Leafing through the pages of "The Art of the Surfboard" wears you out, just from the sheer impact of Noll's personality. Kampion -- a longtime surf writer with a canny feel for the history of the sport -- pretty much captures the many facets of Noll's contributions to surfing and also resists the overheated surf-magazine puffery. Noll emerges not as a god, but as a talented guy good with both his hands and his brain.
A bold big-wave surfer with a knack for shaping, storytelling and swearing, Greg Noll is a surfing icon. Also a businessman, his Hermosa Beach-based Greg Noll Surfboards was one of the top surfboard shapers and manufacturers during the midth century. And Greg was right in the thick of it.
Noll was a member of a US lifeguard team that introduced malibu boards to Australia around the time of the Melbourne Olympic Games. Noll was born in San Diego, California. At the age of 3, Noll moved with his family to Manhattan Beach, California.
Order by:. Available to:. One of the greatest surfers of all time. Greg Noll has built a considerable reputation as master of surfboard making, or"shaping.
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First of all, can I get an amen for Craigslist sellers who make sure to post photos that do their surfboards justice? You can find a link to the listing here. I also featured another Greg Noll surfboard that had a version of the atom logo with three rings around it, which you can find here.
All rights reserved. Money raised by the live auction benefitted the Surf Heritage and Cultural Center. The most talked-about piece at the auction was the A. Gurrey Jr.
It was 7 on a Tuesday morning in April, and as he pulled out his binoculars, he figured the stakeout might last a few days. Less than half an hour later, though, the suspect emerged from his garage carrying two sawhorses and a gallon of resin. Metcalf keyed the microphone on his police radio.