Dale Velzy biography

Dale Velzy

Film actor

1927 – 2005

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Who was Dale Velzy?

Dale Velzy was an American surfboard shaper, credited with being the world's first commercial shaper. He opened the first professional surf shop in Manhattan Beach, California in 1950, personally hand fashioning the surfboards from wood or synthetic material. By 1960, Velzy owned five retail shops and three production facilities in California and Hawaii. He was known as "Hawk" for his keen eyesight.

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Born
Sep 23, 1927
Hermosa Beach
Nationality
  • United States of America
Died
May 26, 2005
Mission Viejo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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