Born in Hermosa Beach, the son of a lifeguard, Dale
"Hawk" Velzy is a legend in surfboard manufacturing.
Emerging as a new shaper in the early 1950's, he is
credited with putting many California kids in the water
on his boards. He joined forces with Hap Jacobs to crate
the Velzy/Jacobs label, and by 1960 he was on his own
cranking out Velzy boards in three shops in California.