the making of the Sun Fish
Born and raised in Quebec, Canada, Catherine Girard relocated to sunny south Florida as a young adult. It was there she discovered her love of the ocean and surfing through her lifeguarding job. Years later, during a brief stint in Santa Barbara, California, Catherine’s creativity and love of waveriding came together as she shaped her first board under the tutelage of local legendary shaper, Greg Tally. Since 2020, Catherine has honed her skillset and gone on to make over 50 boards by hand from start to finish, many of which are now proudly owned by fellow female surfers. Catherine’s mission as a shaper is to empower women and girls in the male-dominated surf industry.