Monday, August 22, 2011

Newport shaper Russell dies

My O.C. friends sent me a notice about the death of well-known surfboard shaper Robert Russell Brown, who made the best boards for the hottest riders of Newport Beach in the 1970s.

Russell was all about sharing his love of the sea with everyone, and seemed above all the ego-driven mania on the Peninsula during the day.

Russell set the tone for the Newport Beach surf culture.

Read the report here.