HS Team

Craig Anderson, Dion Agius, Creed McTaggart, Dylan Graves, Nate Tyler, Cole Houshmand, Oscar Langburne, Marti Paradisis, Warren Smith and Hanalei Reponty. Our team is a tight crew of surfers that influence, inspire and contribute to our brand DNA.

Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson

The Haydenshapes original, Craig Anderson has been riding for the brand since his Grom years and from the time he first arrived on the Australian shores of New Castle, at 15, from South Africa. As Hayden’s design muse, we’ve seen  ‘Ando’ rise into becoming arguably the most influential free surfer of today.

Craig Anderson is also the co-founder of clothing company Former.

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Dion Agius

Dion Agius

Dion Agius is an icon and pioneer of freesurfing for the digital age. Creatively articulate, he’s  isn’t confined to boundaries when it comes to his surfing and style and is known for his key parts in films like Globe’s ‘Secret Machine’, ‘Strange Rumblings’,  projects with Kai Neville not to mention his personal film creations like ‘The Smiling Bag’. There is a lot to be learned from and admired about Dion and his influence and contribution to the creative culture of surfing all over the world.

Dion is the co-founder and creative lead of eyewear brand Epøkhe and his co-founder of Octopus traction.

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Creed McTaggart

Creed McTaggart

Growing up on Western Australia’s Margaret River, Creed’s surfing is recognized by that of his own signature style of strong and powerful turns coupled with fun manoeuvres and a carefree attitude. A fundamental part of the Haydenshapes team since 2010.

Creed is part owner of eyewear brand Epøkhe and co-founder of Rage traction.

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Nate Tyler

Nate Tyler

Raised among the towering redwoods and crisp, clean coastal air, Central California’s Nate Tyler was always a different breed of surfer from his citified cohorts to the south. Earthy, artistic and wildly talented, he’s one of the few these days (but not foreign to the HS team) to stray from the comp jersey and forge his career through free surfing. He’s also a sculpter, and creates bespoke commissioned pieces mostly from repurposed metal.

Nate is part owner of eyewear brand Epøkhe and co-founder of Octopus traction.

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Dylan Graves

Dylan Graves

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, free surfer Dylan Graves is known for stylish surfing in high performance sand bars – synonymous to his local island home and spots like Playa Jobos. He’s probably one of the most charitable surfers out there – always donating his time and energy to worthy stuff,  loves a ‘Lord of the Rings’ metaphor and is constantly travelling and creating content for his site casualslice.com.

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Cole Houshmand

Cole Houshmand

San Clemente, California’s Cole Housmand lives and breaths the competitive surfing circuit and is a unique flavour to our team of frees surfing goofy footers (mostly). From the get-go he and Hayden just hit it off. It’s Cole’s openness to riding  boards and technologies in heats which makes it a pure pleasure to work with him  – because let’s be honest – it really ain’t all that common and the standard PU shorty has been the commodity on the competitive scene since the 80s. Cole has one of the most powerful and explosive turns for his age, and his surfing continues to evolve year on year. As does his height, but that’s currently more on a weekly basis. To be 16 again…

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Oscar Langburne

Oscar Langburne

Not your typical grom and a fine fit for the Haydenshapes brand, Australian Central Coast’s Oscar Langburne is one worth keeping your eye on.  Introduction’s were made through connections via Craig Anderson, but it was Osc’s effortless, throwback style that immediately caught our eye. This kid’s also just got great taste. Maybe he’s an old soul, or maybe because his hero’s Joe Strummer of The Clash, or maybe because when we asked what inspires him the most he answered, “Anything with a little bit of an edge to it.”. Oscar speaks a language we live for.

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Hanalei Reponty-Gudauskas

Hanalei Reponty-Gudauskas

If a mermaid did exist, it would be French Tahitian born surfer Hanalei Reponty-Gudauskas. Dig a little deeper and there is a lot more than meets the eye. With home bases on three continents – Tahiti, USA, Australia, Hanalei is a wife and an avid environmentalist who’s deep love for the water has channeled her into creating her own label  that gives back to the ocean and its habitants. Amongst the monochromatic black and white of the Haydenshapes brand, Hanalei brings a little light and colour to our somewhat (and admittedly) androgynous line up. 

Hanalei is the founder and owner of ethical swimwear label Abysse.

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