Hap Jacobs

Hap Jacobs Surfboards

Hap opened Jacobs surfboards in Hermosa Beach on Pacific Coast Highway in 1959, and came up with the Diamond logo: Surfboards by Jacobs. Business was good, and then it was great, and then it was ridiculous.

“We were there at the beginning during I guess what they call the Golden Years of Surfing between the 60s and 70s,” Jacobs said. “As I look back on those days there was a lot of stuff I could have done. It got busier and busier and busier until we had five shapers and people in the front room. Lance Carson and Robert August and Rick Irons all worked in the front room until they wanted to learn to shape. There were a lot of people who shaped for us and at our peak we were up to 125 boards a week. It was pretty mind-boggling.”


KEY: O= Original, R= Repaired, RF= Refurbished. Condition of board rated: 1(worst)-10(best)



Board Dimensions
Length: 7′ 7″
Width: 21″
Thickness: 2″ 3/8
Rating: (O) 8
Bitchen 1968 Streak Lifesaver Transitional Pintail.  All original with a cool black boomerang tuna fin.  Just an awesome find in Malibu at the Feder Compound.



Board Dimensions
Length: 6′ 8″
Width: 19″ 3/8
Thickness: 2″ 3/4
Rating: (O) 8.5
Ebay acquired, all original 1971 pintail mini-gun. This is in great condition with a vibrant color glassed in fin. Orange tint bottom with overlay lap, resin pin lines, yellow tint panel deck.  The original classic Jacob Lam.

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