Born in northern California in 1973. I always loved being in the water and started surfing when I was 14. My first board was a Doug Haut, I got used and it needed some repair. I had some experience with fiber glass building model RC hydroplanes, so had no problem fixing that board, I knew I wanted to build my own boards. For my 15th birthday my Dad drove me to Santa Cruz where I got my first Clark Foam blank, I set up some stands in my grandpa’s wood shop and shape my first two boards. The first one I rode and the second I sold to my friend Jeff. Jeff brought that board to a guy who had a store called splash and grind who sold skateboards, snowboards and surfboards. He gave me a job working at the store and building boards right there. I had work experienceRead More
Beyond the waves
Beyond the waves represents our stores, our factory our lives, and we wanted to capture the essence of Pavones, that’s why we created beyond the waves Pavones surf shop Is more than surfboards it’s about a family creating a product that somebody can enjoy, about the feeling of a customer telling us “I have the best wave of my life” it’s about all our effort to create the best product for our customers and take it beyond the waves. Pavones isn’t just about the amazing waves, it’s about the feeling of sharing with the friends in the water and having fun every time you go out no matter if you are an experienced surfer or its your first time out, also about enjoying nature, you connecting with the environment. Pavones is about the people and the “PURA VIDA” life and many friendships you can make with the amazing variety ofRead More
Ingenuity Surf Designs
The ingenuity logo was created in 2017 after new ideas for our surf products Ingenuity represent the knowledge of the high performance products we can create from surfers’ abilities advancing and scientist experimenting with formulas to create the materials for surfboards, every year as materials, surfboards and surfers become more advance the technology does too, so we have to keep up with it, this is the reason why we create ingenuity surf designs. The technology of modern surfboards isn’t just from surfing it has been influenced by skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, paddle boarding and hydro dynamics of modern boats and aerodynamics from new airplanes. Human ancient ancestors all over the world have always handed down the stories that knowledge came from the sky, as technology advances so do the surfers so do our surf products.
About Arelys Z-J
Arelys was born in Golfito Costa Rica, raised on the beach in Pilon of Pavones, In 2009 created Pavones Surf Shop, during several years she was taking care of the legal part of the business but always interested on the process of making surf boards and spending time in the factory observing each process and learning how to do small things. She Started helping with cutting blanks, and little by little learned how to glass boards, by 2018 she became our laminator and hot coater now she is also doing some of the paint jobs which has been a new challenge for her but she loves it Not Only she glasses and hot coats surfboards and still works on legal part of the business, but she is a full time Mom and Wife and that is what gives her the inspiration to do the best in Pavones Surf Shop WeRead More
About The Boards
PROCESS OF SURFBOARDS This E.P.S. foam is made here in Costa Rica. The foam is poured into blocks which are cut with a hot wire to the specified dimension and rocker. All scraps are then sent back to the factory to be recycled to make more boards. Stringers are milled from clear Pine which strength to weight ratio is far stronger than bass wood which is traditionally used in surfboards. Pine has excellent flex characteristics, the boards are glassed with normal fiberglass cloth, but using Epoxy resin. These boards are fiber glass, Epoxy fiber glass; don’t confuse this construction with sandwich boards These boards are extreme high performance and are 100% handmade
Pavones is home to one of the longest left breaking warm water waves in the word. The main point called Rio Claro named after the river flowing into it can break up to a 3/4 of a mile. Also there is another point called Rio Saleas and various reef breaks. When the swell is small there are beach breaks surrounding the area which are very fun, and if you get tired of going left a short ride across the gulf there is a series of right points.
Randy Walker logo
In 1990 i had some ideas for a logo and i asked my friend Tim to draw it for me. The idea was representing human ingenuity. I wanted to use a skull since I was always fascinated with them. Tim added a symbol on the skull head which represents ancient brain surgery that the Egyptians used. I loved the original drawing he made and knew it was right to represent my product.
Pavones Surf Shop
Pavones surf shop is located in la Hierba Pavones about 2 miles before the town of rio claro, here we rent and sell Epoxy surfboards custom made by RANDY WALKER , we also have a full line of leashes , track pads and board bags from creature of leisure F.C.S. and Future fins and t-shirts with our surf shop logo and also the Randy Walker surfboard logo.