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  NAME: Steve Coletta

NICKNAMES: Cornelius Baretta, Rumple

DOB: 1947

YEARS SURFING: Since 1959

YEARS SHAPING: Since 1967

FAVORITE SHAPER: Mike Diffenderfer

CURRENT FAVORITES: Kalu Coletta, Dave Beck, Dick Brewer, John Pyzel, Eric Arakawa, Simon Anderson

FAVORITE SURFERS: John Florence, Nat "Cy" Young, Kieran Horn, Adam Replogle

MORE FAVORITE SURFERS: George Greenough, Billy Hamilton, Tom Curren, Taj Burrow, Miguel Luna, Chuchoo, Victor & Maxi Munoz

SURFERS YOU SHAPE FOR: Ryan "Augie" Augenstein, Billy "Brew Dog" Brewer, Jason "Ratboy" Collins, Chip Dorey, Bud Freitas, Slade "Wilson" Fester, Ralph Headrick, Kieran Horn, Noi Kaulukukui, Sean Petersen, Adam Replogle, Timmy Reyes, Brad Smallwood, Sean Weiman, Paul Wetterau, Rob Yuen, and many more. View some images of these surfers here.

HOW MANY BOARDS DO YOU SHAPE PER DAY: too many or not enough - depending on who you ask.

HOW MANY BOARDS HAVE YOU SHAPED IN YOUR CAREER: 30,000 plus or minus a few.

ADVICE FOR SHAPERS: Listen to your clients !

ADVICE FOR SURFERS: Listen to your shapers !

FAVORITE BOARD(S): 2021 Oaxacan quiver

6' 1" Swallow Poly "Peregrine"

6' 1" Round Pin Poly "Wolf"

6' 4" Swallow Poly "Redtail"

6' 8" Round Pin Poly "Wolf"

6' 0" Round Pin Poly "Rocket Egg"

8' 8" Round Pin Poly "Sea Eagle"


FAVORITE WAVE(s): Moss & Sewer Peak in Central California, Tunnels on Kauai, Culs Nus & Parlamentia in Soutwest France, and Barra de la Cruz in Oaxaca

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.



  US Blanks Feature
Steve Coletta Interview with David Scales


  US Blanks Feature
Santa Cruz Shapers


  Surfline Feature
Shaper's Alley / Santa Cruz


  Surfer / Designer / Shaper Surfing

Random images from the archives

     
  SW France '69   SW France '69   Puerto '79
     
  SW France '71   SW France '71   38th Sandbar '76
     
  Dunes '08   Dunes '08   Dunes '08


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