Wave Trek Surfboards

Founded in Huntington Beach CA in 1969. Moved to Maryland in 1980.

Celebrating over 50 years making bords.

I no longer make many off he shelf but still make a few custome boards and have a limited selection of new and used boards in the shop. I give surfing lessons in Ocean City, Maryland.

Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing School (closed for winter)

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. plus sell used boards and wetsuits.


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.

Sunset - Old HB Pier from the Mirror Image Collection

We now sell International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame cards. Various years plus legendary shapers sheets.
Great gift for cllectors. Sheets of 7 or 8 cards are $10 plus $2 shipping. Contact us for various available sets.
You can see the cards on the ISBHOF.com web page.

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.

Surfer Magazine article about 1972 WSA 4A Contest

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

Link to Snake's Velzy Equipment Display

  • Here are short video interviews about Snake. Check them out. More on the library page.

    Ray Bond's Interview on the ISBHOF page
    Carving Waves Video
    Assateague Video

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

  • Contact Information:
    Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson
    hbsnake1@yahoo.com - (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

    HBSA Walk of Fame Nomination
    So far HB's greatest club didn't make it.