Ever wondered what a surfboard shaping machine looks like? We peeked under the hood of Markie’s, at Beachbeat Surfboards, as he was creating a big wave sled for Conor Maguire. It’s a fascinating process to watch as the blank becomes honed into the bones of the design. The machine madness is just part of the process and the hand shaping part is where the magic happens. Dive in to see the process unfold.

Film & edit: Sharpy
Surf footage: Clem McInerney