International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Carl Ekstrom
Inductee Name
Carl Ekstrom
Event Year
2004
Inductee Location
HYDROFLEX TECHNOLOGY LLC 3204 Production Ave E Oceanside, CA, 92058
Inductee Contact
760-757-7006
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Hydroflex
Boardshop Link
http://www.hydroflex-surfboards.com/
Inductee Bio

Carl Ekstrom is a San Diego shaping legend who patented the asymmetrical surfboard in 1967. His motivation for creating the design was his desire to surf his home break of Windansea equally well going both right and left. He found a good board for his backhand surfing and he found a good board for his forehand surfing, but he struggled to find one to fit both styles of riding. He found a solution when he combined the designs of each surfboard.

For the complete biography, go to: http://www.surfscience.com/topics/surfboard-anatomy/tail/asymmetrical-surfboard-designs

Thanks to: http://www.surfscience.com/topics/surfboard-anatomy/tail/asymmetrical-surfboard-designs for the photo

Links

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