Updated 10/12/2015

SurfingHeritageFoundation.orgPlease see Andy Anderson's Surfing Heritage Foundation, "The Stoked n Board Project". Surfcrazy / Stanleys is devoted to the art of the surfboard logo. 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


Wilderness Surfboards AUHi, Here is a Wilderness logo off a belly board.

Shane Madeley

ED NOTE: Ok here's a chicken or the egg question. Which Wilderness Surfboards came first? AUS or USA. Were they related?



Oct 6 at 9:36 AM

-- A word from Joe --

To everyone, It has been a pleasure doing the Surf Blurb for c.15 years..... it was to sell books at first, but surf history is a love of mine and I've come to love the surf community, eventually it just kept going even after getting out of the surf books business - I hope you will give Jeremy your support and send along fun and interesting surf related info as you did with me. I wish him well and hope to find a thing or to for Jeremy to use as well, if/when I have time and energy to do some of my own surfing research. Aloha, Joe t. Love to you all

. -- Letter from the editor -- To all surfers and ocean aficionados, Aloha kākou, Like all of you, I received an email from Joe Tabler early September, saying he might have put up the last issue of the Surf Blurb because of a medical condition. I was shocked. Joe and I had lunch in Pacific Beach, San Diego a few weeks before and he looked great. But a month later, he did not have the energy required to keep the Blurb up. After sending Joe my support, I offered to take over the Surf Blurb if necessary. Joe and his Surf Blurb, gathering news from all over the world is an invaluable source of information for me. I have received his newsletter for five years and I greatly benefit from everyone's findings in this vibrant surfing world and global community. I love the excitement I get every Monday from reading the Surf Burb, and I know I am not the only one feeling this.

This week, I have heard from Joe again. He accepted my offer to keep the Blurb going. Joe and his Blurb have been important to me since I am a surfer and a researcher in cultural anthropology and sociology of surfing. Scholar in Hawaiian history and focusing on the globalization of surfing for the past ten years, Joe forwarded me valuable information and findings from all of you. I gather almost everything I can for my work as a Ph.D. candidate in sociology in France and lecturer in cultural anthropology at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. I have interviewed major surfing promotors and I have met and taped an interview with Joe three years ago in this process. Some of you know me already for my years of field work in Hawai'i and California. If I am not familiar to you, please look up my profiles and CVs online. Teaching part time, writing my dissertation in French and publishing articles in English is taking up most of my agenda. But I am honored to take this new challenge and I am committed to continuing the Surf Blurb. Changes may occur, as I am starting from scratch. Please expect several weeks before I come up with a clean and steady framework. Finally, I would like to thank all of you for making this newsletter vibrant and exciting. Your support and donation to Joe have been essential in keeping the Blurb alive and I would greatly appreciate your financial support as well (donate button at then end of the email). I will add you at the end of each issue of the newsletter, like Joe did. Enjoy this small but new issue.

Mahalo a me ke aloha,

Jeremy Lemarie


ED NOTE: Hats off to Joe, will miss him blurbing, so generous sharing his time. I'd email him asking for particular surfer mag articles unsure of exact volume and date, wham he knew what, where and when. The man the internet legend, the pioneer of surfing social media our Mr Tabler. Best of luck Jeremy, Thanks.


Mac m SurfboardsHello and greatings from the U.K! ive recently started to surf this year and bought my 1st surfboard from a carboot in CORNWALL I cant find what make it is can you help. You dont have the logo either on your list? 

Sincerely  Gino

ED: Thanks for sending Sir !


aYO sURFBOARDSAYO Surfboards New for A section. These surfboards are currently hand shaped in Woodland Hills.  I have a 5'11" Shamoo with futerflex rails and  a hand tattooed outline of the logo.  Pretty much a Channel Islands type board.

Erez Magidesh, Gingi Kaktus Shapers



I have officially retired from editing this project and will no longer be updating it. The website version will remain up on the Surfing Heritage Foundation site for you and future generations.

My dedicated co-research & editor, Lorenzo Hoyt  will be starting up his own web. Please check with him to see if he needs any help                                                      

Keep the stoke - support your local shapers!

Parkinsonism has made it virtually impossible for me to work on a project as complicated as this one. I have made a number of mistakes on it recently that would have taken this project to the bottom of the deep briny blue. That is the last thing I want to happen to a project I spent twenty seven years assembling.

 Andy Anderson, owner, editor                                   


ED:  Andy... I sensed it. after you last email mentioning your condition I realized. we are brothers of different sorts. me a quadriplegic for 38 years now from a stupid pool dive neck breaker at 25 yrs. I got in 15+ solid years of surfing memories, my MA in fine art printmaking prepared me to stay involved with the lifestyle I love, hiring and training kids to help me print laminates, stickers and garments. in my heyday I supplied all ventura county. it's been more than a pleasure, an honor in fact to have worked with you. your work will live forever. my only regret is we never met in person. please view one more pic...

Michael Richard

Mike VTA 2014


Hanflin SurfboardsHANIFLIN SURFBOARDS / JACKS BELLY BOARDS Hi, I didn’t notice Hanifin Surfboards in the Logo lists. They were located in Newport Beach, CA on 23rd Street. In the late 70s to early 80s. Owned by Pat Hanifin..

Also, Lakewood Cycle and Surf in Long Beach, CA They sold only: Ole, Gordie, and Jack’s belly boards. I remember some of the Jack’s belly boards having one of these Lakewood Cycle and Surf decals on them.


ED; please see KNEEBOARDS - BELLYBOARDS for Lakewood Cycle and Surf images.


Hang 10 UkeHi!I recently bought a "Hang Ten" (Logo) ukulele off ebay that I am restoring that looks like its from the late 50s,early 60s by the way it is built (frets cut into the neck itself,neck shape,odd size larger tenor,old tuners...but can't seem to find any kind of history or even mention of such a thing. I'm wondering if it might have been a "new logo" promotion thing in 1962..one of a kind.."for sale" item?..are there more?

1. With the stripes on the top and stick on logo on the head,I'm assuming it was made for "Hang Ten" at some point in time,but it doesn't appear to be another brand I'm familiar with of that era(I collect,restore,and build ukuleles).I lived in Hawaii and casual surfed there from 1969-79 (now 64),so I'm familiar with/wore the Hang Ten clothing line of that era..so I plan on restoring the ukulele..refinishing the back and sides,cleaning and keeping the original front..so I can hang it on the wall in my home and occasionally take it to local ukulele meets for playing..just trying to find out ANY history of the thing..appears the net has no mention of a HT ukulele at all....???..other than this one off ebay. Anyway..picture attached...Any help with its history..or who to contact would be appreciated.

Your logo area of the website and history of Hang Ten was somewhat helpful for a timeline....

Thanks,Kerry camerbuff2@hotmail.com

ED: Anyone have HT ukulele info?


Dale VelzyGreat Site!

Here is a Velzy Logo on a Pacific Coast Surfboards Board that unless I missed it, is not listed in the Logo Library because it lists the First & last name of Dale Enjoy! Best Regards,

Nick (Arizona)


ED: Thanks Nick for sending. Nothing I can say that hasn't been said about Velzy's incredible life and impact on surfing.


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




revised 10/12/2015
Logo Comments