Nuno carries inside him a indomitable desire to surf. His performances still turn heads, in any kind of wave, any time of the year. Yet he slowly started taking his own path, while still being a competitor, he started to shape his own boards. Born from his passion of riding waves. With much love, dedication and a deep understanding of the relationship between the surfer, the board and the wave he created his first designs. Before he realized it, his career as a shaper kicked off – while Nuno was a fierce competitor (and it was the only European competitor that shaped his own boards).
He went on to learn and grow as a shaper.. while further translating his surfing technique in the designs of his surfboards. Fast forward to years laters and Nuno’s work has been noticed and praised on a international stage, while working with some of the best surfers in the world. The last couple of years were especially remarkable for Nuno. He had the privilege and the opportunity to work with some of the masters in the art of surfboard shaping: Ricardo Martins, Jason Koons, Joca Secco, Xanadu, John Pyzel, Bill Johnson and Tim Patterson.This amazing and privileged exchange has provided Nuno to evolve into the shaper he is today.
No matter how big Mattashapes will become, Nuno will never forget where he has come from. A place and a desire born from pure passion.