Harold “Iggy” 6’9 The Surfboard Shaping co. (mid 1970’s)

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Harold “Iggy” 6’9 The surfboard shaping co. (1970’s). Was previously used as a sign, has one drilled hole through the board.

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Stylish, meticulous, affable surfer and surfboard shaper from Hawaii; a top member of the Dewey Weber Surfboards design and production team from ’64 to ’71. Ige was born (1941) in Lahaina, Maui, moved with his family at age four to Oahu, started surfing at age nine in Waikiki, and began shaping boards two years later.

In the early ’60s, not long after graduating from high school, Ige moved to Southern California and worked for Greg Noll Surfboards and Velzy Surfboards; he began shaping for Weber in ’63. Ige had meanwhile developed into a graceful and athletic surfer and was a finalist in the ’65 Laguna Swimwear Masters, one of the sport’s first professional contests. Weber introduced the Harold Iggy signature model in ’66; in December of that year, Ige was featured in a group portrait inSurfing magazine—alongside Weber, Mike Doyle, Phil Edwards, Hobie Alter, and others—for an article titled “The Signature Model Era.”

Ige returned to Hawaii in ’69; in the early ’80s he began making sailboards, and in the ’00s he changed over to stand-up paddleboards.

In 2012, at age 70, Ige died of a heart attack while stand-up paddling in Kailua Bay, Oahu.

Read the full article @ Matt Warshaw’s Encyclopedia of Surfing…  http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/ige-harold-iggy

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