Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bio Mini 5'3''

This is the order card Chad gave me for his board. It is glassed with the clear bio epoxy, and shaped from a recyclable blank. I have not done many of these boards with the full size keel fins. It does not have a stringer, just a glue line. This board will be super fast and will do radical flexing.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Paipo for Tubes

3'4'' paipo. This one has a bit less volume than the usual ones I make. David said he wanted to pull into mostly close out tubes, good old South Bay beach breaks. The bigger paipos have a hard time holding a line in the tube in that kind of surf, so I shortened, narrowed and added some lift in the nose.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

6'8'' alaia

This one is for Josh in Florida. A couple of planks of special wood are turned into a finely tuned speed machine.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This one is for me. 6'6'' wood bottom, wood cork wood rails, glassed with Entropy bio resin, and shaped out of a recycled blank. I tried cork in the rails this time. I want to see if their is any difference in flex. I have seen Paul Jensen and Danny Hess's wood boards using cork on the rails. They look really good. I don't think cork is much lighter, if any lighter than the wood I use, but I think it will be interesting to see how impact compression reacts from rail dings.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Not So Finless

Fin for Gabe's Board

Hitching a ride to Black's.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Corky, bellyboard

3' belly board for Jim. I pressed two layers of cork onto some paulownia and added a little kick in the nose. Then I glassed it with entropy bio resin. Jim likes some handles at power points so he can push and pull so he can bury the rails on turns. I added the cork so it would add some float. I hope to get some feedback tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Made with sustainable wood and coated with plant based Entropy bio resin, these are very environmentally sound planes that work really well. Cyrus Sutten and I design and make the planes under the Surfcraft Cooperative logo. They also have a adjustable strap made by Micheal Disculpio up in Santa Cruz. Patagonia in Cardiff, Mollusk in Venice, and Wetsand in Ventura are carrying them, or contact me or to order a custom.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scenes from the Right Coast

Here is some Bluegill action from New York. I sent this board their around a year ago to Jeremy. His son seems to have taken a liking to the Bluegill slide.