Bunger, Charlie

Durable surfboard manufacturer from Gilgo Beach, New York. "The Bunger name," SURFER Magazine noted in 1994, "has been synonymous with New York surfing, and Bunger's shop is still an energy center for the entire region."

Bunger was born (1941) in Brooklyn, the son of a candymaker, raised in nearby Lindenhurst, and began surfing at age 19 at Long Island's Gilgo Beach. Three years later, while still working as an airport cargo handler, Bunger shaped his first board, working out of his family b...