About Us

Hello, my name is Guilherme Vilas. I am a designer, shaper, and creator of 1974 Surfboards. I have been surfing and loving surfboards for almost 20 years. I was born in 1989, and the year 1974 is a fictional date in honor of the musical, sports, and cultural pioneering experienced in the 70s.

As a young shaper and surfer, I develop and test various surfboard styles, which can be from the beginning of the 60s, to recent times, adding modern and personal concepts to make them versatile and most importantly, fun.

I consider surfboards a perfect example of design and functionality. It’s not enough to have an aesthetically pleasing and organic outline, they need to be functional through a mixture of outline, rocker, rail, and bottom contours.

Since I tried different types of boards, I realized that it was a one-way path. I discovered that for me, surfing is too special to spend a lifetime expressing myself in the same way, using the same type of board, repeating and limiting something that should never have limits.

That’s why I invite you to discover different types of boards and experience this same adventure, expanding your possibilities and perceptions in the water.

Meet 1974 Surfboards, boards produced and tested in Brazil, Portugal, California, and Australia.

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