Wave Trek Surfboards

5005 Bayside Road (Rt 261)
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Click for Directions (don't go by GPS).
Look for our Surfboard Sign 3 miles south of Chesapeake Beach on Rt 261. With my retirement, the shop is normally closed during the winter between early January and late March. Call me at 240 464 3301 before dropping by.

Founded in Huntington Beach CA in 1969 - Re-born in 2005 in Maryland

We have some very cheap starter boards you should take a look at.

Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing School
Surfing lessons in Ocean City, MD. Contact us for private lessons or bed and breakfast surf camp.

We also have a great ride share group if you want to take day sessions to surf on weekends.

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.

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. shape and glass custom boards, plus we design and print surf cards for many organizations and instructors.

The "Snake Signature Model" Longboard, our hottest seller. An easy riding EPOXY that is both fast and a smooth noserider. Ask or Team Rider Drew Rathgeber or ask at the shop to try one out.

For more information on the Surf Cards I create and provide for the International Surfboard Builder's Hall of Fame events, the NSSIA, and for other surf organizations click here

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.


Left is a custom EPOXY Fish shaped by Snake. Click the glassing picture to see the first day we started up our glass shop since the 1960s shop in Huntington Beach. 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

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
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

    To the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame website where Bruce is a Director

    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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