Dave Parmenter has worn a lot of hats in the sport and industry of surfing, including being a Top 16 ASP pro surfer, head judge for the NSSA in the 1980s, writer for all the major surf magazines since 1981, big wave surfer, co-founder of the standup paddleboard industry, and commentator on the surfing world with an eye cocked toward historical context. With roots as a backyard shaper from 1975, Parmenter has for decades been a technical writer covering all aspects of surfboard design and construction, including heading up the board design wing at the very first online surf magazine, Swelldotcom back in 1999.

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