Steve Walden is recognized throughout the surfing industry as “The Father of the Modern Longboard.” There is no doubt that his contributions to the evolution of the original modern longboard have been profound.
An accomplished professional surfer, Walden grew up in the heart of the surfing revolution on the beaches of Southern California, shaping personal boards for his friends and himself for over 40 years.
Over the next 15 years, as technology advanced and his design knowledge and surfing expertise increased, Walden continued to perfect his longboard models. In his quest for optimized performance, he incorporated unorthodox materials such as aluminum reinforcement for strength and polyester chrome mylar for speed. Steve started using shiny chrome mylar on the bottom of the board creating some of the most noticeable aesthetic changes of that era.
Walden on his collaboration with Surftech
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