Paul commenced shaping in 1966 with his own company, “Hutchinson’s Surfboards”, which operated in Brookvale, Sydney. The “Hutchinson’s Surfboards” team rider for this period was Steve Cooney (featured in the classic surf movie, ‘Morning Of The Earth’.)
Four years later Paul moved the factory to Byron Bay, where it continued successfully for the next ten years.
But the beginning of the 90’s, Paul found himself back in the shaping bay for North Coast Surfboards under the “Bear” label, which he continues doing to this day. In 1998, Paul started shaping for No Brand and shaped most of Beau Young’s boards when he was on the No Brand team.In 1999, Paul started shaping Hawaiian Pro Designs for Donald Takayama under the Australian licence. 2003 saw Paul shaping for Beau Young again, but this time under the Bear label. Paul shaped the board that won Beau the 2003 World Longboard Championship and this board is now used as one of Beau’s pro models.