Riedel, Bill "Stretch"

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Tall, cigar-chomping surfboard shaper from Santa Cruz, California; owner of Stretch Surfboards; best known for his distinctive "bat-tail" four-finned boards. Riedel was born (1958) in Santa Monica, the son of a surfboard shaper father, and learned to surf at Malibu, sharing waves with his father's close friends Phil Edwards and Tom Morey. Riedel began making boards after his family moved to Nort...

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