Justin: So, who are you and what do you do?
Paul: My name is Paul LeFevre and I’m actually from France. I grew up in Normandy and did all my studies in Europe and I’m actually living in Biarritz in the southwest of France. Basque Country - it's the most beautiful surf area and the mountains in the Pyrenees give us lots of snow in the winter so ya know all the snowboarding and surf at the same time, so yeah.
J: And what do you do?
P: I am a shaper for Son of Cobra. I’ve been a glasser for many years for many surf brands around the world and I have been shaping my own boards for many years. I’ve been glassing for about more than 10 years now so I am a little bit past the fume and resin stuff and I try to focus more on my own shape and my own label. So the Son of Cobra is my own label. I have like six surfboard models. I’m also a graphic designer and illustrator and voila!
J: So, where did Son of Cobra come from? Where’d that name come from?
P: Oh, that’s a long story - it’s actually a band from France, it’s like a punk rock band called Cobra and it comes from a song that I like and all my friends started to call me Cobra and blah blah blah. Nothing very serious about that, it's just a cool name, I like it.
J: What drew you to that - was it just the music? What drew you to Cobra?
P: I don’t know because Cobra is a huge factory in Asia. They build a lot of surfboards there. I'm kind of away from that. It comes from the music band and the friends and everything like that and I just like to wear the name. It’s kind of different and kind of away from all the surf stuff and nothing too spiritual, haha.