Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing Page
Yep it's me, Bruce Gabrielson, the 1960s Huntington Beach Snake, still alive and now in my mid-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. Unless I'm on the road, I'm usually in the Wave Trek Surfboards Shop in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland every Sunday afternoon.
We offer the only NSSIA accredited surf school with actual certified surfing instructors (not just certified CPR) in Maryland.
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, and most 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 interesting 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
This is original surf page (but now with a domain name). It was put on DARPANET in late 1992 (while I worked at NRL) and was the first surf oriented Internet web site. I originally used it to transfer files and then put my coaches surf book on the web when Mozella was invented.