NAME: Steve Coletta
NICKNAME: Cornelius Baretta, Rumple
YEARS SURFING: Since 1959
YEARS SHAPING: Since 1967
FAVORITE SHAPER: Mike Diffenderfer
CURRENT FAVORITES: Kalu Coletta, Eric Arakawa, Simon Anderson, Aku Shaper
FAVORITE SURFER(s): Dane Reynolds, Bert Moulton, Nat Cy Young
MORE FAVORITE SURFERS: Tom Curren, Taj Burrow, George Greenough, Adam Replogle, Kelly Slater
SURFERS YOU SHAPE FOR: Ryan "Augie" Augenstein, Jason "Ratboy" Collins, Slade "Wilson" Fester, Bud Freitas, Ralph Headrick, Kieran Horn, Noi Kaulukukui, Sean Petersen, Adam Replogle, Timmy Reyes, Rob Yuen, Billy Brewer, Chip Dorey, Brad Smallwood, Sean Weiman, Paul Wetterau, and many more. View some images of these surfers here.
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 YOUR CAREER: 16,000 - 20,000
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 "Dwarf"
6' 1" Thumb Tail Shortboard EPS/Epoxy "Redtail Pocket Rocket"
6' 1" Thumb Tail Shortboard PU/Poly "Redtail Pocket Rocket"
6' 4" Round Pin Step Up PU/Poly "Wolf"
6' 6" Round Pin Step Up PU/Poly "Wolf"
6' 8", 6' 11" & 7' 6" Round Pin Semi Guns all PU/Poly "Ledgemasters"
6' 8" Round Pin 2 x 1 PU/Poly "Rocket Egg"
6' 8" Round Pin 2 x 1 PU/Poly "Speed Egg"
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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