Mauricio Gil always loved surfing and he was always intrigued by the art of making surfboards. At the age of 14 years old, Mauricio shaped his first surfboard.

After graduation from University of Business Administration, Mauricio moved from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to California and learned aspects of the art of hand shaping from his mentor legendary Hawaiian shaper, Donald Takayama.

After gaining trust and respect from Donald, Mauricio started shaping and manufacturing Hawaiian Pro Design on the East Coast of the USA.

In the early nineties, Mauricio joined Australian shaper Greg Clough, founde of Aloha Surfboards Australia and became the sole shaper and licensee for Aloha Surfboards in North and South America for over a decade.

During his career Mauricio has shaped boards for surfers like Johnny Boy Gomes, Buttons, Larry Bertleman and the young Hawaiian guns such as T.J. Barron, Makua Rothman, Dustin Barca, Kyle Ramey, Mason Ho, Clay Marzo and pros like Mick Fanning, Andy Irons, Samantha Cornish as well as many others Australian, American, Brazilian and European professional surfers.

Mauricio Gil, now resides in Sydney Australia with his family and is now launching his new brand MG Surfboards.

With his gifted craftmanship and passion, Mauricio visualizes his boards to be one of the best in the industry.

Show Room - 4/527 Pitt Water Rd. Brookvale
NSW Australia
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