Everyone wants a piece of swinging Jon Pyzel!
After three years of puttering around the periphery of Jon Pyzel’s magic shapes while at DHD, Jack Freestone, who is the second most popular surfer in the world according to Surfer magazine, has signed with the Waialua-based board builder.
The signing means Pyzel now has, theoretically, the two most popular surfers in the world, after John John, to the surprise of no one, scooped the Surfer Poll. In a neat piece of synchronicity, Freestone’s baby mama, Alana, was the most popular woman.
“Jack is a friendly, easygoing and super talented cat,” says Pyzel, and says he is “in the middle of cutting a bunch for him on my shaping machine right now.”
Freestone returns to the WCT in 2019 after one year in the bush leagues, where he finished thirteenth. His two previous years on the WCT yielded year-end placings of 31 (2016) and 30 (2017). His best result was a second in Brazil to eventual world champ John John in 2016.
Sharp-eyed readers might’ve noticed the little Pyzel sticker discreetly placed down low on two-time world junior champ Freestone’s DHD-branded surfboards although, says Pyzel, “the majority of his boards came from DH, for sure.”
Not any more.
“He has always been easy to work with and it seemed like my boards just clicked with him so here we are,” says Pyzel.