Shooting the Bull with Hap Jacobs


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Hap Jacobs talks story on the birth of the surfboard industry and its denizens along Southern California’s South Bay beaches during the 1960s. From his stint in the the Coast Guard to his first custom-shaped surfboards, his fishing career to present-day board building, Hap is a man of many talents.