FIN: Single Fin Box
Ed Sakals love for surfing began back in 1959, when he was 10 years old. At 15, Ed started entering WSA contests and rode for Greg Noll surf team. Later, Ed found his way to Hawaii and worked for Greg Noll, Mystic Surfboards and Lightning Bolt. This was the beginning of his love for the craft of building surfboards. When Ed came back to the mainland, he worked for ET Surfboards in Hermosa Beach. Ed began a family, with his wife Sandy and 3 kids, Tristan, Shawna and Ryan. With more responsibility, he took his passion for building boards to the next level. He started a glassing/shaping factory, then later opened his own surf shop, Bullit Surfboards in Huntington Beach, which eventually became Sakal Surf Shop and moved locations to Downtown Huntington Beach. Ed began to teach the craft to his son Ryan when he was about 5. Both Tristan and Ryan surfed in NSSA contests and Ryan eventually became a pro surfer. Ryan also started his own brand of boards, Ryan Sakal Surfboards, carrying on the legacy of Sakal. Ed’s Daughter, Shawna, has worked in the shop for several years and today is now running the store as shop Manager. You can always find Ed in the shop on Saturday chatting with customers talking about his latest shapes. In 2021, Ed was inducted into the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame and was nominated by Dick Brewer.