On May 28, 2022, surfboard shaping legend Dick Brewer died at his home in Hawaii. He was 85.
Dick Brewer was an icon. He’s been called “surfing’s most influential board maker.” He didn’t just shape surfboards — he shaped an entire culture and industry. His surfboards largely paved the roads that led surfing to where it is today. He was still shaping surfboards almost until he passed, not out of necessity, but out of passion. “Of all the things I’ve done with my life,” he said, “being able to influence surfing is a marvelous thing.”