Shapers, Glassers and Surfers Stories

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a few legendardy surfboard builders

and surfers, some from the past and others from the present. 

 

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  Jack O'Neill 1923-2017

The Legendary Founder of O'Neill Wetsuits Santa Cruz, California

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George Downing 1930-2018

Legendary Pioneer Surfboard Shaper of Hawaii

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Clarence Maki  1924-2010

Legendary Hawaiian Water Surf Photographer

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Kenny Tilton

Tilton Surfboards   

Big Island of Hawaii,

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Jim Phillips

Joe Kuala 1943-2010

Progressive Expression Surfboards

Kauai, Hawaii

Ben Aipa 1942-2021

Aipa Surfboards

Oahu, Hawaii

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Mike Perry

Shaper for Blue Cheer Surfboards

Santa Monica, CA / Australia

Bing Copeland

Legendary Surfboard Shaper Hermosa Beach, CA

Bing Surfboards

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Carl Ekstrom

Legendary Shaper, Glasser, and Designer

San Diego, CA

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Johnny Rice 1937-2014

Johnny Rice Surfboards

Santa Cruz, California

               

Rosemari & Johnny Rice

Legendary Johnny and Rosemari Santa Cruz, CA

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Don Koplien

Shaper / Glasser

Huntington Beach, CA

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Rich Harbour

Alan Sitt

Shaper / Glasser / Pilot / Sailor

Peru / Hawaii

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Steve Friedman

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Sonny Vardeman

Shaper / Glasser / Lifeguard

Hermosa Beach, CA

               

Steve Boehne

Tony Channin

Channin Surfboards

Encinitas, CA

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Clyde Beatty Jr.

Shaper / Glasser / Surfer

Clyde Beatty Surfboards

Steve Clark

Clark Surfboards

Encinitas, CA

Randy Draper

Glasser / Boat Captain

Maui, Hawaii

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Doug Haut

Haut Surfboards

Santa Cruz, California

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Guilhem Rainfray

Guethary Surfboards

Guethary, France

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Danny Brawner

Glasser / Drummer

San JuanCapistrano, CA

Bruce Gabrielson PhD.

Surfboard Builder / Mech. Engineer

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

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Steve Dunham

Dunham Surfboards

Nosoro, Costa Rica

Rich Wilken

Shaper / Architect

Wilken Surfboards

Pacific Palisades, CA

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Allen White

Allen White Surfboards

Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Bruce Fowler

Stroker Surfboards

Santa Barbara, CA

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Roberto Damiani

Damiani Surfboards

Uruaguay

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Matt Calvani

Bing Surfboards

Encinitas, CA

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Oscar Pedro Larghi

Shaper / Glasser

Argentina

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Ed Townes

ET Glassing

Cocoa Beach Florida

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Bud Gardner 1947-2019

Legendary Shaper

Bud Gardner Surfboards

Melbourne, Florida

George Lanning  1941-2019

Legendary Shaper

San Diego

Tony Mikus 1947-2014

Legendary Glasser

Santa Cruz, CA

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Bob Simmons 1919-1954

Legendary Shaper / Designer

Norwalk, California

              

Dan Heritage 1945-1997

Surfboard Builder / Shop owner

Sea Isle City, New Jersey

Chuck Dent 1944-1980

Legendary Surf Shop owner of Huntington Beach

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Leslie Anderson

Female Glasser

Northern California

    

George Draper

Legendary Surf Shop Owner

Huntington Beach

Ned McMahon

Foam Information

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Loren Humprey

Surfer-Ding Repair Specialist Retired

Encinitas, CA       

Frank Addleman

Surfing into Health

Author,Teacher, Coach, Surfer

Santa Ana, CA

Weekend Surf Trip

With Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Jason Bogle, Dayton and Colin Eberly when they were teenagers.

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Reaching Wapio Valley

A story about a 1.2 mile road on the Big Island that started in 1899 and was safely completed in 1997.

Evening on the Hill

A get together of a few shapers

The Ding  Santos, Brasil

About the Legendary Brazilian Surfboard Builder Homer after a long day at the shop.

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Surfing the Gulf Stream

Delivering a catamaran from Maryland to Florida

Mystery of  Surf Sphinx

A story of a time when Surfing was taking off.

1968 World Surf Contest

The gathering of surfers for a contest

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Gene Cooper

Cooperfish Surfboards

Santa Monica, CA

Mickey Munoz

Mickey Munoz Surfboards and Paddleboards

Capistrano Beach, CA

Mike Bright 1937-2017

Glasser, Paddleboard Champion,

Olympic Volleyball Champion

Malibu, CA

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Randy Rarick

Randy Rarick Surfboards

Sunset Beach, HI

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Gerry Lopez

Gerry Lopez Surfboards

Lightning Bolt Surfboards

Bend, OR

Rory Russell

Rory Russell 

Rory Russell Surfboards

Lightning Bolt Surfboards

Oahu, HI

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Carl Hayward 1956-2005

Hayward Surfboards

Huntington Beach, CA

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Chris Hawk 1951-2009

Hawk Surfboards

Huntington Beach, CA

Bill Fury

Fury Surfboards

Seal Beach, CA

Was in the surf movie "Free and Easy"

1967 MacGillivray Freeman Films

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Grant Reynolds

Bay Cities Glassing

Hermosa Beach, CA