Monday, May 30, 2011

Big board

10' 23'' 3'' For Mike

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kite board

This is Alex's new kite board. 4'8''. I pressed it into a mold and used fiberglass and bio resin to hold form. Alex wiil put some straps on it. Stay tuned. This may be sweet behin a boat also.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

BlueGill Fun

We are riding three different size Bluegills here I am riding a 8'4''. This is a great trimmer, section maker. It is a little less of a trick board. Mike is riding a 7'4''. This board does a mix of trim and slide maneuvers. Cory's board is 6'0''. It goes super fast, but is great for maneuvers also. The waves in the movie are from days that would be very difficult to ride on any kind of shortboard. One would have to work hard to get any kind of speed. Bluegills have speed automatically, so days like these are really fun.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bluegill Mary
This is a post on surfandthefury done by Mary, Surfsister. She is always surfing and riding all kinds of boards. Check out her blog.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

6'8'' Quadradamus

This one is for Collin.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Manufacturing Stoke

The guys from misfit pictures have made a film about surfing and about making surfboards. They dive into what materials go into boards and what can be used as alternatives. The movie premiers this weekend at Bird's Surf Shack. Saturday is sold out but look for Sunday's show. See movie trailor and tickets at the link above.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stoked Grommet

Watch out Raymond has a new board. " I am a shortboarder now," he laughs as he is imagining tomorrows surf. The board is 7'2'' stretched and pulled in Quadradamus.

Monday, May 16, 2011

SUP for flat water

Don'y worry this board will not be in a line up near you. It will be cruising in San Francisco Bay. 12'6'', 4''. 17.5''. It is not done, but it has been started.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

projects that need to be finished

The start of a Kite board.

Bio mini log with wood neneer deck. Hollow fish in the background.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Paipo Time

I was told this video had been blocked by the music via youtube. so I put it up again. I am riding a couple of differenet alaias 4'2'' to 6'8.'' Prone riding is fun to do enen in small mediocre surf.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

7'10'' Bluegill

This board just arrived on Oahu. Mike B. did the swirl. The board is for his brother who lives there.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paipo Time

Belly boarding on small waves on a wood board is very fun. You go much faster than on a regular belly board. Best of all, one can get tubed on a overhead wave just about every time. Here I am riding boards from 4'2'' to a regular 6'8'' alaia.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Model 5'10''

Gang, a new model that I am really excited about. Here in San Diego a lot of people ride Mini Simmons type boards, and ride them well. Much respect to Richard Kenvin and Hydrodynamica. I wanted to make a short, wide board, but wanted single fin control. The new model has the same speed bottom contour that I have been putting in my longboards. the template is the front half I use for a board popular with my Japanese customers called "The Mini Long." The back half stays wide as far back as possible until it gets to the fin. I don't want it to spin out so I pull it in. I rode it for the first time today, and I am very happy with it. Loose, fast, does off the lips, and can even scoot up to the front of the board.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Pretty Organic Stick

This is Matt's Bio resin recycled foam 9' longboard. This is his first longboard, usually rides shortboards. He wanted something light and pretty maneuverable. He was very eager to work with green materials. He really likes the board, even the smell of the bio resin. He did want any leash plug on the board. He rejoices with the great float and paddling. Also, states, the board is fast and is a section maker.