Barbarians Rising

Denny Keogh

Denny Keogh

Born in 1937, Denny started surfing in 1945, aged eight, and began shaping balsa Malibu boards in 1956.

Denny started Keyo Surfboards in 1960, building foam boards with blanks supplied locally by Union Carbide. For a time he and Barry Bennett fought for supremacy in the blanks market, before Denny decided to focus on his high quality performance boards, that were ridden by champions.