Gordon, Larry

Low key, persevering surfboard and surf-accessories manufacturer from San Diego's Pacific Beach, California. Gordon was born (1939) near Chicago, Illinois, and developed asthma, which forced his family to move to Southern California when Gordon was three. He began bodysurfing and mat surfing at age 13, and learned to surf while in high school.

In the summer of 1959, while attending San Diego State College as a chemistry major, Gordon and another local surfer named Floyd Smith began building ...