But people were going to know it. Johnny started shaping boards for a talented young kid from his home beach in Maresias, Brazil. It soon turned out that this kid was beyond talented; Gabriel Medina would become a world champion. The rest is history: a legend-making match that brings us to 2016, and the start of a new era with a brand-new shaping facility in the Basque Country.
The Basque Country Surf Company (BCSC) was founded in 2016 by shapers and old friends Johnny Cabianca and Mikel Agote. BCSC?s brand-new shaping facility and R&D centre in Zarautz produces surfboards for the global market. For his Brazilian customers, Johnny works with Pro-Ilha, Brazils leading surfboard factory. With several innovative new technologies and a showroom ? so watch this space? or drop by to talk surfboards with Johnny personally.