Bill and Bob Meistrell

Bill and Bob Meistrell (HM1R98)

Location: Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 50.7', W 118° 23.665'

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Bill and Bob Meistrell identical twins were born in Boonville, Missouri; Bill on July 30, 1928, and Bob 20 minutes later on July 31st. They started diving as kids in the farm's pond using an oilcan for a helmet, a bicycle pump and a hose for air. Bill and Bob had big dreams as Missouri farm-boys: own a submarine; be deep-sea divers; and go treasure-hunting. "Somehow we managed all three".

The brothers invented the first practical wetsuit in the back of their Redondo Beach shop, Dive N' Surf which was founded in 1953. From those wetsuits their legacy and iconic surf brand Body Glove began. Bill and Bob Meistrell will always be remembered as legendary watermen, lifeguards, avid surfers and icons of the surf and dive industry. A 32" replica of this statue is now the most sought after waterman memorial trophy in the world.
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HM NumberHM1R98
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 370990 N 3745844
Decimal Degrees33.84500000, -118.39441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 50.7', W 118° 23.665'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 50' 42" N, 118° 23' 39.9" W
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Area Code(s)310, 909, 323
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-308 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach CA 90277, US
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