BARRY BENNETT TO BECOME 38TH INDUCTEE IN THE AUSTRALIAN SURFING HALL OF FAME 29.02.16
ASB MAGAZINE: Pioneering Australian Surf Industry icon Barry Bennett will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Australian Surfing Awards this Thursday, 3rd March in Manly. Bennett will become the 38th inductee into the Hall of Fame, not just for his pioneer work as surfboard manufacturer and shaper but for the guidance he provided to many of the country’s leading shapers and surfers. Born in 1931, Barry started building plywood and balsa surfboards and skis in the 1950s at Waverly in the eastern suburbs of Sydney which quickly became a full-time job. He formed Bennett Surfboards in 1960 and opened a factory dedicated to the manufacture of surfboards and blanks in Brookvale.