Wave Trek Surfboards

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

Started shaping boards in 1969. I have shaped and glassed maybe 3000 boards. Never went back into major production after the robbery we had around 1979. Just a few boards every month.

The Wave Trek Surf proudly represented and competed for Huntington Beach Surfing Association from 1969 to 1979.
Now that I'm in my mid-70s, 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 private surfing lessons in Ocean City, Maryland during the summer.

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. plus sell used boards and wetsuits. Also, many of Snake's old team riders often contact him with great stories from the past. I often post them.


Sunset - Old HB Pier from the Mirror Image Collection

We now sell surf cards including the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame and the Walk of Fame inductees, plus a few others. Various years plus legendary shapers sheets.
Great gift for cllectors. We also make cards for various surfers who want their own. Contact us for various available sets.
We are trying to clear out all our used boards during the summer, 2023. Here are some of the deals we have.

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.

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, $20 + $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.

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