Dennis Jarvis of Spyder Surfboards joins The Boardroom podcast to talk about AmericaBoardBuilders.com. Jarvis, a California native, former pro surfer-turned shaper who built boards for elite surfers Tom Curren and Ross Williams. His board brand Spyder Surf expanded to offer clothing and is largely distributed through his three retails stores in the South Bay of Los Angeles. This positions him with a very unique and informed perspective on all aspects of board building. As some US-based brands have begun outsourcing surfboard manufacturing, Jarvis has identified a need to rally US board builders and legally ensure that imported surfboards are adequately labeled and taxed. Enjoy today’s conversation about the state of US board building with Scott Bass and Dennis Jarvis.
Dennis on the cover of Surfer Magazine in 1982
Jarvis was inducted into the Surfers Walk of Fame in 2015
Host & Producer: Scott Bass @BoardroomShow
Editor: David Scales @david_lee_scales
Music: John Coltrane, Giant Steps