From the OC Register Beach Blog:
Surfboard shapers honored with Hall of Fame awards
December 4th, 2010, 5:24 pm · 2 Comments · posted by Laylan Connelly, staff writer
For the surfboard makers who have dedicated their lives to the dusty world of a shaping room, where innovation meets design, it’s all about love of the craft.
The Longboard Collector Club hosted the 11th annual International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame awards at Doheny State Beach on Saturday, where it was like a history lesson of surfing’s past, with hundreds of vintage boards on display and stories flowing all morning.
“It’s all passion, it’s all love. The thing we all share is the love of shaping a surfboard,” said Bob “The Greek” Bolen, a Huntington Beach shaper and co-creator of the Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame. “I’m just really proud to hang out with these guys.”
This year’s honorees include George “Peanuts” Larsen, Rich Harbour, Kenny Tilton, Johnny Rice, Harold Iggy, and Bill Wallace.