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Kroll Surfboards

This winged pintail board was donated by its owner, Steve Hops who originally purchased it back in the mid-1970s. He only rode it once or twice and so it’s in pristine condition.

After surfing around the internet for info on shaper Steve Kroll, I was only able to pick up these few tidbits. Kroll was a board builder from the Dana Point area and at one time or other shaped for Herbie Fletcher, Blue Cheer, Graphlite, Rick James, and South Shore as well as his own label. Apparently he was roommates in San Clemente with surf photographer, Ron Stoner at one point as well.

And this comes from At the time, all of us 'underground shapers' wanted to gain experience and the only way to do that was to grind LOTS of boards. This was that chance for me. Over the next couple of years I shaped SO many boards. At one  time, during the first twin fin era, we had me, Steve Kroll, (a fantastic master shaper form Dana Point), and the legendary Ralph Parker all grinding. Kroll  and I lived in our cars right in the parking lot of the factory and did an honest 10 twins a day,  EACH, 7 days a week, for 6 months solid. —Mike Perry, circa 1970s



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