RIP Peter Daniels – Legendary Surfboard Shaper passes away


Peter Daniels Passes Away in his Basque Country home

Peter Daniels graced the surf industry with his presence for 66 long years, shaping surfboards for the best of the best. Tom Curren, Martin Potter, Sunny Garcia, Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith, and Adriano De Souza were among those who benefited from Daniels’s shaping talents.

Daniels started his career as an incredible surfer, landing the cover of SURFER in 1976. But he evolved into one of the industry’s most notable and influential surfboard shapers of his time. Daniels started shaping at the age of 19, and ended his career under the Pukas label, completing the bulk of his work in the Basque Country.

Last week, Daniels passed away in his Basque Country home in Spain. RIP to a legend.

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