Welcome to SURFTROPHY.COM! My name is Dave Reynolds. I'm a surfer/artist/craftsman from Huntington Beach, CA. I've lived in Orange County, California all my life. Resident of Huntington Beach since 1978. In 1988 I had the idea to hand carve mini surfboards for fun. I then started mounting them in shadowboxes with art. I thought "Whoa, these would make really cool surf trophies". I contacted the World Surf Tour at the time and showed them my ideas. I got the job to make the trophies for the 1988 World Tour Awards banquet in Hawaii! Talk about starting at the top. With the money I made for the trophies I bought my first ticket to Hawaii so I could deliver and attend the awards banquet. Wow! All the pro surfers past and present I had only seen in surf mags. Since then I have created more surf trophies than anyone in history. 20,000-30,000 at least. I have designed and created surf and SUP trophies for contests and companies all over the world. Some of my customers include the WSL, Quiksilver, Coppertone, Verizon, Hawaiian Airlines and Pacific Life.
I've built this incredible life here in Surf City! Surfing, paddleboarding, art and business. I also work with restaurants and resorts here making custom furniture and signage. I create all kinds of art including sculpture, resin casting, black light art, pinball machines, fine art, illustration and more. All without a lick of schooling! I'm an expert in the subject of surfing. I've now been surfing for 45 years. I currently longboard, shortboard and paddleboard. I've surfed all over California, Mexico, Hawaii and Fiji. I've volunteered at the International Surfing Museum as their exhibits director since 2010. As you can see I'm stoked on life and surfing. My wife Kellie, my dog Bandit and I love HB and the ocean. What stokes me the most is sharing the stoke of surfing. Whether it be my trophies, art or exhibits. Surf on my friends! Dave.
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