Al Merrick elevated the level of professional surfing equipment and shows the importance of the surfer-shaper relationship
Kirk worked with some of surfing’s biggest names and in the process became a walking encyclopedia for Santa Barbara surf history.
In the late 50’s and 60’s, Ike influenced the Santa Barbara’s surf scene, but it would take a few years before the general surfing population caught on to his advancements.
Ryan's work isn’t as much about nostalgia as it is about embracing alternative ways of riding a surfboard.
Marc would eventually partner with Yater in the mid 70's.
"George Greenough has shared everything he's ever dreamed of with anybody who's interested"
In 1966, he shaped the Yater Spoon which was considered the lightest and most maneuverable board at that time.