Grubby Clark

Laguna, California, 1972
It’s dirty, messy, and it’s hard work, and it’s not anything you'd dream of doing for a career.

“Foaming: an Interview with Gordon Clark” was written by Paul Chapey, and ran in the April 1972 issue of Surfing in a piece titled “Foaming.” Clark was quoted occasionally over the years, but seems to be the first and only full-length interview he ever did. 

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What are the procedures in making a foam blank?

We buy the raw materials, or basic chemicals. We set off a series of chemical reactions in mixing steps which we then put in a bucket in liquid form and put under a mixer for abou...