Links Related to the Hermosa Beach Surf Legends
isit the City of Hermosa Beach Web site at the link shown at the top of this window for more information.
Lookin' for links... we'd like to list key links to these HB surf legends, if you know of a good one, email it to us. Thanks!
Body Glove — http://www.BodyGlove.com/ — It began with a vision and borrowed money...
The life story of twin brothers Bob and Bill Meistrell is an all-American rags-to-riches tale of building the Body Glove empire and creating the California lifestyle dedicated to the ocean...
Greg Noll Surfboards — http://www.GregNoll.com/
Aloha and welcome. From Manhattan Beach to Waimea Bay, Greg Noll rode waves, shaped surfboards, and pursued a lifestyle that most people can only dream of living. We invite you to enter the web site, and learn more about the legendary surfer nicknamed "Da Bull".
Dewey Weber Surfboards — http://www.DeweyWeber.com/
Staying close to the soul defines Dewey Weber Surfboards. It is our heritage, our legacy, and our commitment to the future. Performance and quality craftsmanship have been the identifying marks of Dewey Weber surf products since 1960. Dewey Weber is the authentic California Beach Lifestyle. All surf products are made in the USA and designed and manufactured in California.
- Vardeman Surfboards — http://www.VardemanSurfboards.com/
Sonny Vardeman started in the furfing industry in the late 1950s with Mike Bright in Hermosa Beach, California. After many bucketsw of hot resin on the garage floor, Sonny and Mike were kicked out of the family garage. They opened Surf Fiberglass Company, glassing boards for Bing, Greg Noll, Hap Jacobs, and Dewey Weber...
- Surfboards by Velzy — Viejos South Bay Surfriders Tribute to Velzy
In the beginning, there was Velzy. And he begat Hap Jacobs and Johnny Rice and Bing Copeland and Rick, and if you start in the highest branches of the current family tree of surfboard shapers that numbers in the thousands, go to the roots and you will find The Hawk, deep in the wood, in the roots. Asking Velzy who his shaping influences are is like asking God what the Universe was like before the Universe began: "No one. My dad, I guess, because he was a woodworker." Velzy's first board was a balsa redwood shaped in Hermosa Beach around 1943. "I saw the boards the older guys were riding and they were heavy and didn't work too good. I was a little guy and all those boards were too big and heavy so I sawed about two feet off the things and reshaped the bottom until I found one that worked. I liked what I had done and just kept going." (Preceding text "borrowed" from: Longboards by Surftech Web Site Link - Thanks!)
The Surfer's Journal — "A Reader Supported Publication" — http://www.SurfersJournal.com/
— The Facts: The Journal is published five times a year. Cover price: $12.95, basic subscription price: 1 year (5 issues) $48 USD, format 9" X 11", square bound soft cover, full color, 132 pages (with just 6 ads), covering wave-riding sport and culture from the perspective of an experienced, hard-core surfer. Available by subscription and at selected surf shops and bookstores (not at general newstands).
— In Our 13th Year - Why five? Publishing five times a year is the maximum we can produce in a twelve month period and remain small, run a tight ship, and true to our original goal, to invest almost all our resource in creating an increasingly higher quality statement about the sport, culture, artform, and lifestyle of wave riding. Thanks to you, The Journal as a READER SUPPORTED publication is working! Being reader supported allows us more pages (and freedom from massive advertsing constraints) to grow an editorial content that reaches beyond the mundane, to intelligently probe the peripheries of surfing and still deliver the main course.
— What else do we do? We publish a series of coffee table books featuring surf photography as well as hardbound compilation editions of past volumes.
Steve & Debbee Pezman
(See Steve Pezman's bio of Dewey Weber on our Home Page)
Surfing Photography by LeRoy Grannis - http://www.PhotosGrannis.com/
LeRoy Grannis began surfing in 1931.
...and began photographing the classic early days of surfing before most of us were born.
LeRoy Grannis offers Collectors & Surf Enthusiasts a chance to own timeless surf photography prints, collectibles, books & T-shirts from surfing's golden years.
- Steve Wilkings Photography - http://www.SteveWilkings.com/
Doc Ball at California Surf Museum - http://www.SurfMuseum.org/legends/docball.html
"SURFING LEGENDS - Doc Ball The First Surfing Photographer"
- Jim Bailey in the Star Bulletin - http://StarBulletin.com/2004/01/11/features/story1.html
- Surfrider Foundation - South Bay Chapter - http://www.surfrider-southbay.org/