My first surfboard was an OLE. It was a present for my 7th Birthday. Custom shaped by Bob for me – with the colors that I had dreamed up and my name in pencil on the stringer, and it was PERFECT. Changed my life. Yes, that surfboard changed my life!! Best board EVER. Ole is a legend in the surfing community and there are hundreds of story’s just like mine, especially here in Lahaina. Bob is still in the shaping room doing what he loves, shaping beautiful custom surfboards for people to ride & enjoy their love of the ocean. No wonder he always has a smile on his face. He is amazing! I stopped by the shop today to capture him in his element. I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to leave, I could have photographed, listened to stories from people stopping by, and looked at the surfing history and photos in his shop all day! The man is a living legend.
Bob “OLE” Olson started shaping boards in 1956. ”Ole is the oldest -living board builder that is still making boards.”
If you would like to Purchase an OLE custom Surfboard you can call Bob @ (808) 661-3459 or stop by his shop in Lahaina.