LEGENDARY SURFBOARD BUILDERS
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Dale Velzy San Clemente, CA 1927-2005

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Bob McTavish testing the V bottom in Hawaii 1967

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Hobie Alter Dana Point CA 1933-2014

Californian Shaper

Australian Shaper

HOBIE ALTER  Shaper, Catamaran Designer

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GERRY LOPEZ  Hawaii / Oregon

Surfer / Shaper

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Jack  O'Neill   Wetsuit Designer, California Shaper, Surf Shop owner, a "Legendary Great Guy"

Jack O'Neill's Story

Jack O'Neill Santa Cruz, CA 1923-2017

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Joe Kuala Oahu/ Kauai Hawaii 1943-2010

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Hap Jacobs Hermosa Beach, CA 

Shaper

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Progressive Expression Surfboards, Inter-island Surfboards   

Hawaiian Shaper / Glasser.  Joe's story

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Doug Haut Santa Cruz, CA

Shaper  Doug's Story

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Johnny Rice Santa Cruz, CA 1937-2015

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Johnny and Rosemari Rice Santa Cruz, CA

California and Brasil Shaper

Johnny's Story

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Wayo Whilar Lima, Peru

Shaper

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Tom Parrish Shaper, Lawyer

Parrish Hawaiian Designs

Maui, Hawaii

Ben Aipa Oahu, Hawaii 

Surfer / Shaper

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Michael Peterson Coolangatta, Australia   195.2-2012

Surfer / Shaper

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Dick Brewer, Kauai, Hawaii

Shaper

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Midge Farrelly Sydney, Australia 1944-2016

Australian 1st World Surfing Champion,

Shaper

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Greg Noll Hermosa Beach, CA 

Shaper, Paddleboard Paddler

One of the first Big Wave Surfer

Movie Photographer in Surfing 1950/60

 

Joe Quigg Oahu, Hawaii

Shaper, Designed the Malibu Chip

Paddleboard Designer, Catamaran Designer

Built a row boat at a very young age

 

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Mickey Munoz Capristrano Beach, CA 

Shaper / Surfer / Sailor

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photo Leroy Grannis

Phil Edwards first to surf Banzai Pipeline was considered the best surfer in the world during 1960

Shaper / Surfer / Designer

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Bing Copeland Hermosa Beach / Encinitas, CA

Surfboard Manufacturer and shaper

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Carl Ekstrom Shaper, Glasser, Designer

Ekstrom Surfboards, La Jolla, CA

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Donald Takayama Shaper, Champion Surfer

Surfboards by Donald Takayama, Oeanside, CA

1943-2012

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Bob "The Greek" Bolen Shaper, Turbo fin Designer, Co-Founder of ISBHOF

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Sonny Vardeman Vardeman Surfboards 

LA County Lifeguard Lieutenant contributed to the TV program "Bay Watch"

Jeff Clark  Big Wave Rider / Shaper

Jeff Clark Surfboards

Half Moon Bay, CA

Bob "Ole" Olson Shaper, Woodcraft teacher

Ole Surfboards

Lahaina, Maui, HI

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Gordon "Gordie" Duane Shaper / Glasser

Gordie Surfboards Huntington Beach, CA

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Phil Becker Shaper Hermosa Beach, CA

In the 1960's Phil at times would be shaping 20 boards 

a day. The foam would be flying out of his 653 Rockwell

planer. Week after week for awhile before needing to get away and go to Hawaii.

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Terry Martin Shaper Hobie Surfboards

Dana Point, CA

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Mike Eaton Shaper surfboards / paddleboards

sailplane pilot /boatbuilder

Hermosa Beach, San Diego, Big Island

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Bud Gardner 1946-2019

Shaper, Glasser Melbourne, Florida

 

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Mike Doyle 1941-2019

Surfer, Shaper, Innovator and Artist

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Charlie Bunger 1941-2018

Shaper, Glasser and One of the first East Coast

Surfboard Builders 

Bunger Surfboards lives on