South Shore

South Shore

Jerry Mowe started building surfboards in 1968 using his first label Church Surfboards in Corona Del Mar California. In 1968 he and his wife Patti moved to Puerto Rico to build boards with Bill Holden. They moved back to Newport Beach and rented a building in Costa Mesa. While building his boards he started to do team glassing for Petrillo Surfboards and eventually got a job shaping production for Creative Designs and California Company for Grant Reynolds in the South Bay. Tired of the day to day grind of production shaping he jumped into production glassing, built his first glass shop and changed his name to South Shore. He started to put together a crew to handle the volume of shaping and glassing that came in to the shop. With shapers like Robert August, Terry Martin, Jim Fuller, Bob Moore, Bill Stembridge, Doug Riddle, Bob Kazinas, Rick James. Glassers like Mel Ross, Randy Draper, Randy Wong, Bob Mowe, Bob Petty, Ron Lingenfelter, Greg Prindle, Bobby Patterson, Mike Richards, Dave Higley. Glossers like Rob Hinchman, Wayne Miyata. Sanders like John Epple, Leroy Golding, John Taylor and many more professionals that came and went. The Quality was unsurpassed over the years and the amount of private label and contract glassing increased to HUGE!

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



Board Dimensions
Length: 5′ 6″
Width: 21″ 1/4
Thickness: 2″ 3/8

One of my top 80’s rider in my collection. This is so 80’s,  it is screaming out Devo and or Oingo Boingo.   Thick, short and boxy.   Fun beach rider during the summer. All original with wear and tear from riding. bobby Digital OC Collection. (o) 7



Board Dimensions
Length: 5′ 6″
Width: 21″ 1/4
Thickness: 2″ 1/2

This is more of the down the line mid to late 70’s mood, smooth and long lines.  The deck airbrush is interesting and great to look at. I think who ever thought of these color combo’s was 420. Great outline, still popular today for those retro riders. All original with the exception of some minor ding repairs. (o) 7.5  Ebay purchase.

  • Mac McIntyre

    I have South Shore board, 6′ 5 1/2″ swallowtail, singlefin. The logo say “South Shore” then below in cursive “quality surfbaords” on the bottom, handwritten in the logo is #4057 green with a yellow deck. Can anyone tell me the history of this board or maybe direct me to someone that could? Jerry Mowe?
    Mac McIntyre
    Fernandina Beach, fl

  • Aj Freeze

    I have an old South Shore (sun logo) and it’s a deep maroon color, fish, or swallowtail… with a funny cross on the front (Looks like inlay). First board to ever surf on… just curious what it might be worth? It’s 7′ something…single fin with green and orange (removable)… I can give better details if you need. Sorry, it’s in my garage where it’s freezing… =-X Would love to hear from you. I’ve been searching for pics like it and have found nothing…
    Aj Freeze

  • Dave Nielsen

    I picked up some garage art a wile back and have been trying to find out more info. It is a 32″ x 14″ piece of wood that has been glassed and airbrushed with beautiful colors and black pinstripe, It was signed by R. Hinchman.
    The only reference I have found about him is with South Shore.

  • Randy

    Jerry is a nice guy and was a great person to work for.
     Randy Draper
    , Honolua Bay, Maui

  • william james

    Got a south shore surfboard that I’m trying to find info on. please help. its about a 6’0 single fin fish. its that nasty green from the 70’s number says 7022. would love to know the specs and history on this board if anyone can help.. or text me at 904-418-2998thanks to anyone that can help

  • Mark

    We were off in Africa, Just returned and scored J Bay. Send photos to Buggs

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