Known as the “Father of the Modern Longboard”, Steve Walden is one of the most creative shapers to ever pick up a planer. Raised in Southern California, Steve honed his skills in Hawaii during the 70’s, and while the shortboard revolution was in full swing, he focused his energy on developing high performance longboards.
On his return to California in the early 80’s Walden unveiled his wildly successful Magic Model, a design that would revolutionize longboard surfing, and bring global awareness to Steve and the Walden brand.
Today when Steve’s not shaping you’ll find him sharing waves was with friends, and pondering his next revolutionary longboard design. To this day Al Merrick and Rusty credit Steve with spawning the performance longboard movement. Oh, and Steve still holds the record for the longest nose ride in competition history…
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