RRD Roberto Ricci Designs

The very first RRD-branded boards emerged from
a garage in Grosseto and headed for the beaches
of Maui. The first equipment bearing the signature
of young athlete Roberto Ricci represented the best
of Hawaii surfing tradition, with the added taint of
Italian creativity: the unique design of these hand-
crafted boards destined them to win competitions
on the waves all over the world. And it was in Hawaii
that Ricci mastered the secrets of the windsurfing
shaper gurus of the 90s, becoming himself a shaper,
designing and building surfboards. Painstaking work,
all done by hand, trial by trial, using the ruler and
sandpaper that are the tools of a true surf craftsman