Bill Stewart, better known as “Kentucky’s Greatest Surfer”, was born in Bowling Green KY in 1951. By age 2, his family had relocated to South Florida. It wasn’t until the summer of 1964 at age of 12, that he caught the surfing bug. Bill was at the beach with his best friend Bookie. Bookie’s dad was a local surfer and had let the kids go out on his surfboard. After a few attempts Bill stood up on his first wave and rode it all the way to the beach. He was instantly hooked! He went on and spent that whole summer mowing lawns to earn the money to buy his first board which was a 9’2? Hobie.
With the success of the Hydro Hull, Stewart Surfboards grew exponentially and Bill opened a larger shop in his favorite surf town of San Clemente. The shop has been at that same location for 28 + years. It’s just a short drive up the coast from San Onofre and Trestles.
Bill Stewart – An Artist, Shaper, Inventor and Surfer with no stopping in sight.