Eaton, Mike

Tireless and unobtrusive surfboard shaper from San Diego, California; best known as a leader of the longboard renaissance in the '70s and early '80s. Eaton was born (1934) in New York, New York, raised in Palos Verdes, California, and began surfing at age 14, helped along by seminal surf figure Tom Blake; Eaton used to transport his heavy wooden board to the Palos Verdes Cove using an army stretcher customized with a pair of rear-mounted wagon wheels.

Eton began shaping surfboards in 1955 fo...