To this date, more Willis Bros. big
wave surfboards have surfed Waimea Bay on the North
Shore of Oahu than any other.
surfboards were shaped out of felled trees using a primative
rock adz. Later the shape was smoothed and refined with
small pebbles and coarse sand. These wooden surfboards
could weigh in excess of 150 lbs.
master shaper from Australia, was known as the sultan
of speed for his performances at Sunset Beach in Hawaii.
shaper Mike Diffenderfer was reffered to as "Gator"
because of his rough hands.