Gordon Clark, the founder of the leading producer of polyurethane foam blanks from the early 1960s through 2005, is an inevitable brand in the history of surfing.
Clark was born on the 19th January 1931 in Gardena, Los Angeles, and he was raised in Whittier. He learned to ride waves while attending Pomona College in the late 1940s and early 1950s. His first surfboard was made of redwood and weighed 90 pounds.
Before hitting 20, Clark had already learned the secrets behind surfboard shaping with Tom Blake and Bob Simmons.
Peter Volwater has passed away at 40. He was not able to overcome a profound depression.
The windsurfing world is in a state of shock. Dutch super star Peter Volwater (H-24) has joined the gallery of sports icons who have left us too early.
Volwater was born on the 22nd May 1975, in Purmerend near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He started windsurfing in the late 1980s, and never stopped pursuing his dream of becoming a pro. He competed while studying and serving in the military for seven months.