Reynolds "Renny" Yater was one of the first real commercial surfboard builders of the 1950s. He was from the generation that really put surfing on the map. As the sport of surfing has continued to grow and flourish throughout the years, so too has Yater's reputation as a leading contributor to the surfing industry. Perhaps even more remarkable than Yater's early accomplishments has been his ability to change and grow with the industry, staying on top of current trends and new materials while continuing to produce innovative new boards. During the 1960s, he shaped the Yater Spoon, one of the most innovative surfboard designs of the time. And still to this day, the Spoon holds up as one of the best functional nose riders in the world!