Jon Pyzel grew up in Santa Barbara, California, started surfing in junior high and quickly found himself deep into it. He found work fixing dings on Oahu's North Shore, and quickly learned the ins and outs of the craft, working as a hot coater and laminator. A defining moment came a few years later, in 1998. Alex Florence approached Jon about making a board for her oldest son John John, who was 5 at the time. From there forward, Jon and John John worked together to redefine what was possible for Grom surfng. Fast forward almost 20 years and John John Florence is the 2016 World Champ, widely considered the best surfer alive, all while riding Pyzel surfboards. Pyzel Surfboards has grown to be an international business, but is still run by the family, taking great pride in every board they build for their global clientele. Over the years, Pyzel boards have been ridden by many of the world’s best surfers, including: John John Florence, Kelly Slater, Mark Healey, Jack Freestone, Michel Bourez, Jadson Andre, Nathan Florence, Koa Rothman, Koa Smith, Rizal Tanjung, Mason Ho, Ross Williams, Fred Pattachia, Sally Fitzgibons, Jay "Bottle" Thompson, Nathan Hedge, Timmy Reyes, Matt Archbold, Chris Ward and many other pro surfers and stand-outs from around the globe.