We caught up with Peter St Pierre, owner/founder/legend of Moonlight Glassing in San Diego. He’s been a huge support to Manny’s glassing efforts, and is someone Manny mentioned in our FS9 issue as a big part of his success as a shaper.

This is what we learned:

Why Manny stayed in San Diego over heading back to San Francisco – “We figured Manny was here to stay when he got a girlfriend, a dog, a house, and got hooked on the warm water and mushy waves of north county – rendering him way to soft and wimpy to surf up north any more.”

How Manny met his soon to be wife Christine – “Somebody wanted flowers painted all over their board and I was too busy and too lazy to do it myself, so I hired Christine to do it. Nature took its course.”

The amount of Mandala Custom Shapes Moonlight has glassed – “We have glassed probably 1,500 of Manny’s boards over the years. They rank in difficulty a bit under the five fin Bonzer, so we don’t mind.”

Peter’s favorite color – “I tend to side with the Army of Brightness over the Earthtone Coalition, but I’m on good terms with the entire color spectrum.”

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Manny C. Caro moving vertical in NYC
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Rail line drive by Manny on one of his strategically crafted creations – photo: Tom Laveuf