Surfing has been a major part of my life for almost 20 years now. I first got into surfing, then started making movies and photography and then discovered shaping. Shaping as I see it is a creative process: you watch, you learn and you try again and again. It’s an empirical approach. To me, shaping is more than just a craft. An incredible heritage of almost a century of surfboard design was passed on to us and it is now our generation’s turn to try and interpret that wealth, mixing old designs and making our own versions of them.
As a child with dyslexia, I used to mix up letters and would write my name “Naje” instead of “Jean”. This is why it felt natural to me to use Naje as a nickname, adding a little pun to it since "nager" means “to swim” in French !
All surfboards are handmade with US BLANK foam and laminated and glassed by Tristan alias Fantastic Acid.
French made with California quality materials.
I would like to thank my family and friends without whom I would not have achieved this !
Clovis, Simon, Alice, Phillipe, Daniel, Arnaud, Eric, Thibault, Thomas, my cousins , my parents, Popo & Mimi, Greg, Marc, Tristan, Marine, Loupie, Jeanne,Fleur & Kate, Sean, Jake, Seth, Josh, John, Elisa, Alice & Pharoah, Agnès, Exku...