"The Greek", as he is known in the Surfing Industry, started surfing in 1958 and began shaping in 1959. In 1960 he opened a surf shop, known as "Surfboards by the Greek", in Huntington Beach which he owned and operated until 1980. He shut the doors of the shop in the summer of 1980 but never traveled far from the beach he loved or the surfing industry he helped change with his now-famous surfboard shapes such as the The Maui Model, The Eliminator, The Liquidator, The Pickle and The Outlaw (among others). More recently he has added The Stylemaster and The Shorty to his growing list of memorable designs.
Considered by many of his peers to be a master of his craft, "The Greek" (a.k.a. Bob Bolen) has been designing and shaping custom surfboards for over 45 years. You may check-out his surfboard designs when visiting Huntington Beach Realty...a real estate office/surf outlet, where Bob is the Broker/Owner as well as the President of Surf Incorporated. The office is located at 322 Main Street in Downtown Huntington Beach, CA 92648. You may check-out the office website at: www.huntingtonbeachrealty.com
Bob "The Greek" Bolen