Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chicken Coop

We are getting some chickens because we can. Newborn chicks will be arriving any day now via the US Mail. They need to incubate for a couple of weeks under heat lamps, which will give us time to finish this coop. Big thanks to Adam Caap for helping us put it together. Below Sydney is telling Adam to "measure twice, cut once."

Doors are never easy to hang, but with a few beers we got this one in fairly easily.

Syd's locking the door until we get the wire and the roofing material.

Friday, March 25, 2011

6'9'' Wood Veneer Recycled Foam Bio Resin Bluegill

This one is for Alex ( I almost had to keep this one). Surfing and Kite boarding both will be done on this board. The dark wood is Sequioa.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Single Fin and a Bluegill


The sinle fin is 8'10'' whith a "v" bottom nose to tail. The Bluegill is 7'4'' and inspired by HIM.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More green boards and fins

This is a 7'0'' recycled foam blank glassed with Entopy Bio-resin. This is the color of the resin with no pigment. It can be a 5, 4, 3, 2, fin. It is for the Morro Bay area.

This is a marine ply fin glassed with epoxy. Recycled foam bio resin 6,6 oz deck, 6 oz bottom. This board is pigmented blue, as you can see. The board was really light. I forgot to take a picture of the whole board.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Something New

Ryan Birch, Mike Becwith , and I a couple of nights a go working on the ground level of a cool new board. More updates soon.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ideas for Finless Criteria in Competition. SEE VIDEO BELOW

It is a weird concept to apply to the rootsiness of riding an alaia or other finless style board, but with the popularity of this style of surfing, competition is a reality. I believe the first modern heats of stand up finless surfing was at the 2009 Buffalo Big Board Classic at Makaha. Since then their has been exhibitions at the Noosa contest in Australia, continuing divisions at The Buffalo BBC, and I am sure, other events. This year Australia has included a finless division at the Noosa Contest. Most amazing though, is the addition of a finless division at the Aussie Titles, which is like the Super Bowl to Australians. Australians take competition very seriously. The surfers and the judges will be aggressive and critical. Tom, my brother, is concerned that the judges in these contests look at wave riding on finless boards differently then finned boards, since one rides waves differently on the two types boards. He put together a video describing some of the maneuvers that can be judged. Think what you may about competition, the video has great surfing in great waves on great Wegener Surfboards. The outcome of all this shows the impact the alaia and its effect on modern surfing. It is more than a passing trend. It will continue to influence how waves are ridden and the designs of the modern surfboard. It also means their will be more finless surfing competitions, and the popularity of this king of surfingwill become more mainstream.,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bufallo Big Board Classic Alaia Division Winner

This is a picture of Kahi Pacarro from the event. Super cool.
This is a picture of the winner of this years Bufallo's Big Board Classic at Makaha.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Alaia Season is Here

This a 8'0''er inspired by Richard Kinvin. He got me to make the boards wider. This one is 18 3/4'' wide. This board can paddle really good for an alaia, and in this cold water gives me a little better float.