timmy Patterson shaping all around the world in places such as Brazil, Bali, Peru, Portugal, Spain Canary Islands, Costa Rica, and Hawaii. Tim is working with the best surfers from around the world to create the best possible board for every wave type and every kind of surfing.
Timmy Patterson Surfboards assures you of timely delivery, great customer service and expert guidance.
Our goal is to give hard-core surfer’s equipment they can depend on day in and day-out.