As the founder and creative director at Canvas Surfboards, Christian Wach has a clear vision for the brand. At the age of 18 years old, Christian conceptualized Canvas in his parent’s garage and has since expanded the brand internationally. The idea behind the name was to bring creative freedom to surfboards. Christian saw the potential in taking boring white surfboards and bringing life to them with abstract resin tints, art, and simplicity. Along with attractive color ways, every Canvas model has been thoroughly tested in our amazing southern California surf. Every Canvas Surfboard is completed with attention to detail bridging the gap between function and aesthetics.
Brother to Christian, Carson Wach is a director of design at Hurley Intl. who rips on everything from a standard shortboard to a classic noserider.
Part of the Canvas family, Carson brings a creative edge to the brand.
Ryan Engle is the shaper behind every Canvas Surfboard we make. Unlike a lot of surfboard shapers, Ryan meticulously shapes every board paying extra attention to the finest details. As an AKU Shaper expert, Ryan uses the Aku Shaping machine to mill each board. By having an exact file, he can recreative each and every model with exact precision. An exceptional surfer himself, Ryan fine tunes each and every model for the desired ride.
Corey Colapinto is one of the most surf-stoked people in the world. Growing up in San Clemente competing against surfing’s best under 18 surfers, Corey became a phenomenal shortboarder throughout his teens. From a family of avid surfers, Corey can truly ride anything. With a new found love for loggin’ he’s recently added noseriding to his repertoire. Canvas Surfboards is lucky to have such an amazing surfer like Corey in the water showing the true potential of our surfboards.
The name Kameron Brown is synonymous with stoke. Whether he’s out fishing, hunting elk, or flying by on the nose, this guy truly brings a smile to everyone’s face. His long blonde locks are are impossible to miss as he rips just about everything from a fish to a heavy noserider. We’re stoked to have Kam as part of the Canvas family.
Brooklyn Dombroski is an exceptional photographer from Hawai’i. She rides the Purchase and continuously captures the spirit of surfing.
From the Island of New Zealand, Hannah is an ambassador for the Canvas brand. Her passion for surfing and a healthy, organic lifestyle goes hand in hand with Canvas Surfboards.