Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jacob Stuth alaia perfection

Geoff Fanning sent these pictures of a epic day in Australia. Jacob is strobbing in 1'' of water. Luckily he has no fins. Tom made this alaia and I am not sure of the size, but it looks like a Peanut design.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Friday's Highlights

Surf Sister came by to pick up a 7'6'' Bluegill. Having never used an alaia, most Bluegillers have, Mary will have to learn the slides and turns and adjust to warp speed through sections on the Blugill. Not a problem, the extra float should be an advantage. Check out her blog and follow her progress.

Mike Beckwith and Gabe Whorely also came by to work on some new boards. Mike is a early fan of alaias and helped me develop the Bluegills. After some time and a few Pacifico's we came up with this one. Gabe and I have been working on the Gabezilla model for a couple of years now. It is a noserider, Gabe is known for noseriding and hanging 11, his belly. This design is great because it feels faster than most noseriders, and fits into the pocket good, or even a little behind the curl.

Friday, June 25, 2010

All Yew from it is...Thanks again to the team at

Thursday, June 24, 2010

All Yew from

(vid wasn't working so here is the link until I can figure out how to fix it. thanks)

Here is a recent segment from Cyrus Sutton and the gang are working really hard to bring fresh, innovative and organic ideas to the public. It is great to have an outlet for material that may not be immediately accepted by the mainstream, but will probably one day have an influence on it. This clip portrays what I am currently working on, and I am really happy with it. I'd like to thank Cyrus, James Campbell, who filmed the segment, and the rest of for what they are doing.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Father's Day

On Father's Day prior to a nice family meal, We were in the shop working on various projects. While I was edging some lumber to make some alaia blanks, my brother Curt was working on a paddle for a little dingy he is making to shoot the rapids in. My dad was applying a finish coat to the hull. Squiggy was busy trying to make friends in the yard. She was having problems until he best friend, Sydney, was ready to play.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Memorial Day on a Bluegill and Alaia

This is from Memorial day weekend. Torrance Beach has been having a great spring season, which has been good for doing research on the latest boards. This movie shows how great the Bluegill trims front side and backside and how an alaia can do quick position turns in the pocket. The Bluegill is the 8'er and the alaia is 6'4''.

We are back from Mexico, and had a great trip. The waves and wind were good practicaly all day every day. I will be working to make a few short movies. Luckily the Montezumas did not effect any surf sessions and did not kick into gear until I was about to board the flight home. The guy in the back row isle seat was not stoked to see me heading his way, which was often.

Friday, June 11, 2010

We will be gone to Mexico for one week

A batch of Bluegills 7' - 8'4''

This is the quiver we are taking to Mexico, I forgot to place a 6'8'' alaia in the shot. a stuth with a light swallow tail. I hope to do a little beach fishing between surfs. Also I will have A lot of good footage to keep the post interesting, I hope.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Finless Research and Development Center

Sometimes we get away from the beach and look at wave riding from a different standpoint, or we just take a short trip to the mountains.