December 30, 2005

Surfers in Turmoil With the Loss of a Major Supplier - New York Times


Is this happening on the Outer Banks. Certainly we must be affected by this closure.

Surfers in Turmoil With the Loss of a Major Supplier - New York Times: "Surfers in Turmoil With the Loss of a Major Supplier"
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The thefts began shortly after the day surfers call Blank Monday, when the surfing community from San Diego to Santa Cruz and beyond felt caught in the undertow of what Grubby Clark had done.

With the closing of Clark Foam, surfboard shapers like Michel Junod are hoarding polyurethane blanks.

Mr. Clark, a reclusive surf industrialist whose given name is Gordon, is responsible for producing foam cores, or blanks, for most of the nation's surf boards.

On Dec. 5, Mr. Clark abruptly went out of business.

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