International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Bob 'The Greek' Bolen
Inductee Name
Bob 'The Greek' Bolen
Event Year
Inductee Location
Huntinton Beach California
Inductee Contact
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Huntington Beach Realty, Inc. 322 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Boardshop Link
Inductee Bio

Bob "the Greek" Bolen started surfing in 1958 and made his first surfboard in 1959 while still a student at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California. At the time, shapers usually worked for a well-known shaper/mentor before opening their own shops--but not the Greek. Instead, he bought his first blank from Bill Holden and some stringer material from Chuck Foss, picked up his planer and started making foam dust.

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Thanks to: Bob "The Greek" Bolen for the photo


Some of the collectable Greek surfboards

Real estate and surfboards, what more can you want

Surfing Walk of Fame

Bob "The Greek" Bolen
Bruce Gabrielson Interview 12/29/2006

Greek Eliminator Takes Third at the 1992 Surf-O-Rama...

Bob "The Greek" Bolen - The Art of Shaping

Greek Liquidator at trade show