Signature Fins Info

George Greenough: George is a living legend and unique icon in the surfing world best known for his innovative surf photography, his visionary surfboard design and his ingeniously conceived and constructed inventions including everything from wind generators to hand-made air matts and blue water fishing boats. When George becomes fascinated by an idea or object, he goes about re-inventing it in a way marked by his unusual signature. He has produced films, sailed the South Pacific in a 39' yacht he built in his back yard, and built countless toys ranging from ultimately practical to amusingly whimsical.

Dale Velzy: (September 23, 1927 – May 26, 2005) was an American surfboard shaper, credited with being the world's first commercial shaper. He opened the first professional surf shop in Manhattan Beach, CA in 1950, personally hand fashioning the surfboards from wood or synthetic material. By 1960, Velzy owned five retail shops and three production facilities in California and Hawaii. He was known as "Hawk" for his keen eyesight.

Skip Frye: Skip is known for his gliding, fluid style as well as some of the most in-demand surfboards in the world. He is perhaps, best recognized by his iconic logo, a set of wings commonly referred to as "Frye Wings." Though once he was in a rough patch in the 70s and couldn't even afford to buy laminates so he started signing his wings in pencil. This is referred to as his "ghetto days", when he shaped surfboards behind Select Surf Shop in Pacific Beach. Iconic images of him surfing with his dog, silhouetted against a setting sun, and paddling alone into "The Ranch" have appeared in books and magazines and have been printed on clothing and surfboards. Skip is also known for his innovation with foiled surfboard fins. After a surfing trip to Australia in 1969, he developed his trademark board shapes: the Egg, Fish, and specialized longboard shapes. He has developed a moderate temperature surf wax ("Man Wax"), ideal for his native San Diego waters.

Renny Yater: was one of the first real commercial surfboard builders of the 1950s-a generation that really put surfing on the map. As the sport of surfing has continued to grow and flourish throughout the years, so too has Yater's reputation as a leading contributor to the surfing industry. Perhaps even more remarkable than Yater's early accomplishments has been his ability to change and grow with the industry, staying on top of current trends and new materials and continuing to produce innovative new boards. In the early 1950s, Yater shaped and fiberglassed his own boards. During the mid-5Os, Hobie hired him to glass his balsa boards in his Dana Point shop. In 1957, he moved over to Dale Velzy's shop in San Clemente where he began to shape balsa boards.X