Jacobs, Hap


Gentlemanly surfboard manufacturer from Hermosa Beach, California; founder of Jacobs Surfboards. "Hap so so low-key you rarely saw him," Steve Pezman wrote. "But he was a consummate craftsman, and Jacobs Surfboards was among the most important manufacturers during Surfing's Golden Age." Jacobs was born (1930) in Los Angeles, the son of a plumber, moved with his family to Hermosa in 1938, and bega...

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