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
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.