Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing Page
Yep it's me, Bruce Gabrielson, the 1960s Huntington Beach Snake, still alive and charging the surf as best I can after over 55+ years on a surfboard. If you're an old friend, please email me. Otherwise, say hi if you see me in the lineup in Maryland, Delaware or in other parts of the world.
This web site was first put on the net as an FTP messaging board in 1990 while I was working at Naval Research Labs using a blackmagic domain. To my knowledge it was the first Internet surfing website. I believe my book, The Complete Surfing Guide for Coaches" was also the first full text book placed on the Internet about 1991 while I was researching bandwidth issues.
I no longer update this site or my facebook page that often since I retired. Been a long time at it but now it's time to fade into the sunset. I've gotten to know many great surfing friends over the years. Maybe I will run into you someday. I still get emails.
My postings on FACEBOOK
We offer the only NSSIA accredited surf school with actual certified surfing instructors (not just certified CPR) in Maryland.
For more information on the Surf Cards I create and provide for the International Surfboard Builder's Hall of Fame events, the NSSIA, and for other surf organizations click here
In addition to being a certified surf instructor, I have coached many professional level surfers over the years including Mike Downey, Jeff Smith, Bobby Burchell, Bobby Nishi, Rick Fignetti, Ron Crumby and more recently North Shore standout Aaron Powell. I only coach in the Mid-Atlantic region. If you are interested and think you might be able to step to the next level, let me know.
Below are links to my various resources. For pictures taken of me and by me over the years click the pictures link.
To my shaping mentor Dale Velzy's special shaping equipment display that I sometimes show at special events.
If you plan to visit me or this area, here is what you will see!!
Bruce Gabrielson, PhD
Feel free to email me your comments, etc.
Still Competing but with injuries adding up and age I've really slowed down. - 2010 ECSC Finals
This is the original first surfing web page (but now with a domain name). It was put on DARPANET using Mosaic in 1991 (while I worked at Naval Research Lab). I originally used it to transfer files and then put my coaches surf book on the web when Mozella was invented.
Link to the Shapers Tree - You can find me on the Dale Velzy branch