Dedicated to the art

of custom shaping

AkuShaper is the world's premier custom surfboard shaping machine and software suite.

AkuShaper Machines starting at $38,000 USD.

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The Surfboard Designer's Most Important Creative Tool

Nearly half a million boards are produced each year on AkuShaper's
integrated hardware and software surfboard shaping package.

The most important production tool of the world’s top shapers.

  • Simple loading and alignment system speeds up production and minimizes operator errors.
  • Reversible cutting blade provides perfectly symetrical rails.
  • Self oiling mechanism makes for very little maintenance.
  • Less than a minute between cuts of boards of differing lengths.
  • Unique cutter design allows for wrapping around the blank, cutting near-perfect rails that require minimal work to finish.
  • Auto-rocker datum actuators.
  • Vibration proof and very rigid.

The only surfboard cutting machine with its own dedicated software package.

  • 3D and 2D design and panel perspectives, cutting instructions and board notes.
  • Change the board length and slices, rockers and thickness can automatically adjust to changes in board length and slices.
  • Interactive measurements along board from tail to nose.
  • Ghost board comparisons to any board.
  • Dynamic zooming and visual control.
  • Fin positioning.
  • Dynamic thickness measurement calculations at every part of the slice and throughout the board.
  • Rail line handle lets the lower rail be precisely defined.

Battle tested daily in over 80 locations around the globe.

The AkuShaper system was created to preserve the art of the custom surfboard. It is designed to help shapers keep their direct relationship with surfers and protect surfing from the loss of personalization we’ve seen in other sports.

Designed and Built by Mike Rickard in Australia. The AkuShaper machine is available in multiple lengths.


Subscription Plans



$9 / month

The backyarder is our basic plan that lets you design and save surfboards.

  • Open, edit, and save boards
  • Print PDFs to send to friends/customers
  • Look things over in the 3D shaping bay
  • Get cuts from your local factory

Up and Comer

$23 / month

The up-and-comer plan adds in a number of powerful design, analytical, automation, and organization features.

  • Automated scaling / rocker adjustments tools to manage your growing collection of designs
  • PDF format of outlines, rocker and slices for easy printing
  • Width and thickness measurements at the foot marks
  • Thickness measurements on the rails
  • View volume distribution
  • Board Manager for easy file management
  • Import boards from Shape3DX (.s3dx, .s3d) and DSD (.srf)


$45 / month

The heavyweight plan includes everything in the up-and-comer plan and also allows you to:

  • Export your designs in OBJ format
  • Secure your designs with BRX, our password protected file format
  • Preview cutting paths within AkuShaper software to identify cutting issues without having to waste a blank

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