Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing Page
Yep it's me, Bruce Gabrielson, the 1960s Huntington Beach Snake, still alive and now in my late-60s, but charging the surf as best I can after over 50 years on a board. 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 is the first Internet surfing website.
We offer the only NSSIA accredited surf school with actual certified surfing instructors (not just certified CPR) in Maryland.
Check the lessons link below..
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 Fignettiand more recently North Shore standout Aaron Powell. I only coach in the Mid-Atlantic region now. 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!!
My Surfing Biography (from my coaching book)
Bruce Gabrielson, PhD
Feel free to email me your comments, etc.
Still Competing but a Bit Older Now - 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 late 1992 (while I worked at NRL). 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