We had the good fortune of connecting with Marc Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marc, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
When I first began I sorta adhered to the idea of “ do what you love and you will never work a day in your life” as time went on though realized even with something you love you have to compartmentalize to a certain extent. If you let it work can just take over your life. Balance is moderation and moderation In Everything
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In the world of Surfboard shaping what sets us apart from other surfboards is that we start with a discarded material. This fact in and of itself leads us down some unique paths. Just as the river flows were the water goes, we shape what is there in the foam. We got to where we are which is small and grassroots by understand that our process is not all that individually scaleable or easily comoditized. By understanding this we can make that a key element of who we are and embrace it and the benefits that come with being smaller. What we wish to do with our brand and story is to simply start a conversation about materials and material waste. That when you are done with something, put it in the garbage or just simply deem it trash it does not magical change, even if it’s out of sight and out of mind.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I think With the worlds current global pandemic the answer to this question is definitely different than maybe a year ago but in reality also maybe similar. I’d say let’s grab a Nicos burrito , a beer and head down to the cliffs for a surf.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Rerip.org surfboard recyclers. Helping me see the amount of waste that really exists out there. Coconut Peet’s surf shop. Giving us space to start working and donating materials in the very beginning. Enjoy handplanes. For being one the first to show you can make a quality good looking product out of surfboard waste.