International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Pat Rawson
Inductee Name
Pat Rawson
Event Year
2014
Inductee Location
58-131 Maika Way Haleiwa, HI 976712
Inductee Contact
808-783-1540 rawsonsurfboards@hotmail.com
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Pat Rawson Surfboards
Boardshop Link
http://www.patrawsonsurfboards.com/contact/
Inductee Bio

Pat Rawson has been shaping surfboards since 1966, and manufacturing surfboards on the North Shore of Oahu since 1972. Combining pre-proven, innovative custom designs with handcrafted experience, Rawson shapes and sells to 19 countries worldwide from 6 hi-tech manufacturing locations. His acclaim ranges from his home-base on Sunset Beach; Oahu, to the shores of California, Europe, Central and South America, Japan, and Australia. Over the last 30 years, Rawson has built North Shore custom quivers for the many traveling pros that flock to Hawaii each Fall season.

Pat Rawson has been shaping surfboards since 1966, and manufacturing surfboards on the North Shore of Oahu since 1972. Combining pre-proven, innovative custom designs with handcrafted experience, Rawson shapes and sells to 19 countries worldwide from 6 hi-tech manufacturing locations. His acclaim ranges from his home-base on Sunset Beach; Oahu, to the shores of California, Europe, Central and South America, Japan, and Australia. Over the last 30 years, Rawson has built North Shore custom quivers for the many traveling pros that flock to Hawaii each Fall season.

Born:
4/25/54 in Santa Monica, California

Bred:
I am Western Europe ancestry and a proud 7th generation Native Californian. (note my Arrow design on my Logo!)

Beyond:
I passionately LOVE God, my family, my shaping and surfing, and my music. Without any of these key components present, I go into a complete tailspin over a period of time!

Bio Brief:
I started surfing and Junior Lifeguards together in 1964 at Dockweiler State Beach below my home in Playa Del Rey, California. Loving building things, I began shaping surfboards in 1966 and by 1969, I was a thriving small business in a Surfing beach community. I have had the unique experience to work in California at Rick Surfboards, Wilken Surfboards, Blue Cheer Surfboards, Tom Overlin Surfboards and Doug Haut Surfboards. After moving to Hawaii in the early 70's, I worked for Lightening Bolt Surfboards, George Downing-Wave Crest Hawaii, and helped start Local Motion in 1978.

My Family:
I still am happily married to Carmen after 36 years, and I am very proud of my 3 children: Nicole 33, Ryan 31, and Kareen, 26, and my 3 Grandchildren: Kaiya, 10 and Kali 6, and our newest Grandson addition from Nicole, Cameron Jr.

My Thoughts:
I pray every day for an openness of Spirit we must all share as we move further into this New Millennium of big changes worldwide. Let's take care of our World and ourselves, and I believe we should remember what we DO have, instead

For the complete biography, go to: http://www.patrawsonsurfboards.com/about/pat-rawson/

Thanks to: http://www.patrawsonsurfboards.com/ for the photo

Links

The Rawson Blog

PAT RAWSON MASTER SHAPER

facebook.com RawsonAustralia