In 1996 Lee spent 6 weeks in Hawaii under the watchful eye of master shaper Eric Arakawa, learning the art of shaping. On his return to the Uk he spent most of his time watching Nigel Semmens throw some foam in the “OM” factory. Over the next 6 years Lee would shape boards for HIC-Bilbo-Dynamite-Island Classic, as well as promo boards for Fosters-Guinness-Animal.
Into the 2000′s and Lee still competes at selective events. He say’s “my sponsors are pretty cool, they dont demand that I do every event out there. They are pretty happy if I get the odd picture in the mags or DVD section, and that suits me. I just want to enjoy surfing without the hassle of getting results. Like they say, a happy surfer is a good surfer.”
2016 and Lee is steaming into his 4th year as shaper for fourth Surfboards. With top surfers Oli Adams, Angus Scotney and Gearoid McDaid on board the designs are coming thick and fast!