All posts tagged “hawaii

INTERVIEW WITH SHAPER PAUL BLACKER

INTERVIEW: PAUL BLACKER Lightning Bolt boards program keeps marketing exclusively the authentic surfboards shaped by the original shapers of the brand: from original templates and rockers so that boards are exact replicas from the original shapes, beautifully crafted, glassing with tint or opaque laminations and glassed […]

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INTERVIEW WITH SURFER AND SHAPER CRAIG HOLLINGSWORTH

INTERVIEW: CRAIG HOLLINGSWORTH  Craig Hollingsworth has been shaping surfboards since 1973, he was born and raised in Southern California, and a world-class surfer himself. Craig has traveled the world over perfecting his designs. With his long-time experience and hands-on-approach to testing surfboard performance, Hollingsworth is one […]

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ALOHA SPIRIT BY ANTHONY FAUCHEUX

ALOHA SPIRIT by ANTHONY FAUCHEUX Lightning Bolt has welcomed a French surf artist to design a special collaborative capsule collection of off-white tees – ALOHA SPIRIT. Anthony Faucheux, aka XLR8, is a 33-year-old illustrator and designer, based in south west of France, whose distinctive style, fresh […]

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RIDING GIANTS

3 Years after DownTown and Z-Boys, Stacy Peralta, came back with another awesome doc on the history of big wave surfing. Enjoy

#5 // THE FAB FOUR

If a picture paints a thousand words, then it should be possible to tell the story of this Lightning Bolt ad, circa 1972, in a thousand words or so. According to Sam George: “There were no Lightning Bolt Surfboard ads in the mags until they licensed […]

THE BLUE PRINT BY MARK RICHARDS

I had a long association with Lightning Bolt during the 1970’s. I was sponsored by them until 1982. I started riding Lightning Bolt surfboards in Hawaii in 1974 which was shaped by Reno Abellera and Tom Parrish. These were the boards I won my 1st […]