Shapers, Glassers and Surfers Stories

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 TABLE OF CONTENTs

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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

Legendary Shaper

Tilton Surfboards   

Big Island of Hawaii,

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Joe Kuala 1943-2010

Legendary Surfboard Builder

Progressive Expression Surfboards

Kauai, Hawaii

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Ben Aipa 1942-2021

Legendary Shaper

Aipa Surfboards

Oahu, Hawaii

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Mike Perry

Legendary Shaper  

Blue Cheer Surfboards

Santa Monica, CA / Australia

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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

               

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Rosemari & Johnny Rice

Legendary Johnny and Rosemari Santa Cruz, CA

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Don Koplien

Legendary Shaper / Glasser

Huntington Beach, CA

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Alan Sitt

Legendary Peruvian Surfboard Builder

Shaper / Glasser / Pilot / Sailor

Peru / Hawaii

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Steve Friedman

Friedman Flyer Surfboards

Victoria, Australia

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Sonny Vardeman

Legendary Shaper / Glasser / Lifeguard

Hermosa Beach, CA               

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Tony Channin

Legendary Glasser

Channin Surfboards

Encinitas, CA

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Clyde Beatty Jr.

Legendary

Shaper / Glasser / Surfer

Clyde Beatty Surfboards

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Steve Clark

Legendary Surfer Shaper

Clark Surfboards

Encinitas, CA

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Randy Draper

Glasser / Boat Captain

Maui, Hawaii

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Doug Haut

Legendary Shaper Haut Surfboards

Santa Cruz, California

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John Kies

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Guilhem Rainfray

Legendary Surfboard Builder

Guethary Surfboards

Guethary, France

               

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Danny Brawner

Legendary Glasser / Drummer

San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Bruce Gabrielson PhD.

Legendary Surfboard Builder

/ Mech. Engineer

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

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Steve Dunham

Dunham Surfboards

Nosoro, Costa Rica

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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

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George Lanning  1941-2019

Legendary Shaper

San Diego

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Tony Mikus 1947-2014

Legendary Glasser

Santa Cruz, CA

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Bob Simmons 1919-1954

Legendary Shaper / Designer

Norwalk, California

              

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Dan Heritage 1945-1997

Surfboard Builder / Shop owner

Sea Isle City, New Jersey

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Chuck Dent 1944-1980

Legendary Surf Shop owner of Huntington Beach

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Leslie Anderson

Female Glasser

Northern California

    

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George Draper

Legendary Surf Shop Owner

Huntington Beach

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Ned McMahon

Foam Information

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Loren Humprey

Surfer-Ding Repair Specialist Retired

Encinitas, CA       

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Frank Addleman

Surfing into Health

Author,Teacher, Coach, Surfer

Santa Ana, CA

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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.

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Evening on the Hill

A get together of a few shapers

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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

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Mystery of  Surf Sphinx

A story of a time when Surfing was taking off.

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1968 World Surf Contest

The gathering of surfers for a contest

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Gene Cooper

Legendary Shaper

Cooperfish Surfboards

Santa Monica, CA

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Mickey Munoz

Legendary Shaper

Mickey Munoz Surfboards and Paddleboards

Capistrano Beach, CA

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Mike Bright 1937-2017

Legendary 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

Legendary Surfer

Gerry Lopez Surfboards

Lightning Bolt Surfboards

Bend, OR

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Rory Russell

Legendary Surfer

Rory Russell Surfboards

Lightning Bolt Surfboards

Oahu, HI

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Carl Hayward 1956-2005

Legendary Surfer / Shaper

Hayward Surfboards

Huntington Beach, CA

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Chris Hawk 1951-2009

Legendary Surfer / Shaper

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

 

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