International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Steve Walden
Inductee Name
Steve Walden
Event Year
Inductee Location
853 E. Front Street Ventura, CA 93001
Inductee Contact
(805) 653-1717 Phone (805) 653-2791 Fax
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Walden Surfboards
Boardshop Link
Inductee Bio

Known by many as the “Father of the Modern Longboard,” Steve Walden shaped his first surfboard in 1961, at age 13, and never looked back. Eight years later, the native Southern Californian opened his first board factory and store in Huntington Beach, then moved to the North Shore of Oahu in 1972, where he made a name for himself as a prolific longboard shaper. While the rest of the surfing world was fixated on short single-fins, Walden continued to faithfully hone his longboard designs. Over the years he shaped for prestigious labels like Lightning Bolt, Local Motion, HIC, and Channel Islands, but it was always his own boards that set him apart. By the early 80s, Walden returned to California where he unveiled his wildly successful Magic Model with its radical rocker, down-turned rails, and super-fast Turbo Hull bottom contour.
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