This is a little story about a guy who builds surfboards.
Bob “Ole” Olson recently celebrated his 80th birthday and as such, could quite possibly be the oldest surfboard shaper on the planet. On a recent trip to Maui, I caught up with Ole as he was being inducted into the International Surfboard Builders hall of fame during the 16th annual Ole Long board Classic at Launiupoko Beach Park. Talk about an awesome vibe. Some of the best long board riders in Hawaii were there and the ocean cooperated by delivering near perfect waves for the event.