Greg Stanley: Hemp Surf Art
In Greg Stanley’s words “I’ve always enjoyed art and fell in love with Santa Cruz the first time I came here in 1981, when I was 19. The first time I ever surfed was in 1985 off Pleasure Point. It was like magic. I discovered a composite board made from Hemp 6 years ago and began using it as my canvas. I loved how the material reacted with my oil bar and watercolor.”
Greg came to Santa Cruz at age 19 from Chico, Ca to work as a camp counselor at Kennolyn Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He then lived and worked here full time as a builder and a graphic designer doing work for local clients like the Dream Inn, Joe’s Falafel and Sandwich and Sport About.