French, Randy

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Surfboard shaper and manufacturer from Santa Cruz, California; founder in 1992 of Surftech, a company specializing in fully replicable molded/composite-laminate boards. French was born (1952) and raised in San Diego, California, began surfing at age 10, not long after moving with his family to Santa Cruz, and in the late '60s started making boards for himself and a few friends. In 1978, he launch...

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