Lis, Steve


Shadowy and undercredited kneeboarder and surfboard designer from San Diego, California; kneeboard division winner in the 1970 United States Championships, and creator of the wide-backed, split-tailed "fish" design. Lis was born (1951) and raised in San Diego, and began surfing at age 10 at Ocean Beach. He built and rode wooden bellyboards called paipos for years, and won the 1966 Paipo Champions...

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