Bruce Hansel > Surfer > Shaper

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Bruce Hansel's Reputation as "The Shaper in Bali " is well known since 1999. Bruce realizes the Joy of Shaping is in Creating the best Board for you and your needs. All Bruce's Boards weather Stock or Custom are Shaped by Bruce. Home ground's >Florida. Started Shaping age 12. Moved to North Shore,Oahu,Hawaii 1977. Became part of the Infamous "Pipeline Underground" and Invite to the"Pipeline Masters" 4x. Rode Underground Shaper Cort Gions boards for 12 years lacking the Confidence to shape my own Big Wave Guns.....surfed and worked for Eric Arakawa under Ronnie Burns,Mike and Derek Ho. Rode Boards and gained knowledge from Curt Hitzelburger, John Carper and Jeff Bushman.In the early 90's while working for Bill Barnfield in Haleiwa I picked up my planer again and started Shaping my own Boards and soon after friends started ordering....1999 moved to Bali to fulfill my Dream of Shaping and Surfing in Paradise and raising my Indonesian Family. At age 9 my second of three Daughters , Cinta started surfing and a new Era began as She reached heights I had never Achieved. Being crowned the first Indonesian "Women's Junior Champion" two years in a Row.Very exciting Magic in the Air !

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1981 Pipe Photo- Hornbaker

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North Shore the Movie 1987


1999 Move to Bali

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1982 Pipe Masters 

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Pipeline 1979 Photo:Lance Trout

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Cinta Looking On !

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Cinta Asian Junior Champ 2 Years in a Row

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Cinta -Padang Padang

Cinta Padma Beach Break

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Cinta WSL QS Nias  3'rd Place Photo: Tim Hain ASC

WSL QS NIAS  3'rd Place Photo: Tim Hain ASC

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WSL QS NIAS 2019 Podium Cinta 3'rd Place

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Cinta- Bingin  Photo: Brian Blank

Cinta Padma Beach 2020 Photo: Cacho Izquierdo