Meet The Team
Liam Becker - Founder & Manager
Growing up in New Hampshire I was limited to skateboarding and a little snowboarding (or so I thought). At the beginning of high school I moved to Virginia where I quickly fell into a group of friends that surfed. One friend, Russell, pushed me to improve quickly. I was hooked. We moved to South Carolina and attended The College of Charleston so we could surf every chance we had while keeping our parents happy (lol).
Some of my favorite surf spots are in New England. If you can get over the cold, you have access to some of the best "hidden" breaks on the east coast such as The Wall, Matunuck, and Point Judith.
In my free time I enjoy seeing my musician friends play shows, yoga, shark tooth hunting and helping to grow another business, Apis Mercantile Hemp. I also enjoy volunteering for Surfers Healing on Folly Beach.
David Farina - Head Shaper
My name is David Farina and I have been building surfboards on the East Coast for almost 30 years. At 19 years old, I was named one of America's top upcoming shapers.
My other hobbies are history, soccer, football, but most importantly spending time with my amazing family.
My favorite surf spots are: Matanzas Inlet, Spanish House, Maycocks Bay Barbados, Quepos Rivermouth, and Little Fiji Costa Rica.
It has been a great honor to partner with Shred Season to make individualized shapes for our customers. Should it be one of our stock models, a modified model to suit your size and skill level or a concept you've been visualizing, we take pride in building you a magic board. Our boards are made entirely in the USA from first quality materials. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!
Daniel Brown - Surfboard Expert & Professional Board Repairman
My name is Dan. My passion for board sports has been active and growing for over 15 years. I graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Athletic Training and I am currently working in sports medicine.
Two of my favorite surf spots on the east coast are Jacksonville, FL and Outer Banks, NC. When there isn't any swell you can find me shaping new boards, playing a round of golf with the boys, playing pick-up basketball, and traveling to explore new scenery.
I am here to help you find the PERFECT board for your experience level. With my expertise, I can talk you through the functionality of boards best suited for your riding style and skill level. We base our board recommendations on your height, weight, surfing experience, local wave and your shredding style in order to match you with the perfect board. Hit me up and we will get started!
Bobby Bernatavitz - Beginner Board Expert & Sales Representative
I first started surfing in the summer of 2016 when I transferred to The College of Charleston in beautiful Charleston, SC. I always had an interest in board sports growing up snowboarding, but with surfing I dove in nose first (rofl). I started surfing on Folly Beach as much as I could in between classes and on weekends, but my passion for the sport/hobby/whatever you wanna call it continues grow over time with no stopping in sight.
One of my favorite parts about surfing is being able to travel to new breaks. When I'm not working at Apis Mercantile, I enjoy going on weekend trips around the East Coast to places like Wrightsville Beach, NC and Jacksonville Beach, Fl. I've also surfed in Huntington Beach, CA and on the Gold Coast of Australia while studying abroad!
In my free time I enjoy seeing live music, learning new skills that have no practical use like indo boarding and juggling. I love going hiking and camping with friends. Chances are if you go to the folly pier you will see me out there before and after work, so come say hello!
Lejend Bain - Used Board Expert & Sales Representative
IG: @lejendbain2My name is Lejend and I'm originally from Charleston. I first grew up on Isle of Palms and with my dad being a surfer he introduced me to surfing around 5 years old. Ever since then I was hooked and haven't looked back!
Andrew Brown - Photographer & Blogger
Originally from Sacramento, CA, I learned to surf in Santa Cruz, but it wasn’t until my final year of college that I started consistently surfing in Rhode Island. I started getting into photography just before beginning to surf and the two have gone hand in hand ever since.
Similar to Liam, some of my favorite breaks are in the Northeast, to include: PJ, Matunuck, Narragansett and a few others I’ll refrain from naming. In NorCal, you can’t beat the chaos of Cowell’s or the aggro attitudes at Steamer Lane. Out of the water, you’re most likely to find me behind a lens, on a run, or at the climbing gym.