Tuesday, February 24, 2009


On average it takes me twice as long to shape one of these as any other board because of the amount of volume I take out of them...the rails are thinned out to just a little less than the point of an index finger (not a sausage shaped finger either...). I'm not sure how to fully express how bladed these boards are, but most people that have seen them have remarked on their similarity to an alaia...(also note the fin placement compared to other hulls).
Its up to you to decide how you like it, but so far a whole lot of perspectives have been warped...

Albers... Photo: Bogus

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Kyle Albers, She Hull, photo: Bogus

Hurricane Albers

She Hull, meet Kyle Albers:

photo: Bogus

Thursday, February 19, 2009


6'3 Gull named Lalo...ridden by Jonny at the bu:

photo from warmjet...thanks guys!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Paul Costales wrote a little article about me/PC on Edhat.com, give it a read; I'm REALLY stoked on it :)

Paul's Article

Herbie Would Be Proud

photo: Bogus

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Destroying a Lineup Near You Soon

Custom 11' blank coming at the end of the week from ice9...

then to a lineup near near you soon after...

my new summertime hooptie :)

Can't Help It

I really should save these for future blog posting...buuuuuuuuuut...

photo: Bogus

Monday, February 16, 2009


Certified bucket thrower Trevor Gordon, on his 5'3 nug...

photo: Bogus

A Similar Sort of Kick

Came across this awesome find on youtube today.
"When you don't surf you can't understand it, when you do surf you can't explain it."

You Will Be Missed

Nari took two of my beloved boards with him back to Japan today, my 5'9 Evo fish and my 7'6 chambered paulownia hull...Arigato!

but we all know what happens when I sell boards out of my quiver...new experiments and demo boards on the horizon!

Dont Quit Your Day job...

...but if you do, Sexwax doesn't sound like a bad place to work:


I'm guessing lunch breaks look something like this...

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I ran across this today while looking at movie times on hollywood.com........wondering if it was intentional. Either way, I'd have to agree:

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Shirts!

Hey eeeeverybody, I finally got some new shirts...sizes small-xxlg.
Colors are green, dark brown, light brown, dark blue and gray.

Keel logo on back:

and on the bottom/hip of the front:

$10.00 each...inquire within:

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Some happenings behind the Beach House today...Antoine shredding some paved gnar:

photo equiptment: LG VX9100 phone.


Years ago I met Nari and Takeshi in the water on an ultra fun day in montecito, the session was magic and we all had a great time sharing waves and broken english; our most in depth communication was through wave riding and sharing boards.

The first year I met these two guys was the first year that I started shaping boards, ever since then we have somehow all crossed paths in the water once or twice a year, each year they've gotten to see the latest of my boards and my experiments...Nari flys in from Japan every winter for a week or two and somehow we always run into each other in the water.

Yesterday morning as I was leaving the lower Rincon parking lot after a surf with Jonny and Lalo, I saw the dynamic duo pull up for the first time this year. Nari had just flown in that day, and they had their same two old logs in the back of the truck, just like last year, and the year before, and the year before that, and the year before that!

I had given my phone number to Takeshi last winter, so I told them to call me and come stop by the shop to hang out and chat for once outside the lineup...
Nari came out today with a few of his friends who flew here with him for the week, so I gave them the grand tour of the lesser seen side of SB and my shaping room, then took them to the glass shop to show them some interesting orders which are all about half way done at the moment.

Needless to say it was really really cool to hang out with some old friends, and show them the progress that has been made since we first met!

Seeing Blue

Jordan's new 5'3 nugget, glassed with 2oz. Texalium:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Morgan got a photo of my hand published in Tracks Magazine...stoked!
the caption starts: "The hand of god."
I don't know if I'd go THAT far...but I'll take what I can get, haha!

Where Dirt and Water Collide

I decided to pick up my camera again after a long hiatus. With a whole lot of inspiration from Kyle and Morgan, the help of some jackass who stole my digital SLR last summer, and the finding of an old roll of Ilford fp4 while cleaning my garage, I loaded my first roll of b&w film in quite a while...

Little Rincon Check


Baja Bobby

Kyle Albers

Kyle Albers 2

Work Boots

Work Boots 2

Monday, February 9, 2009


Morgan keeps sending me insane photos of that little red 5'3 quad in action...check out T.Rev's shreddage:

Trimming the Excess...

Soooo after a um...hiccup with my billing regarding my website hosting, I decided to nix the old site and put up something that shows what I'm up to NOW, not 2 years ago.

I also decided to trim some excess fat from the site, so give the new one a look and enjoy!


I <3 Mini Road Trips

Took a little drive down to OC over the weekend to see the Slave 4 Soup show, surf a bit (see below for what we came across...), and meet some new faces. I also got to hang out and sacrifice a goat with the Svrf/Destroy crew...they're a trip.

GrassisGreener has a full writeup of our Adventures, and some killer photos to go with!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pelican Action

New logo!
Not to worry, its still very pelican-y...I've been trying to nail this one down for a few weeks and finally got it to a place that I really like. simplicity is key, so without further ado, here she is!

(btw; the Pelican Head logo is still available also)


I love this picture. Belinda Baggs. End of story.
Except that I'm very sorry I dont know who took it...

Way Back Machine

Until we get my photos from yesterdays epic 'con session back, I'll share some older stuff.
This photo was taken by my friend David Teichner back in 2005...he decided to paddle his newly acquired medium format camera out with us in the lineup, wrapped in a towel to snap a few photos, this one has been a favorite of mine ever since!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lil Help

Saw this on craigslist this afternoon:


i remember that one well :)
Someone will be stoked!

I Feel Funny

Shamelessly poached from the good fellows at Svrf&Destroy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Painting day at the new shaping room:

More at Timberline, thanks for the pics Kabir!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Blake's 9'2 was shaped today in the newly built and painted shaping room:

Glimpses of greatness in the background:

Albers spreading some vampire octopus ghosts in the new shaping room:

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm Coming up

I am now a fine art collector/owner.

via my buddy Albers.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Morgan f*ing rocks my world...new photos from last week:

Herbie snoopin' it up:

Compressed air, meet face:

(Morgan's suggested caption: "Blowing myself:")

Possibly my favorite shaping photo to date, something about this one gets me!

Looking at these photos from my perspective; after seeing countless re-hashed photos and angles from other photog's, this one stands out for me as well...simply beautiful and more poignant than I think was intended: