Comfortable, adjustable velcro strap. Embroidered White Owl logo. Domestically produced.
A lifelong waterman and early Santa Barbara surfer, Jeff found White Owl Surfboards, Surf-N-Wear surf shops, the Beach House with Roger Nance, and started the Rincon Classic (a Surfrider fund-raising event). Jeff Began as a Velzy gremmie in Hermosa Beach, and later, while serving as a Carpinteria lifeguard 1958-1961, won many dory racing championships with rowing partner Paul Hodgert. At White Owl, he produced top-quality surfboards with everything done in-house–blew his own foam, used the best materials, and employed such craftsmen as Stan “the Birdman” Veith, Tom Rowland, Brian Bradley, Tom Hale, Phil Becker, and Marc Andreini. courtesy of Surfer’s Journal
Gregg Tally is a direct descendent of José Francisco de Ortega, the first Commandante at the Santa Barbara Presidio. Tally, 59, is also a diehard surfboard maker who revived White Owl, one of Santa Barbara’s first surfboard labels, ran by Jeff White and Brian Bradley in the 1960s. In early August I chatted with Tally at the Beach House in Santa Barbara, exclusive White Owl retailer, for the lowdown. courtesy of DEEP Magazine