Delaney, Bill

Reserved and meticulous filmmaker from Ventura, California; producer of Free Ride (1977) and Surfers: The Movie (1990). Delaney was born (1946) in Santa Barbara, began surfing in 1962, and started shooting surf photos three years later. In 1965, Delaney and Bill Hubina showed boardmaker-inventor Tom Morey a gritty, paint-on form of surfboard traction they invented called Slipcheck. The three marketed it as an aerosol spray for several years.

Delaney attended the Brooks Institute of Photograp...