Harbour, Rich

Enduring, understated board manufacturer from Seal Beach, California. Harbour was born (1943) and raised in Seal Beach, the son of a Douglas Aircraft machinist. On his 16th birthday, after riding a surf mat through his early teen years, Harbour got a surfboard. Two months later the board was stolen, and Harbour, broke, built one from scratch.

In 1962, after making and selling dozens of boards out of the family garage, Harbour dropped out of college to open Harbour Surfboards in Seal Beach, j...