Robert Howson is the owner of the Harbour Surfboards retail. Beginning as a team rider for Rich Harbour in 1980, Howson has helped transition Harbour from a surfboard manufacturing facility into a thriving retail destination. In part three of our Temples of Stoke series, Howson discusses the importance of honoring suppliers, working with millennials, and how to retain saltiness and protect a legacy while incorporating modern business practices. Enjoy! (and listen to episode 017 with Rich Harbour here)

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Rich Harbour, left, who began Harbour Surfboards on Main Street in Seal Beach in the early 1960’s, stands with current owner Robert Howson. / Photo: MARK RIGHTMIRE, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Rich shaping in the early 60s
1st Banana Model


Sponsor: Surfing Heritage & Culture Center @SurfingHeritage

Host, Producer, Writer: David Scales @David_Lee_Scales

Intro Music: Broken Social Scene, Pacific Theme

Outro Music: Cotton Jones, Blood Red Sentimental Blues


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