International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Larry Gordon
Inductee Name
Larry Gordon
Event Year
Inductee Location
5151 Santa Fe Street Suite A/B San Diego, CA 92109
Inductee Contact
Larry Gordon passed away in 2016
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Gordon and Smith
Boardshop Link
Inductee Bio

Larry Gordon was born in 1939 and moved with his family from Waukegan, Illinois to San Diego, California when he was three. He grew up in nearby Pacific Beach and started surfing when he was in high school. His career as a surfboard designer/builder began somewhat unwittingly in 1956 when he stripped the glass from a balsa board he owned, reshaped it to his liking and then re-glassed it. Now, more than 45 years later, Larry Gordon has had a hand in building or selling an estimated 100,000 Gordon & Smith surfboards.

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Larry Gordon and Floyd Smith - gordon-and-smith

LARRY GORDON: 1939-2016 Iconic SoCal boardmaker passes away at 77