The site is about Surfboard Builders of the Past and Present and to acknowledge their contribution to the Design and Construction of the Surfboard which made Surfing what it is today.
Legendary Shapers and Glassers
Steve shaped and glassed his first board in 1960 at the age of 13. Steve discovered surfing in 1959. His first board was a balsa Velzy -Jacobs. He surfed Torrance Beach and Palos Verdes Cove. The early surfing culture was strong in “South Bay” even before the Beach Boys records. He built about a hundred boards in his garage until 1968 when he went to work shaping for Gordie Surfboards. Gordie was a master craftsman and really helped Steve refine his classic longboard shapes. One of many stories with Steve and Barrie Boehne.