Our take on the classic 60s Clark Foam logo with a Localism twist. Clark Foam was founded in 1961 by Gordon "Grubby" Clark. Clark was born in 1933 in Gardenia, California. He surfed on heavy redwood surfboards in the 1940s and 1950s. He graduated from Pomona College in 1957, where he majored in math and physics, who had worked as a glasser, applying and funnying the fiberglass surface of surfboards for surfboard pioneer Hobie Alter. Alter set up a separate operation in Laguna Canyon making polyurethane blanks and put Clark in charge of it. Around this time, the surfing-themed movie Gidget was released and surfing became more popular. Clark was soon manufacturing 250 blanks a week for Alter, and in 1961 set up his own company, Clark Foam.