Carper, John

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Surfboard shaper/manufacturer from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii; founder of JC Hawaii Surfboards. Carper was born (1947) in Los Angeles, California, raised in the beach cities of south Santa Monica Bay, and began surfing at age nine. He moved to Maui not long after graduating from high school, and began shaping boards in 1968, during the early stages of the shortboard revolution. Carper, over...

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