The Bennett family have been one of the stalwarts in the surfing industry. Barry Bennett started making balsa & timber surfboards under his house in 1958 and the Bennett factory has been pumping them out ever since. Barry’s son Greg Bennett is now steering the ship and a big thank you to Greg for sharing his collection. Barry also is the founder of Dion chemicals, manufacturing and distributing, blanks, resin and fiberglass to the industry for as long as I can remember.
During all the years of manufacturing Bennett’s have had all the top name shapers and laminators as part of their team. If you needed work, Bennett’s was always there. Below are just some of the boards the Bennett family has produced.
I know I say it a lot and it may sound like a bit corney, but without these guys we wouldn’t enjoy the freedom of surfing the equipment we use today. A big THANK YOU to the whole Bennett family.