Robert August was born into the surf scene. The son of Blackie August, a renowned lifeguard and one of the first to surf Redondo Beach, Robert was chosen as a teenager along with Mike Hynson to star in The Endless Summer, an iconic surf movie which took him around the globe. This priceless experience allowed him to be the first to surf in many areas where people had never before seen a surfboard.
Back in Huntington Beach Robert worked in Jacobs’ Surf Shop, and began shaping in 1966. With the release of Endless Summer II, there was a resurgence of classic longboards in surf culture, which provided a shot in the arm for his legendary shapes. it was a natural progression to design SUPs and Robert was one of the first shapers to build his designs in Surftech’s proven technologies.
Robert’s “What I Paddle” is the translation of his popular “What I Ride” longboard into the stand up world, and is what he paddles everyday.