The founder of Gulf Stream Surfboards, Julian ‘Jools’ Matthews has, for the last 20 years, poured his heart and soul into the pursuit of making perfect surfboards. We dig that and we love working with people who are happy putting their shoulder to the wheel to get shit done.


Jools is dedicated to shaping every board from start to finish by hand, he has spent more hours in the shaping bay than you or I would dare to imagine. He's what Malcolm Gladwell would call a grandmaster.


He will be talking about the art of making a surfboard at our London store this Thursday night at 7pm, it’s free, we’ll bring the beers.



Photo: Gulf Stream Surfboards