A Meeting at the Waterman’s Guild

Revered surfboard laminator Greg Martz talks shop.

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Since 1983, the Waterman’s Guild has been entrusted to laminate surfboards crafted by top-shelf shapers for the best surfers in the world. In the short film above, revered laminator Greg Martz breaks down his craft pedigree, the origin of his Orange County-based factory, and his unrelenting dedication to quality—a high standard now carried on by his son, Ryan Martz. Please enjoy this look inside family-owned and operated surfer labor and support your local board builders.

Film directed by Kevin Voegtlin.