Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Encinitas Surfline Shapers Alley


Check out this article.  They did not put me in the South Bay version because I moved to Encinitas a couple months before.  I am glad the included me here along with these great shapers, many of the with long roots in the area.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I'm getting some boards ready for the Stokefest event Sunday morning at the Scripps Pier, northside 7am to 11am.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Productive Weekend

Sydney and I got away this weekend to the foothills of the Sequoia National Park.  Sydney caught her first fish.  I took the jackpot.  Riverside, I did some finish work on a pile of handplanes.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Paipo Class At Grain In September


     Please check out the link to Grain Surfboards.  I will be going to Maine to teach a class September 8th and 9th.  We will be making paipos.  Last year we did a alaia class. It was a really good time.  Most of us camped at the Grain farm.  We surfed in the morning, worked on the boards during the day, surfed in the evening, then had a couple of beers with dinner. Everyone in the class made a really nice board, and said they had a really good time, highlight of their summer.
      I have been riding paipos a lot.  The boards are really fun to ride, and make the most out of every session.  Definitely a board everyone should have in you quiver.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Body surfing Handplanes at Patagonia

Just delivered some some Wegener/Surcraft Cooperative handplanes to Patagonia in Cardiff.  Take note of new handplane bag also at the store.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bluegill in Cardiff.

6'6'' Bluegill.  The perfect mix of alaia speed and slide and foam board wave catching ability.  This one is now at Patagonia in Cardiff.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Board Benefit.

The collaboration board between Nathan Gibbs and I has been oiled.  It really looks amazing.  This board is for the board art benefit for Surf Aid.  I shaped the alaia out of  California Sequoia wood, and Nathan did two incredible California themed paintings.  Please see link to learn more.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Working at the Beach

This evening while Rosa was surfing, I brought a couple of handplanes to the beach an did some finishing touches.  In the morning I will put in the straps then deliver them to the Patagonia in Cardiff.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Latest Wood projects

3'10'' Winged Paipo, 6'8'' Stuth, 4' Paipo.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Foam Pick

This is Mike's finishe new tooth pick, also known as a kookbox.  9'8'' 4'' thick.  It has a concave bottom and nose and tail blocks.