Well Beach Beats history is a long one! Founded sometime in the early 80's by my old man Peter 'Chops' Lascelles. He had already been in Aggie a little while doing his Natural Flow surfboards and decided it was time to expand and head in a more performance direction, so Beach Beat was born. He rounded up a crew of local rippers including the Hendy boys, among others, and set up shop next door to our family house here in Aggie. Dad and his crew soon became renowned in the UK and Europe for their shapes and finishes. He then created Laminations finishing and eventually moved it on to Jeremy Walter and his crew at Wheal Kitty - the rest is history I guess. As for me, I was born in 1990 and have lived in Aggie all my life, fair to say I caught the surfing bug pretty early and after a childhood of contests I decided I wanted to travel and surf better waves. So after finishing school, I began travelling and surfing in places like Indo and Aus. I started shaping about 5/6 years ago and helping dad run the machine. Now really proud to be head shaper of Beach Beat surfboards and Cord surfboards. My brother Sean helps me out and I also help out my mum in the Aggie surf shop.
As for me being the head of Beach Beat, the same with Cord, it gives me a lot of pride. it was pretty daunting at first, 23 years old and I've got the weight of our families business on my shoulders. Before that I had pretty much done every thing in my power to not have any responsibilities, be able to just pick up my board bag and go surf where ever I want or do what I want. So I guess you could say it was a bit scary, but the moment it all happened I knew it was what I wanted to do. I never had any doubt about that. And now it’s all settled down a bit, it just makes me proud and happy that mum and dad built this thing for me to carry on, and dad taught me enough to carry it on with confidence. And hopefully I can put my own stamp on it and keep pushing it forward.