Updated 02/14/2015

SurfingHeritageFoundation.orgAndy Anderson associated with the Surfing Heritage Foundation has undertaken the hurculean task of documenting all surfboard companies and shapers, "The Stoked n Board Project". Surfcrazy / Stanleys is devoted to the art of the surfboard logo. Andys research is extensive listing owners, shapers, glassers, sanders, years of opperation number of boards produced, models etc. Surfcrazy / Stanleys has joined forces with Andy sharing images and info. All images submitted and uploaded to the library will be forwarded to Andy for inclusion into his vast undertaking. Help fill in the gaps of knowledge regarding any surboard label. Looking for owner / shapers names, dates, locations, eyewitness - personal accounts etc. Send logos in .jpg, .gif, .png formats for best results. email: mike at surfcrazy


Grampy Ted BellyboardsHey there, I’ve just started out making ply-wood bellyboards in the UK and would be delighted if you’d include my logo in your library. Please check out the web-site www.grampytedssurfshed.co.uk, although it’s usually “under construction” insomuch that I’m always adding new stuff and photos every time I finish a new board.

I hand make every board in my shed, in my back garden and any that I sell, I only take out as much as it costs to make and post, every penny of the rest goes to the Royal Air Force Benevolent fund. I just want it to be a hobby that effectively pays for itself.

Kind regards Grampy Ted

ED: Everything about Grampy Ted's efforts stoke me, hand made, varnished classic bellyboards providing fun for all, contributing to a great cause. The homegrown website is refreshing :)


Thanks for posting the information on the passing of Butch Towers. After reading his obituary online, it prompted me to write a short poem for all the friends we have lost throughout the years. I have attached a copy of "A Surfer's Farewell." Please feel free to use it on your site.

Allen Rizzi


A Surfer’s Farewell

© 2015 Allen E. Rizzi

I read the lines just today,

Another friend has gone away.

Years ago we were so young

And dreaming of songs unsung.


We remember times long ago

When we never thought or said no

To any wave, large or small.

Now they’re gone, almost all.

Years after so much surf and sun,

We find most all our dreams undone.

The sea we loved has washed away

All but a glimmer of the day.

That glimmer remains for us each

Like fading footsteps on the beach

They lead us back to the ocean’s mist,

Leaving us once more gently kissed.

The blue Pacific’s shores will wait

For all of us, small or great.

For in the shadows upon the beach

Sadly the sand runs out for each.

ED: Thanks Allen


Towers SurfboardsSad news early 2015 as we lost a local icon early Jan, after a long battle with cancer, Shaper Charles “Butch” Towers died Jan. 3rd at a hospital in Nevada. He was 64. Butch Towers owned Anacapa Surf N Sport with his wife of 40 years, MaryAnn, and his surfboards became synonymous with the local beach. You couldn’t surf on Hueneme Beach if you weren’t on a Towers Surfboard, he was the Man, friendly to all and mentored many. He was so well thought of 150 people showed up for an impromptu paddle-out at Hueneme Beach Pier the day after he died. RIP Butch.
A huge thanks to Lorenzo Hoyt for helping edit the logo library, correcting info and contributing surfboard logos to the Surfing Heritage Foundation as well as this website.


This is Allen Rizzi of the Rising Sons Surf Club from the 1960s. I was glad to see the article about Stanley's Steak House. It brought back a lot of memories. Frankly, I thought time had forgotten the place.

Back in my day, we simply referred to it as Stanley's and we carved many a good wave there. It was one of those secondary spots where we seemed to have always found good waves and very few in the water. We almost always stopped there when there were too many boards in the water elsewhere. I always found the spot to be relaxing both in and out of the water. We spent more than a bit of time in the parking lot there but we were never hassled by Stanley's or the oil company. It was a great place with a great history.

One summer day in 1965, I was surfing a nice swell there with friends. I was on a beautiful six foot foot wave when the guy behind me went off the back of his board and accidentally kicked his ten foot log into my left kidney. I still have a lot of pain there but I smile every time I pee and think back to that afternoon almost 50 years ago.

Like so much of the landscape around Ventura and Santa Barbara, the decades have changed almost everything. I remember when they tore down the old Stanley's, we all went up to Rincon and held a little wake of sorts; beers and tears were abundant all around. That part of the coast always seemed empty after that.

I have written a short book about surfing in the 1960s: Fifty Years Ago- A Surfing Trilogy. You can find it here for a glimpse into the past: Amazon.com: Fifty Years Ago - A Surfing Trilogy eBook: Allen E. Rizzi: Books Amazon.com:

Thanks again for the great article. Tight curls!

Allen E. Rizzi Etowah, NC / Tret, Italy

ED NOTE: Please see... Valley Cowboys


Stavros SurfboardsNoticed this logo wasn't on your site for Stavros Surfboards. He's been using these mostly lately.

Shane Milos

ED: Thanks for the updated image !


dave Boice SurfboardsHi, This is the logo from a Dave Boice board I bought. I believe it is from 1971.

Regards, Bill Johnson

ED: Thanks for sending this classic logo !


Drew's Surf StickGood Afternoon Mike, I wanted to see if I could get Drew's Surf Stick added to your website. I also shape surfboards for Drew's Surf Stick and the attached logos are what we typically use.


www.drewssurfstick.com Facebook:


Thank you,
Sean Piper
Ghetto SurfProductsOfToday
"Why worry about tomorrow, when you can shred today?"

ED NOTE: You send them, i put them up on the site :) THANKS Sean


Surfcrazy; I made my own boards for awhile in the mid to late 60's. I bought resin, cloth, catalyst as well as an occasional Clark blank from a surf shop on Oxnard St. in Tarzana, located just east of Reseda Blvd....does anyone remember the name of the shop and the older gentleman who owned it? Really a friendly guy that always enjoyed talking surfing.

Chris Taylor


ED: Loyde Ghist? Check Archives.

that's it! thanks! takes me back to a great time of my youth...really good site and have enjoyed reminiscing my surfing days... Trestles and Cotton's Point... my encounters with Secret Service and Marines, fun days at Rincon, Huntington Cliffs and pier, Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, surfing Encinitas, Solana Beach, Wind'nSea, etc...all good memories!


Mike; thanks for the memories...Lloyd was one nice guy and very helpful. It was hard to go in there because we would chat so long and I would regale him with my recent surf stories...he always enjoyed hearing them and got a kick out of my adventures dodging the Secret Service. I did get caught and was constantly getting escorted out and told not to come back....yeh, right! (damn Nixon! and his western White House)

Chris Taylor

ED: Good Times :)


Ghetto Surfboards Sean PiperGood Morning, I was wondering if you could include my logo on your website. Attached is a .jpg file; however, I have .eps files that I could send if necessary. Thank you.

Sean Piper
Ghetto SurfProductsOfToday
"Why worry about tomorrow, when you can shred today?"

ED: Will do!


Bernie Miller 1966Something rarer than those hens teeth. The belly board I have under my arm, I bought in the fall of 1964, from a shop in the San Fernando valley called Val Surf. (I assume that "Val" was short for "Valley"). I do not recall the location of their shop. I rode it, until I had the Gunther Glass board made and sold it to a friend.

Bernie Miller

ED NOTE: Check out this page: Valley Cowboys


Gunther GlassThe attached photos are of a bellyboard that Gunter Glass (Dan Tarampi) made for me, sometime in late fall of 1966. He shaped it to dimensions that I gave him. I rode it last, in the early 1980's, on Maui. If you know where Dan is, forward the pictures. He'll remember it.

Bernie Miller




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