Thursday, March 29, 2012

Noserides and Belly Slides

This short movie was done by Kyle Chambers. Mick Rodgers is doing the nose riding and I am riding one of my new paipos. This paipo is 3'10'' by 17.5'' my latest ones are a little longer and wider

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Article in Japan's Blue Magazine

I'd like to thank Blue Magazine, especially Takashi and Junko, for including us in this mid length article in the latest Blue Magazine in Japan. I have been riding boards in the picture a lot. They work really good in the San Diego area. The Bluegill is 7'9". The yellow single is 7'0

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wood Working Week

Lately, I have been cutting, planing, sanding, and coating wood. The handplanesare popular at the moment. These have a fresh coat of Super Sap on them. The alaias are heading to Patagonia Cardiff, and the paipo is for continuing research and development.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Modern Single Fin

I finally finished the modernization remake of the old Lightning Bolt board. The rails are substantially more honed. The bottom has a light single to double concave. I did not change the rocker much, very mild. The board is glassed with super sap and clear formula bio resin. It came out pretty light. I should weigh it. With these changes, the board will be quite responsive and fast, which will add to the smooth, full turning a single fin does.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Finless Surfing from the Noosa Surf Festival

This is from this year, a couple of days ago. Tom is riding one of his Seaglass boards, a Albecore, soft version. Harrison Roach is riding a 5'10'' Peanut alaia I made him, and other sliders are riding various alaias and finless foamies. The Noosa Festival has a finless division, and it looks like a lot of fun.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

5'10" Wood Fish

5'10'' wood veneer top and bottom fish. The rails are wood and cork strips. Custom fins. The board and fins are glassed with the clear Entropy resin. This board went to kyle. Now we just need some waves.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Speed Squat

Browsing my archives I ran into some pics from 2008, the last time Tom was here. We got some epic waves this day. Tom is riding a 9'6'' toothpick and I a 7'2'' Anchovy Alaia.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Test Pilots

Naoto Suzuki and friend Kay visited the other Day. They are visiting from Japan. Naoto has a surf shop "Real Surf" there. While here he picked up a custom Bio Mini. This is a 5'3'' epoxy stringerless blank glassed with clear Super Sap. We went for a surf and Kay got pictures of us doing similar turns. I am on a 7'0'' Quadradamus.