Bill Stewart

Boardworks is no longer carrying surfboards by Bill Stewart. However, if you like Stewart boards you will also like Bruce Jones longboard models.

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart was born in Bowling Green Kentucky in 1951. "I'm still Kentucky's greatest surfer ever," he laughs. "My family moved to Florida when I was 2. In the 7th grade my best friend's dad pulled us from school and took us surfing for the first time. I was completely hooked. I mowed 32 lawns in 1964 to earn the $32 to buy a used Hobie 9'2", my 1st board.

I lived for surf through high school and excelled in art classes. Bought a 1963 Ford van for $500 and split for the west coast. I ended up in Encinitas where I surfed Swami's everyday on my 5'6" Plastic Fantastic twin fin. Surfing my way up the coast, I landed at my dream location, San Clemente. I paid my dues polishing, sanding, and selling boards. I learned all I could about building surfboards, painting and shaping for Rick James. I used my airbrush skills to paint surfboards being second person to paint boards in this way. My big break came when I started airbrushing hundreds of boards for OP. I was hired by South Shore and later by Hobie for airbrushing and shaping. I continued to compete at a professional level on the Hobie team, having much success in local events."

In 1978, Bill started Stewart surfboards in the alley of Broken Dreams, Dana Point. "I hand painted and shaped, took orders, sold tees, took the money and ran my tiny Laguna Beach shop, building the brand one customer at a time."

In the early-'80s, Stewart began experimenting with modern longboard designs, and it was his three-finned, double-concave, beveled-rail Hydro Hull that became the cornerstone of his operation.

"The company grew; we opened a bigger shop in San Clemente where we still reside. We are still making hand shaped polyurethane and epoxy boards in the shop every day and have a full line of molded epoxy sandwhich boards with Boardworks."

For more info on Bill Stewart, please visit www.stewartsurfboards.com.

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Hydro Hull 7'6"

Design Notes

Bill Stewarts number 1 selling board, the Hydro Hull is a true high performance longboard that is very forgiving. With single to double concave and beveled rails, this board has quick release and projects into turns.

Dimensions

  • Height: 7'6"
  • Nose: 16 5/8"
  • Width: 21 3/4"
  • Tail: 15 1/8"
  • Thickness: 2 7/8"
  • Fins Included: Tri-Fin Future

Construction

TEC

Hydro Hull 8'0"

Design Notes

Bill Stewarts number 1 selling board, the Hydro Hull is a true high performance longboard that is very forgiving. With single to double concave and beveled rails, this board has quick release and projects into turns.

Dimensions

  • Height: 8'0"
  • Nose: 17 7/8"
  • Width: 22 3/4"
  • Tail: 14 5/8"
  • Thickness: 3 1/4"
  • Fins Included: Tri-Fin Future

Construction

TEC

Hydro Hull 9'0"

Design Notes

Bill Stewarts number 1 selling board, the Hydro Hull is a true high performance longboard that is very forgiving. With single to double concave and beveled rails, this board has quick release and projects into turns.

Dimensions

  • Height: 9'0"
  • Nose: 18 1/2"
  • Width: 23 1/8"
  • Tail: 13 7/8"
  • Thickness: 3 1/8"
  • Fins Included: 6.5" + Future

Construction

TEC

Hydro Hull 9'6"

Design Notes

Bill Stewarts number 1 selling board, the Hydro Hull is a true high performance longboard that is very forgiving. With single to double concave and beveled rails, this board has quick release and projects into turns.

Dimensions

  • Height: 9'6"
  • Nose: 18 1/2"
  • Width: 23 1/4"
  • Tail: 14 1/8"
  • Thickness: 3 3/8"
  • Fins Included: 6.5" + Future

Construction

TEC

Hydro Hull 10'0"

Design Notes

Bill Stewarts number 1 selling board, the Hydro Hull is a true high performance longboard that is very forgiving. With single to double concave and beveled rails, this board has quick release and projects into turns.

Dimensions

  • Height: 10'0"
  • Nose: 18 1/2"
  • Width: 23 5/5"
  • Tail: 14 3/8"
  • Thickness: 3 1/2"
  • Fins Included: 7.5" + Future

Construction

TEC

Pintail Perfection 9'4"

Design Notes

Coming Soon.

Dimensions

  • Height: 9'4"
  • Nose: 18 7/8"
  • Width: 23 1/8"
  • Tail: 14 1/8"
  • Thickness: 3 1/4"
  • Fins Included: 6.5" + Future

Construction

TEC

Pintail Pro 8'6"

Design Notes

The pinnacle of longboard performance. Based on Bills most progressive design, contest proven time and time again.

Dimensions

  • Height: 8'6"
  • Nose:
  • Width: 21 5/8"
  • Tail:
  • Thickness: 3"
  • Fins Included:

Construction

TEC

Pintail Pro 9'0"

Design Notes

The pinnacle of longboard performance. Based on Bills most progressive design, contest proven time and time again.

Dimensions

  • Height: 9'0"
  • Nose: 18 5/8"
  • Width: 22 5/8"
  • Tail: 13 7/8"
  • Thickness: 2 3/4"
  • Fins Included: 6.5" + Future

Construction

TEC

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