The defining moment for Pyzel surfboards came in 1998 when Jon Pyzel was approached by Alex Florence about shaping a board for her son John John, then 5 years old. From there forward, Jon and John John worked together to redefine what was possible for grom surfing and, well, fast forward 20 years and John John Florence is 2 x world Champ all whilst on Pyzel boards.

Today, Pyzel surfboards has grown to be an international business, but it is still run by the family. Jon lives on the beach in Hawaii with his wife and two daughter, helping run the Pyzel factories on the North Shore and in Oceanside, CA.