The Foam Man


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A reader-supported surf publication founded in 1992, The Surfer’s Journal is vivid, authoritative, and independent. The goal of each 132-page bimonthly edition? A completely resolved composition. Balance. Color. Story. And purist surf energy from Page One to close-of-book.

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Steve Pezman sits down with Dave Sweet and listens as Sweet explains the technical and business processes through which he developed and sold the first polyurethane foam surfboard blank molds during the mid 50’s to individual buyers, as well as Laguna Beach’s Hobie Alter.