LEGENDARY SURFBOARD BUILDERS

Dale Velzy San Clemente, CA 1927-2005

Bob McTavish testing the V bottom in Hawaii 1967

Hobie Alter Dana Point CA 1933-2014

Californian Shaper

Australian Shaper

HOBIE ALTER  Shaper, Catamaran Designer

GERRY LOPEZ  Hawaii / Oregon

Surfer / Shaper

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

Joe Kuala Oahu/ Kauai Hawaii 1943-2010

Hap Jacobs Hermosa Beach, CA 

Shaper

Progressive Expression Surfboards, Inter-island Surfboards   

Hawaiian Shaper / Glasser.  Joe's story

Doug Haut Santa Cruz, CA

Shaper  Doug's Story

Johnny Rice Santa Cruz, CA 1937-2014

Johnny and Rosemari Rice Santa Cruz, CA

California and Brasil Shaper

Johnny's Story

Wayo Whilar Lima, Peru

Shaper

Tom Parrish Shaper, Lawyer

Parrish Hawaiian Designs

Maui, Hawaii

Ben Aipa Oahu, Hawaii 

Surfer / Shaper

Michael Peterson Coolangatta, Australia   195.2-2012

Surfer / Shaper

Dick Brewer, Kauai, Hawaii

Shaper

Midge Farrelly Sydney, Australia 1944-2016

Australian 1st World Surfing Champion,

Shaper

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

 

Mickey Munoz Capristrano Beach, CA 

Shaper / Surfer / Sailor

photo Leroy Grannis

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

Shaper / Surfer / Designer

Bing Copeland Hermosa Beach / Encinitas, CA

Surfboard Manufacturer and shaper

Carl Ekstrom Shaper, Glasser, Designer

Ekstrom Surfboards, La Jolla, CA

Donald Takayama Shaper, Champion Surfer

Surfboards by Donald Takayama, Oeanside, CA

1943-2012

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

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

Gordon "Gordie" Duane Shaper / Glasser

Gordie Surfboards Huntington Beach, CA

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.

Terry Martin Shaper Hobie Surfboards

Dana Point, CA

Mike Eaton Shaper surfboards / paddleboards

sailplane pilot /boatbuilder

Hermosa Beach, San Diego, Big Island

Bud Gardner 1946-2019

Shaper, Glasser Melbourne, Florida

 

Mike Doyle 1941-2019

Surfer, Shaper, Innovator and Artist

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