Wave Trek Surfboards

Founded in Huntington Beach CA in 1969. Moved to Maryland in 1980. Closed out doors in December 2023. I keep this side just for historical reasons but may shut it down someday.

Started shaping boards in 1969.
I shaped and glassed maybe 3000 boards during my long shaping career.

Here is information for a local group if you want rideshare to surf on a weekday or 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


Sunset - Old HB Pier from the Mirror Image Collection

We make surf cards for various surfers who want their own. Contact us.
I am now clearing out all my personal used boards. Drop me a note. 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
Carving Waves Video
Assateague Video

Contact Information:
Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson
hbsnake1@yahoo.com - (240) 464-3301

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

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

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