Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keel Fins

These fins are for a 5'10' fish. Having a ban saw is really nice. Much smother than a jig saw, less chipping.

A wall mounted clamp, crucial.



Pasted, ready to glass on.





Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tugger's Bluegill

6'10'' recycled foam blank, wood veneer, eco bio resin. The bottom is pigmented blue, so with the bio resin blueish green. we were going for a navy vessel look. The deck has some book matched pieces with some Sequoia for extra pizazz.



















Thursday, July 21, 2011

SUP finally finished

Once the wood was on and finished touch up shaping, I sent the board to Central Coast Fiber glassing in San Luis Obisbo for glassing. There, Aaron and team did some air brushing laminating, pin lining and put on a foam pad. Now it is on it way to San Francisco for paddling in the bay.











Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Finishing Touches


video


This is my new 7'9''. Jim Phillips cut up the poly blank and Mike and I glued in the stringers. 1/2 inch paulownia. I glassed it with epoxy bio resin. We took more footage with a I phone, but I can not download it into my editing booth.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spread the Love

hey Jon,

Anthony here. You may remember that I had a friend pick up an alaia blank for me in Encinitas. Well when I went down there to pick it up from him we also went over to the Patagonia store. When I saw that orange Bluegill in there I had to have it, So right then and there I bought it and convinced my one friend to demo the larger Bluegill and my other friend demoed the alaia. We surfed in front of the campground and had a blast. It was their first time going finless.

I just wanted you to know how much I am digging the board man. I am working up in Sequoia and Kings Canyon for the summer again. This past weekend I escaped to the central coast for a surf. I felt like I had the secret key to fun walking down the beach with that board. I got some awsome rides and I think this board is one of the most awesome surf crafts ever made.

Check out the pics, hope all is well and keep up the amasing work.
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Monday, July 11, 2011

A Very Good Time in Maine

http://www.grainsurfboards.com/classes/alaia-wegener
Maine has great waves especially for alaia riding.




This is from 2009. We toured New England with a pile of alaias, but it was Maine that blew our minds.






If you have always wanted to go to Maine here is a great excuse. In September, I will be there doing a class on shaping an alaia. By the end of the class you will have made your own alaia and will be surfing the perfect alaia peelers at the local break.




We were there in 2009 and were blown away by the waves, the landscape, and the friendly vibe.




The classes will be at the Grain Surfboard Factory, a rustic barn setting. The Grain website has more info.



Also, other cool activities will be happening. Cyrus Sutton and the Korduroy.tv crew will be there with movies and giving a handplane making course.



It will end with a bash at the beach with other special guests. Again please see Grain website.










April 2009

The first two Bluegills I made had similar fins, but I shaped them right into the foam design and glassed over them. Those boards were heavily influenced by a friend named Bob Stassi. He wanted a alaia but out of foam. I am pretty sure this is the first I glued the wood fins on. This was genius because the fins could be re-shaped every day. I am currently working on Bluegill #103.





Friday, July 8, 2011

8' Bluegill Speed Romp


video


Note the rooster tail while in trim.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New boards

These are boxed up and on their way to Japan. 5'8'' Retro Quad


8'4'' Mini Long pulled in single fin glassed all 4oz with coke bottle tint.


























Monday, July 4, 2011

Thanks Everyone for Joining Us Celebrating Rosa's Bday

I made this for her. A 8'2'' mini-long single fin. I used a polyester blank and glassed it with the bio-epoxy resin. This is the first poly/epoxy board I've done. It is a transition board from the 8'10'' she has been riding. She caught waves easily still had good trim, and was doing roller coasters and other position turns. Looks like a success.


Rosa holding one of the Silkie chickens she ordered in March, and should be laying eggs soon.




Some veggies picked from the garden to be eaten tonight.