Dale Velzy, 1927 2005

Legendary surfboard designer and boardsports retail pioneer Dale Velzy, who helped launch the surf market and popularize the sport in the early 1950s, died May 26 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 77 years old.

In an age when surfing was still a fringe activity enjoyed by few, Velzy saw something bigger. In 1949 he opened the world