We have a reader from Winters, CA.
“Hi, Cynthia!"
Gary Young, ‘66



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Rick Wilson on June 30, 2018 at 6:41 PM said:

Unfortunately, the ongoing volcanic eruption in Hawaii has taken Gary's house, workshed, tools, surfboards, etc. There is a Go Fund Me page if fellow Lancers would like to help Gary out. https://www.gofundme.com/helpgaryyoung
John Kent on June 30, 2018 at 1:58 PM said:

In my opinion, Gary Young is the most innovative surfboard builder of all time. Bob Simons brought the world foam & fiberglass surf boards in the the 1950's. Gary has used his creative mind & craftsmanship hands to the creation of surfboards, body boards, wind surfing boards, canoes, & many other objects that can be made with modern ('74 -today) Composites technologies. [NASA caught on many many years latter] I have made or had Gary make every board I have owned. I still have 8 of his innovative boards built '74-'98. I personally helped with all but the last boards he made for me.
John Kent on June 30, 2018 at 1:36 PM said:

Gary has been living in Hawaii since @ least 1984. He has been building surfboards with ever more technologically advances techniques of Composites. You can view his profile @


His home was in the Kapoho Beach Estates. Around June 6th the Kilauea East Rift zone Flow engulfed his home & work shop.

Today a picture of the area were Gary's Home was was posted by the USGS @


I haven't heard from Gary in many many years. I hope he recovering from his loss.
Mike Gaggia, ‘67 on May 4, 2018 at 2:16 PM said:

Talk about ahead of the curve..

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