Wave Trek Surfboards

Founded in Huntington Beach CA in 1969 and open until 1980. - Re-born in Maryland from 2005 to 2017.

I no longer make commercial boards but do still make a few custome boards and give surfing lessons in Ocean City, Maryland.

Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing School

Here is information for a local group if you want to take day sessions to surf on weekends.

While you are in the area visit the Snake Gabrielson Surf Art Gallery and Museum. Ranked high on Trip Advisor for this area

We do product endorsements, repairs of boards, SUPs, windsurfers, etc.

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF THE PRODUCTS ENDORSED BY SNAKE


Sunset - Old HB Pier from the Mirror Image Collection

Surfer Magazine article about 1972 WSA 4A Contest


The History of Wave Trek Surfboards and Trip Stix Skateboards plus stories by WT Team members. Also many pictures of great Wave Trek Surf Team members over the years.

Dale Velzy helped Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson start Wave Trek in 1969. Here is the story about Snake and Dale Velzy from The Shapers Tree.

Here are a couple of more articles where Wave Trek or Snake are mentioned from the early 1970s.
US Championships article
HBSA Win
March 1972 Laguna Surf Festival Article
1973 Dohenny Contest - OC Daily Pilot Article

Follow Wave Trek ON FACEBOOK

Many of Snake's old team riders often contact him with great stories from the past. We will be adding a number of these soon and encourage others to send things when they get them.

Link to Snake's Velzy Equipment Display

  • Here are two video interviews about Snake. Check them out. One on Ray Bond's website and one linked on the Eastern Surf Magazine's website.

    Ray Bond's Interview
    ESM's link

    Wave Trek T-Sirts, $15 + $4 shipping - WT Decals are $1 each.

  • Contact Information:
    Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson
    hbsnake1@netscape.net - (240) 464-3301

    or write:
    Wave Trek Surfboards
    P.O. Box 550
    Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

    Snake's Surf School is a NSSIA Accredited Surf School.
    Drop Snake a note for small group and private lessons.

    If you are interested in having Snake attend your event, or just want to see the massive number of pictures from all his activities, check out or contact him through his his Personal FACEBOOK Page

    Our surf lessons are listed on Thumbtack.

    To Wave Trek's write-up in Andy Anderson's surfboard manufacturer's book

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