Know Your Shaper

My name is Colin Spencer and I am a recent college graduate desperately trying to avoid working a real job. I was born and raised in Central California and have ridden waves for the majority of my life. From the logging and high performance waves of Santa Cruz to the dark shifting peaks of Ocean Beach in San Francisco to the powerful reefs of Oahu’s Southern and Northern Shores, I have a wealth of experience in choosing the right board for the right conditions. I specialize in making “alternative” shapes, however I often find that this term carries a stigma that prevents surfers from really taking advantage of the positives that these shapes have to offer.

My label, Sleds Apollo, has stemmed from a love of the classic surfing of the late 60’s and 70’s and the style that has been lost with the growing popularity of above-the-lip/high performance surfing. The name Sleds Apollo is attributed to my love for the classic boards (sleds) of this forgotten era and my love for space/NASA/all things extraterrestrial.

If you are tired of pumping your shortboard for speed, not being able to make sections, not being able to catch waves, and not having fun, then you have come to the right place. If you are surfboard curious and want to experiment with “hipster” boards (see functional), then you have also come to the right place. Shoot me an email at or give me a call at 831-320-0103 and we can work out how to maximize your fun in the surf.



2 thoughts on “Know Your Shaper”

  1. Hi Colin-

    This is Rudy, I met you on Ocean beach as you were about to paddle out. I’m starting a new job in a few weeks, so once I am settled, I will be contacting you about a new board to celebrate my new “real” job! Good to meet you and we’ll be talking soon!



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