Dual Passions of Moto and Surf With California’s Forrest Minchinton


Forrest Minchinton’s father Mike Minchinton is a surfboard shaper. In addition to his own label, he builds boards for Robert August Surfboards. August was one of the main protagonists in the original “Endless Summer.”

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Shaper, Mike Minchinton, father of Forest Minchintion, laying down Iines and roots in California, 1975. Photo: Courtesy of Forrest Minchinton

Mike was friends with August and the late Bruce Brown, who not only made the classic surf film “Endless Summer,” but also its motocross equivalent “On Any Sunday.” Do you see where we’re going with this?

The Minchintons were always into all aspects of moto, as they were waveriding.

“My Dad, and his two best friends who were like uncles to me, were surfers. But they also grew up…

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