Category: Featured Collectors
Featured Collector | Kurt Steinmetz
Collecting surfboards for me started as way for me to preserve boards that were dear to me and my youth. When I realized how many I had been collecting at the time, honestly, they were about to be thrown out. I decided to save the best of them and since then collecting boards has turned into an obsession.
My inspiration comes from not just collecting the work of innovative shapers from years past, but also boards that reflect the art and craftsmanship of the different eras. Everything from pigments, airsprays, pin lines, logos and of course the shapes. How could you look at the cut of a 70’s stinger shape and not be interested in its history of design and inspiration! One of the greatest pleasures for me is seeing others get stoked on … Read More »
Featured Collector | T K Brimer of the Froghouse Surf Shop
One of the most famous surf shops in the world is located at the north end of Newport Beach, CA right on Pacific Coast Highway. The Frog House is a surf shop in the purest sense of the word and has been operating at this location since 1963. A short walk across the street is the Beach and the 56th Street and River Jetties surf spots. The keeper of the keys to this retail surfing icon is an energetic man with a quick wit and a gentle soul, one, T K Brimer and has presided over the place for years. “We still have some of the old surf shop edge going on,” said Brimer from behind the big wood and glass counters. What you will find at the Frog House … Read More »
Featured Collector | Rockin Fig
The name itself fits the man’s personality Rick “Rockin” Fig Fignetti and he is synonymous with Huntington Beach. A ten-time West Coast Surfing Champion, and member of the first NSSA National Team in 1978, ³Rockin Fig² has been and still is the voice of surf announcing for local and legendary surf events including the US Pro Tour, OP Pro, the US Open of Surfing for 16 years and the NSSA Nationals for the past 20 years receiving a lifetime NSSA membership award for his contribution.
Fig has been the KROQ FM ³Surfologist² for the last 26 years doing morning surf reports and for 20 years owned a surf shop on Main Street in HB, a local institution called Rockin’ Fig Surf and in the ³Old School² tradition there are lot’s of surfboards on the floor which he’ll talk to you about … Read More »
Featured Collector | Steve Zeldin
Featured Collector | Fernando Aguerre
Personal Quiver | Larry Bertlemann
Featured Collector | Mark Jeremias
Mark Jeremias hails from Newport Beach, California. Mark is an avid surfer, filmmaker and father of three. In addition to these passions, Mark has a healthy habit of collecting rare and unusual boards from a variety of surfboard labels. The most personal and prized of these collections is his Hobie quiver. In his own words “Hobies are my hobby.” Here Mark walks us through a few of his favorites. Take it away Mark!
“One Fin Pin” Limited Edition #30 of 50
Width: 23″ 1/4
Shaper: Terry Martin
Designed By: Tyler Warren (Logo’s hand drawn by T.W.)
O – 10/10
Hobie Alter “Series One” Limited EditionBoard Dimensions Length: 10’0″
Width: 23″ 3/8
Thickness: 3″ 1/8
Shaper: Hobie Alter
O … Read More »