Born and raised in San Diego, Steve began building wave-riding vehicles, beginning with a marine ply paipo in 1965, and then shaping surfboards in the late 1960s. Throughout his life, as a designer and board builder, a highlight has always been tinkering and innovating. He shapes and hand-crafts each board and is known for his Pendoflex high speed torque tail designs.
Well, when we ride a normal board, it just feels like a board. A Pendoflex seems to tap more of the available energy. . .sort of like a Fiberflex skateboard, weighting and unweighting . . . building speed on speed. . . . The high speed torque built into these boards slingshots you around sections, yeah and also on top of them. They cover all kinds of area in the flats, are sure and steady in the tube and sick in the pit. Subtle flex characteristics fuel powerful rail turns, while the board conforms to the wave face.
The kind folks at Liquid Salt did an interview with Steve.