Randy Lewis 2011 Honor Roll/2018 Local Hero

Hole in the Wall Gang Team Member/Local Hero Inductee, Legendary Shaper, Surf Champion Competitor, Champion Skateboarder


PHOTO: Randy Lewis Surfboard laminate
PHOTO: 60'S Huntington Beach competition: Randy, Duke Kahanamoku and other Jack's Surfboards Skateboard Team. (Photo courtesy Randy Lewis)
PHOTO: 60'S Huntington Beach competition: Randy, Duke Kahanamoku and other Jack's Surfboards Skateboard Team. (Photo courtesy Randy Lewis)
PHOTO: Randy going vertical. (Photo courtesy Randy Lewis)

Randy started surfing in 1961. He worked around the Jack’s shop in the early 60s and was on the original Jacks Skateboard Team. He traveled around doing exhibitions and some competitions. The skateboards were wooden with clay wheels. Randy was featured with two other team members on the cover of Skateboarder Magazine.

In the mid 60s Randy starting surfing for Vardeman Surfboards. He worked in the surf shop and competed in the Boys and Junior Men’s divisions. At this point Sonny Vardeman got Randy to start planing down the blanks. This is where his shaping career began.

In the late 60s to the early 70s Randy surfed for Chuck Dent and managed the surf shop. He competed in the Men’s division in California, Mexico and Hawaii.

In the mid 70s Randy went to Gordie Surfboards to surf for him and Gordie helped refine his shaping techniques. Randy and the other team members began competing as the Hole in the Wall Gang Surf Team.

Randy was very successful in surfing competitions through all the age groups from Boys through the Super Grand Masters. He won the West Coast Championships in both the Masters and Longboard Divisions in 1976-1977.

Randy is still actively surfing and shaping today.

PHOTO: Randy in the shaping room late 70's. (Photo courtesy Randy Lewis)
PHOTO: Randy's roots. (Photo courtesy Randy Lewis)

 

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PHOTO: Randy late 70's. (Photo courtesy Randy Lewis)
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PHOTO: Randy Lewis Surf Boards surf shop. (Photo courtesy Randy Lewis)