International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Bruce Jones
Inductee Name
Bruce Jones
Event Year
2011
Inductee Location
Deceased 2014
Inductee Contact
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Bruce Jones boards sold at Kanvas by Katin 16250 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach CA, 92649 562 - 592 - 2052 (Shop Count
Boardshop Link
http://www.brucejones.com/
Inductee Bio

Published:January 15, 2014.  Surfline is sad to report that one of Southern California's most experienced and beloved surfboard shapers, Bruce Jones, passed away on January 14. He was 69 years old. Bruce was one of four brothers brought up in the 1950s by good-natured parents whose experiences from The Great Depression resulted in a distinct frugality, which translated into a lot of coastal camping for the family, mostly north of Los Angeles. While driving south along Hwy 101 past Santa Barbara, Bruce got his first glimpse of real surfing one day in 1959 -- a dozen or so guys trading off head-high, glassy rights at Rincon. A year later, Jon Jordane (who would eventually become a famous sailboat racer/ navigator) drove a 15-year-old Bruce to his first session at Upper Trestles, right around the same time Gidget infected the masses via the big screen.

For the complete biography, go to: http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/rip-bruce-jones_105768/

Thanks to: http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/rip-bruce-jones_105768/ for the photo

Links

Foam Dust Diaries: Episode 1 Bruce Jones, shaping

Wikipedia.org/ Bruce_Jones_(surfboards)

Orange county Register.com Bruce Jones