Bill Stewart, better known as “Kentucky’s Greatest Surfer”, was born in Bowling Green KY in 1951. It was in the mid 80’s when Bill’s inventive mind, came up with the idea that would be the one of the greatest achievements of his distinct surfboard designs. He was after a longboard that would go faster and turn harder than what current longboard designs were capable of. The result of that search was the beveled rail Hydro Hull that had a distinctive single to double concave bottom and a 2+1 fin setup. To this day, the Hydro hull is still a proven design standard for the modern longboard. Stewart Surfboards has produced over 100,000 boards since the start of the company.