Those of you relatively new to Hermosa Beach, may not know that our town was once known as the mecca of early American Surfboard and Surf Culture. Hermosa Beach and the Southbay were home to many of the best early surfboard shapers, names that are legendary in the sport and lifestyle. Greg "da bull" Noll was one of such surfers based here in Hermosa. His first shop, as pictured here was located roughly where Pier Ave meets PCH (pretty much right where the current tanning salon is located).
As part of this beach community, we want this blog not simply to highlight the best and coolest in design ideas, but to also pay homage to those who made this town what it is today, and even to allow us to incorporate some of this spirit into some of our design work. So here are a few more pictures below paying homage to Greg Noll, the first to surf giant Wiamea Bay.