Parrish, Tom

Surfing's most popular boardmaker for bigger Hawaiian waves during the mid-1970s, and a virtual one-stop equipment source for the era's top pros. "He was very, very special," Lightening Bolt cofounder Jack Shipley said of Parrish. "The best work ethic I've ever seen, and for about 10 years his boards were considered the North Shore benchmark." Parrish was born (1951) and raised in Southern Califo...

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