Jim Phillips

Surfboard shaper still honing his craft after all these years

Surfboard shaper still honing his craft after all these years

ENCINITAS — Covered in a light layer of resin dust, Jim Phillips clamped parts of a surfboard together on a gloomy morning. A dozen surfboards in various stages of production and tools were scattered about his rickety shed on “the hill” — a hub for Encinitas surfboard shapers.