Dereck Camacho was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He started windsurfing competitively in Singapore while sponsored by a local Mistral dealer. Shaped his first board at 14 years old using foam that he ripped from old refrigerators that washed up on shore. From there he dreamed of moving to Hawaii to pursue windsurfing and expand on his interests in shaping. After becoming a pilot his interest in aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and composites grew even further. Dereck has been Tona’s founder and board shaper since the beginning. With over 30+ years of shaping experience Dereck is certainly up there with the best when it comes to quality, innovation, and style in the shaping world. When he’s not working on Tona products he likes to play the guitar and work on his motorcycles.