Bradbury, John

Tall, leathery, plainspoken surfboard builder from Santa Barbara, California, and an early proponent of EPS/epoxy resin boards; described by surf writer Sam George as "the King of the Ranch, the local's local, and one of the best surfboard shaper-designers in the world."

Bradbury was born in 1944, began surfing in the mid-'50s, worked in the Yater Surfboards factory in the early '60s, where he was informally mentored by Rennie Yater. In 1968, Bradbury began making boards on his own Creative ...