Kenny Tilton grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and first started surfing Waikiki in the early 1950’s. First on a redwood surfboard then moved on to a balsa surfboard. Waikiki during the 1950’s was changing and it was fun to be a surfer. Back then, local Beach Boys would watch over them [click to continue]
Guy Okazaki’s long shaping career feels as if it has literally come full circle. The first boards he made in the mid-1960s in Venice were longboard outlines, scaled down to shorter lengths at the dawn of the transition. Today his most requested models are modern experiments of a similar form — wide-noses, full-templates and pintails. [click to continue]
Happy Birthday to Mr. Skip Frye. Photo via Andrew Kidman.
Cher Pendarvis is the living embodiment of more recent surfing history than can be squeezed into one interview. She has shaped boards, foiled fins, competed in the first professional women’s tour and been one of the first surfers to ride a fish. Cher graciously allowed us to talk to her about her life as a surfer and artist. [click to continue]
Kemp Aaberg is a legendary surfer from California. Known throughout the world for his iconic image “The Soul Arch” used as the Surfer Magazine logo for years, Kemp also appeared in many of Bruce Browne’s early films. An accomplished Flamenco guitarist and triathlete, Kemp spoke with us about his wonderful life. [click to continue]
Henry Ford is a legendary California surfer who starred in Bruce Brown’s “Slippery When Wet” and “Surfing Hollow Days.” Mentored by Hoppy Swartz and LeRoy Grannis, Ford was fortunate to be a part of surfing’s golden age – surfing the South Bay and Malibu in the 50s and being an early pioneer of the North Shore in Hawaii. We spoke with Henry to learn more. [click to continue]
Jack McCoy is a legendary surfer/filmmaker and his name is synonymous with the genre called surf movies. For over 30 years, Jack has been filming the world’s best surfers in the most exotic locations. His many films include Tubular Swells, Storm Riders, and Blue Horizon. His most recent film, A Deeper Shade of Blue releases this year. [click to continue]
Michel Junod is a California surfer/shaper from Santa Cruz. He started shaping in the 1960s, and for 4 years he lived on the North Shore where he honed his big-wave skills at Sunset Beach. He recently starred in Thomas Campbell’s latest film The Present, alongside Alex Knost. At 61 years old, Michel is still charging. [click to continue]