I wonder why no mention of Ryan Dotson or Dickey Delong in Gerry's story
I still remember that borrowed blue Dotson Surfline I destroyed at pipeline
Is Chris Green an Ewa Beach local?
Jim Green, or Kimo Greene was from Ewa Beach, Chris was not. Chris Gardner (RIP), Dickey DeLong and Jim Greene were the top local board builders in our area, but there were many more. Isaac Tanaka, George Kaholokula (RIP), Mel Behasa, Tim Maccafferty, Robbie MacDonald (RIP), Scoopy and Gooney, and more.
I think Chris Gardner was the one who got a lot of the others started. He was also instrumental in Lightning Bolt, but I don't have the details. I saw Ralph Palmeira the other day and he said Chris Gardner gave Dickey some classic short board templates. The ones we would see a lot in the early 70s.