Legends

Bob McTavish

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 16, 2013 · 5 comments

Bob McTavish is a legendary Australian surfer/shaper and a key figure of the Shortboard Revolution that exploded in the late Sixties. During this time, board lengths went from 10 feet to 7 feet literally overnight. Still effervescent and giddy at age 70, Bob is still stoked on surfing and surfboards. We spoke with Bob to learn about his influences and his outlook on design. [click to continue]

Kenny Tilton

by Thomas Takao on July 27, 2013 · 1 comment

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]

Cher Pendarvis

by Mary Mills on March 20, 2012 · 2 comments

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

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 11, 2011 · 9 comments

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

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 15, 2011 · 11 comments

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

by Glenn Sakamoto on January 28, 2011 · 1 comment

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

by Peter Van Allen on October 1, 2010 · 4 comments

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]

Rabbit Kekai

by Glenn Sakamoto on August 23, 2010 · 5 comments

Rabbit Kekai is a legendary Hawaiian surfer who grew up under the mentorship of Duke Kahanamoku. A true Waikiki Beach Boy and expert waterman in his own right, Rabbit excelled at competition and is often referred to as “The Original Hotdogger” with his innovative maneuvers. Now approaching his 90th birthday, Rabbit is a direct descendant from the early days of surfing. [click to continue]