International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Con Colburn
Inductee Name
Con Colburn
Event Year
2014
Inductee Location
Inductee Contact
Deceased 1992
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Boardshop Link
Inductee Bio

Compared to many of his counterparts who built surfboards in the '60s, Constantine "Con" Colburn could almost be considered a senior citizen when he started surfing in 1956 at the age of 22. A very savvy young businessman, Con quickly recognized the growth potential of the surf industry and opened his first shop in Santa Monica, California in 1958. Called the Surf House, it was originally a ding repair shop. By 1959, Con had changed the name of his business to Con Surfboards and operated three retail locations.

For the complete biography, go to: http://www2.lastwave.com/legends/con-surfboards

Thanks to: http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/colburn-con for the photo

Links

Encyclopedia of Surfing colburn con

Glass That Board!  Con Colburn Shows You How