NAME: Steve Coletta
NICKNAME: Cornelius Baretta, Rumple
YEARS SURFING: Since 1959
YEARS SHAPING: Since 1967
FAVORITE SHAPER: Mike Diffenderfer
CURRENT FAVORITES: Simon Anderson, Eric Arakawa, APS3000 Machine
FAVORITE SURFER(s): Dane Reynolds and Joel Parkinson
MORE FAVORITE SURFERS: Taj Burrow, Kieran Horn, Adam "Rhody" Replogle, Kelly Slater
SURFERS YOU SHAPE FOR: Kieran Horn, Adam "Rhody" Replogle, Timmy Reyes, Bud Freitas, Noi Kaulukukui, Ryan "Augie" Augenstein, Matt Myers
HOW MANY BOARDS DO YOU SHAPE PER DAY: 2 or 3 a day (too many or not enough - depending on who you ask ...)
HOW MANY BOARDS HAVE YOU SHAPED IN CAREER: 16,000 - 18,000
ADVICE FOR SHAPERS: Listen to your clients !
ADVICE FOR SURFERS: Listen to your shapers !
FAVORITE BOARD(s): Current quiver
6' 0" Thumb Tail Step Down EPS/Epoxy
6' 1" Thumb Tail Shortboard EPS/Epoxy
6' 1" Thumb Tail Shortboard PU/Poly
6' 4" Round Pin Step Up PU/Poly
6' 6" Round Pin Step Up PU/Poly
6' 8", 6' 11" & 7' 6" Round Pin Semi Guns all PU/Poly
FAVORITE WAVE(s): Moss & Sewer Peak at home, Tunnels on Kauai, and Culs Nus & Parlamentia in Soutwest France
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SURF: Every day when there's waves !!!
FAVORITE MUSICIAN: Mark Knopfler
FAVORIET SONG: "The Bug" by Knopfler & Dire Straits (Sometimes's You're the Windshield - Sometimes You're the Bug)
FAVORITE FOOD: Renee's Kitchen - Brown or white rice, steamed veggies, pasta, greens & other salads, fruit & yogurt.
PHILOSOPHY: Our perspective on life is best based on observations without judgements. With judgements we're forever caught in an illusive trap.
|Check out Steve in Surfline's feature Shaper's Alley Santa Cruz.|
|Interview at Sacred Craft Trade Show Santa Cruz March 2011|
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