Ryan is a second generation board builder and son of Watermans Guild founder Greg Martz.
Greg would skim board at Belmont Shores as a child until he saw surfers for the first time on a south swell breaking on the inside of Long Beach Harbor Jetties.
Having shaped well over 5,000 surfboards, Ryan has been honing his craft since 2002.
Growing up in Seal Beach, Simons interest in surfing was sparked watching the crew at Harbour Surfboards build boards in the back of their shop.
Born and raised in Orange County, frequenting Salt Creek and beaches in Laguna as a kid, Michael started out boogie boarding and body surfing.
A top 16 ASP pro surfer, head judge for the NSSA in the 1980s, writer for all the major surf magazines since, and more.
As a child in Osaka, Japan, Eisaku learned the importance of craftsmanship and working with his hands from his father who was a carpenter.
He started shaping at the age of 15 in his parents' backyard. His desire to make a career out of his shaping hobby led him to get a job at a local glass shop.