Gary Hanel of Gary Hanel Surfboards taught high school math for 32 years, on the side he shaped surfboards. Now he's retired and shaping is his main gig. He prefers an easy going laid back pace, constructing just two boards a day. With years of practice he knows that shaping just isn't something you can force and has a thoughtful craftsman-like approach that is clear-cut when fondling his boards. In addition, his designs are one of evolution: old school compositions with a twist and admittedly his surfboards are sexy and show-stopping.