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Surf Board Shaper Ramon “Monchito” Acevedo Written by Zoraida Sersun

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amon Acevedo Moreno mejor como conocido como “Monchito” es el único shaper de tablas de Rincón nacido y criado aquí, en este pueblo de bellos atardeceres. Ha estado en el diseño y desarrollo de tablas desde muy joven, así como activo dentro del deporte del surfing desde temprana edad. Desde los 14 años reparaba tablas y las diseñaba teniendo actualmente la mayor experiencia en nuestro pueblo de Rincón como shaper de tablas.

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amon Acevedo Moreno, better known as “Monchito”, is the only surfboard shaper of Rincon. He was born and raised here in this village of beautiful sunsets. He has been involved with the design and development of boards since he was very young. Monchito has also been active within the sport of surfing from an early age. From the age of 14, he has repaired boards and designed them, using the most current knowledge. In our town of Rincón, he became known as THE surfboard shaper. When designing any board, one must take into account not only the height and weight of the surfer, but also the skill of that athlete. One must consider their performance of the sport at the time it is designed. By continuously being in the water, Monchito knows the surfing community of Rincón. As a good shaper, he observes everyone’s type of surfing so that he knows what each one needs for the moment to make his custom board. Knowing how to specifically help that wave runner will improve his performance. He is constantly evolving , and trying new designs and/or materials, plus studying the progress of board models nationally and internationally. His wife, Claudia Cardona , is always by his side, constantly helping him .She is, uniquely, the first woman knowing how to repair boards in Rincón. His daughter, Nina Acevedo, has competed both nationally and internationally. This family is a wonderful example of family unity, a real surfing family, admired and appreciated by everyone in Rincón.

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Al diseñar tablas toma en cuenta no solo la estatura y peso del cliente. Sino también la destreza que tenga el atleta en el desempeño del deporte al momento de diseñarla. Al estar continuamente en el agua conoce de cerca a la comunidad de surfing de Rincón. Y como buen shaper observa el tipo de surfing que tiene cada cual para en el momento de hacerse su tabla personalizada saber como ayudar a ese corredor de olas mejorar su desempeño. A su vez esta en constante evolución de diseño y materiales estudiando el progreso de modelos a nivel nacional e internacional. Su esposa, Claudia Cardona, siempre a su lado le ayuda constante mente siendo ella la única y primera mujer que sabe reparar tablas en Rincón. Su hija Nina Acevedo ha competido nacional e internacionalmente. Siendo esta familia un ejemplo de unidad y una verdadera familia del surf, admirada y apreciada por todos en nuestro pueblo de Rincón.

Monchito with his grandson Owen

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El coqui december 2016 for web  

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