About Joel

Joel Fitzgerald was born and raised on the Northern Beaches of New South Wales Australia. He grew up in the Hot Buttered shaping bay ran by his father Terry Fitzgerald and learned to surf at North Narrabeen along side his brothers.

After traveling the world surfing on the professional tour with a career spanning over 20 years, Joel now enjoys shaping surfboards and exploring new waves. Joel has a deep appreciation for the organic slowed down life and takes care in all he does. He is a soul surfer, known amongst his respected peers and fellow shapers as an innovator and talented surfboard craftsman.
Joel shapes, surfs and lives in Byron Bay with his wife, business partner and surfing companion Chrystal Dawn whom he co-founded the business with. Each board is hand crafted by Joel for your enjoyment. He can help you decide which Board is right for you, and Joel is always happy to have a chat.

::Based in Byron Bay NSW Australia Visits by Appointment only::
e:: joel@joelfitzgeraldsurfboards.com
p:: +61(0)422 851 222
i:: @joelfitz_boards
*Top photo by Chrystal Fitzgerald, photos below of Chrystal & Joel as well as Joel shaping by Chris Prestidge, surfing photo by Anthony Dodds