RIP for Legendary Shaper Bud Gardner

Bud was a true gentleman and eternally stoked on surfing and surfing culture. The quality of his surfboards was legendary and his artistry extended to resin paintings, furniture and anywhere his creativity took him. Bud was inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame in 2010 as well as the International Shapers Hall of Fame in 2014. Bud lived by his own advice “To ride great, to look bitchin’ and to be treasured for a long time”.





  • Surfed with him many a time, he was good friends with my wife, Jayne Hurd. He was a great shaper, man and fantastic surfer.

    Sal Catania28 April, 2019
  • What a great paddle out for my friend Bud ! It was bitch’n! As he would say!

    Dan Sullivan24 July, 2019

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