Left to right: Mike Ginsberg, Robert McWade, Shaun Tomson, George Thomopoulos, Errol Hickman, and Max Wetteland | Photo: Pat Flanagan

Errol Hickman, the iconic South African surfboard shaper, has passed away. He is considered one of the best surfboard shapers in his country's history.

The pioneer of surfing in South Africa during the 1960s had a contagious personality. "Calm and intense at the same time," says Pat Flanagan, his longtime friend.

Hickman showed off in the USA when he traveled with the Springbok surfing team to the San Diego World Championships in 1966.

Errol began shaping boards in 1969. He worked for Spider Murphy, Graham Smith, and Peter Daniels and continuously improved his crafting skills over the past forty years.

In the 1980s, Hickman founded Errol Hickman Designs. Since then, he shaped more than 35,000 surfboards.

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