International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Hap Jacobs
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Hap Jacobs
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583 Westlake Street Encinitas, CA 92024 Tel: 760.753.7989 Fax: 760.753.7979
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Gentlemanly surfboard manufacturer from Hermosa Beach, California; founder of Jacobs Surfboards. Jacobs was born (1930) in Los Angeles, the son of a plumber, moved with his family to Hermosa in 1938, and began surfing at age 16. He started shaping boards in 1953, after spending two years stationed in Hawaii with the Coast Guard; the following year, in short order, he was a founding partner (with Bev Morgan) in Dive N Surf, then became partners with master boardmaker Dale Velzy, and together they opened Velzy-Jacobs Surfboards in Venice Beach, California; four years later they split and Jacobs founded his own label, opening a factory-retail store in Hermosa Beach.

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Hap Jacobs history on the Jacobs Surfboard site