Phil Becker

South Bay, 1993

It was always a neat job because I didn’t have to drive to work. I ride my bike, and come and go whenever I want.

"Phil Becker: A Chat With Surfing's Most Prolific Shaper," by Sam George, ran in the December 1993 issue of SURFER. This version has been slightly edited and shortened. * * * When you started shaping balsa in the early ’50s, who showed you the ropes? Hap Jacobs and Dale Velzy. They had the Velzy-Jacobs shop. And they were the only ones around who you could actually go and watch 'em work. I’d do...

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