Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing School
Surfing lessons in Ocean City, MD
SUP lessons given near our shop at Brown's Beach in Chesapeake Beach, MD
This is the original Wave Trek Surfboards of Huntington Beach, re-born and well - Snake and his shop are now located in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. For surf or SUP lessons we supply everything from boards to wetsuits, plus carry wax, fins, leashes, rashguards, and other related items right at the beach. Stop by and visit during our surf school lessons in Ocean City or SUP lessons at Brown's Beach near our shop.
Look for our Surfboard Sign 3 miles south of Chesapeake Beach on Rt 261.
While you are here visit the Snake Gabrielson Surf Art Gallery and Museum. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for this area
Snake is only making custom Wave Trek boards at this time but we do have plenty of used boards at fair prices available.
We do product endorsements, repairs of traditional and epoxy boards, SUPs, windsurfers, etc. plus shape and glass custom boards.
While our shop in Chesapeake Beach is only open evenings from 6-8pm, due to the many historical items you can see when you visit, weekend and evening gallery showings are only open by appointment. There is no cost for gallery and museum viewing.
The NSSIA Offices and Snake Gabrielson Surf Art Gallery and Museum are located in the offices above the shop. It's an interesting place to visit while you are here.
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF THE PRODUCTS ENDORSED BY SNAKE
Recent custom EPOXY Fish shaped by Snake and click the picture to see the first day of glassing since the 1960s at the shop. This blue and white funshape board was shaped by Dave Soble, a shaper and Tatoo Artist who designed the Snake's Surf School logo and one of the WT logos. He also draws other super surf art works besides the tatoos.
Sunset - Old HB Pier from the Mirror Image Collection
Surfer Magazine article about 1972 WSA 4A Contest
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
March 1972 Laguna Surf Festival Article
1973 Dohenny Contest - OC Daily Pilot Article
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
Ray Bond's Interview
Wave Trek T-Sirts, $15 + $4 shipping - WT Decals are $1 each.
Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson
firstname.lastname@example.org - (240) 464-3301
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.
Our surf lessons are listed on Thumbtack.
To Wave Trek's write-up in Andy Anderson's surfboard manufacturer's book