Foam is Dead, Long Live Foam

In 2002, Surfer named foam magnate and recluse Gordon \"Grubby\" Clark the sport's second-most powerful figure. The magazine dug out a 25-year-old photo: Clark is balding and middle-aged

Futurism was just as trendy as the retro movement during the 1990s and early 2000s. Two throw-ahead two scenarios in particular—both of which had been around for decades—fired people’s imaginations. One was high-quality engineered surf. The other was the post-polyurethane surfboard. Design work has always been the sexy part of surfboard manufacturing. The hot curl, Malibu chip, plastic machine, T...

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