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Surfboard Surfbrett Shaper Marcos Mota

Shaper Profile

  • Name: Marcos (Vinicius de Oliveira) Mota
  • Date of birth: 23/05/1977
  • Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Started surfing in 1989
  • Brand: Mota Surfboards (former Aircraft Surfboards)


Surfboard Surfbrett Shaper Marcos Mota in Brasil

In 2005 Mota started his first brand Aircraft Surfboards in Rio de Janeiro.

In the following years Mota has been actively part of the Brazilian Storm as a shaper for many pro athletes, such as Filipe Toledo, João Chianca, Lucas Chianca, Michael Rodrigues, Leonardo «Léo» Neves, Diego Santos, Halley Batista, Weslley Dantas, Junior Lagosta, Saulo Júnior, David Silva, Marcos Monteiro, Valentin Neves, Marcelo Bispo….

After 14 years Marcos Mota left Brazil to discover new opportunities. He moved to Europe, where he has been building boards for the top international brands: Al Merrick / Channel Islands, …Lost! / Mayhem, Chris Christensen, Bob Mctavish, and Pukas.

In 2020 he moved to Denmark to marry his danish girlfriend and to raise his new son Logan. Now living in Klitmøller, he is establishing his brand Mota Surfboards as the first pro-shaper ever based in the country. He builds Surfboard „Made in Denmark“ with the focus on hand shaping, sustainability and highest quality.

Mota also started to take care of young danish surf athletes, their surfboards and training, with the goal of helping Danish surfing to reach a higher and professional level.

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