Welcome to SURFTROPHY.COM! My name is Dave C Reynolds. I'm a surfer/artist/craftsman from Huntington Beach, CA. I've lived in Orange County, California all my life. Local surfer and 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 HB! Surfing, paddleboarding, art and business. I consult and work with local restaurants and resorts making custom furniture and signage. I've learned to create all kinds of art including sculpture, resin casting, black light art, pinball machines, fine art, illustration and more.
After 45 years I still surf and paddleboard daily. I've surfed all over California, Mexico, Hawaii, Indonesia and Fiji. Since 1989 I've volunteered at the International Surfing Museum. I've had the honor of co-creating numerous exhibits over the years. As you can see I'm stoked on my ocean life and surfing. What stokes me the most is sharing the stoke of surfing with others. Whether it be my trophies, art or museum exhibits. Surf on my friends!
Huntington Beach surfer/artist Dave C Reynolds.