Tuesday, June 30, 2009

You End Here.


Monday, June 29, 2009

SurferMag Fame and Fortune

Well Blogosphere, this is it, I've made the big time...The checks are rolling in, mostly into my offshore accounts.
I've moved to europe and am shaping only for Oprah and Bono.  When I want.  

So long stinky, dismal Santa Barbara...nothing can stop me now, you can ALMOST tell it MIGHT be me in that tiny orange picture behind the subscription tag:

Here is the first page of the article (its in the new massive annual issue of Surfer Magazine, page 257):

Itty bitty photographer that I'm stepping on all the way to the tippity top of boatyard-board-building fame: Morgan

Murray Update

Murray has been finished and surfed (i'll let the guys give their own reviews, no blood was shed over who got to surf the board when, but it got close a few times), Morgan and Miles drove up to Ocean Beach with me for the weekend to hand off Murray and the Ice Cream fish to the fellows at Mollusk Surfshop to sample for a few weeks

M. and the Indo hull.

Art by Kent Keystone.

...The boards should be hanging out in the shop up there if anyone in the northlands is curious to see them!

photos: Bogvs

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Todd G.'s 7' indo-bound hull...sometimes it DOES pay to be a goofy-footed-hull rider...

Friday, June 26, 2009

I f*ing <3 Pizza

Two very fine and very different examples of my true favorite craft, the pizza.  Top, from Mesa Pizza Co...the finest in the land.  Support your local pizza builders.

New Boards

Reid G.'s custom 6'1" x 20 1/8" x 2 5/8"  WRP, with the king of the boatyard.

and Tony W.'s one-off 6'8" Roundpin for Fiji...jealous.

More Water Shots

Trevor gliding around on the Hullibut last week...waves have been less than epic up here but there have been a few hullable lumps.

photos: Mo

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Thats in Lbs. :)

The bottom contours showed up nicely in this photo, vee entry to a long double, blending into a single out the tail; I'm really proud to be shaping these boards and to be part of developing our build method over the past two years...They've hit a new level lately and I'm very very pleased!

Photos: Morgan

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


These were shaped a couple weeks ago and now are boxed and ready for Japan...Stubby on the left, TT Quad in the center, and a 6'3 hull on the right:

Bonus photo for added cute-factor:

photos from Morgan

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

6'4 for Japan

6'4 WRP heading Overseas.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Been A While

Rummaging through some old CD's, I found something pretty special to me that I haven't seen for a couple years...

Friday, June 19, 2009


For the past few weeks I've been enjoying the f*ck out of a shape Trevor named the Hullibut...Smoothed and sleeked tail outline from the widepoint, aft.  

Same nose as She hull, Dead Sled and Vampire, but the belly is relaxed in the first foot, and gets deep (as far as my hull bottoms go) from the sweet spot all the way back into the fin.  Rails are still close to non-existent...the deeper belly (due to feedback from Dr.Hillbers, endless thanks) gives it a whole new spring off the bottom.  

Josh L.'s Hullibut under the light:

The light:


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Real Insipiration

There are a lot of blogs out there, i find one blows the rest out of the water in terms of consistent quality material...TONS of really f*ing cool boards, way more than enough proof that they work; and these guys put out more stoke and historical knowledge than I'm sure most of us know what to do with...

If you haven't seen it before, check out Hydrodynamica's blog...

I had the pleasure of running into RK and Skip Frye in the water @ Rincon on Skip's 5-th surf-b-day a few years ago; RK was absolutely killing it on Casper, and the level of stoke in the water that day was higher than I've felt it since...These guys love what they do and it shows.

I will be the first in line to see the movie when it comes out, no matter when that is (you know what i mean :) ).


Lung Infection

Mike B., Reid G., and Todd G.'s fresh hotcoats above...Murray's deck below:

Board progress is slow this week due to a kinda hefty lung infection...back in action in a few days hopefully.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quote of the Day

"It looked like a fucking trashcan that would slice your legs off."

-J.T. on Vampire hull

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Hulls - resin hole^

PC boards - new lam^

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Murray x2

A whole lot of art in one place...Morgan's photos, showing the detail of Kent's one by one leaf action on Murray; I'm pretty f*ing stoked to be a part of it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


People seem to really like the color blue lately, which is cool, but now my whole glass shop looks like an old New Order song.

And theres even one more blue board inside the shop.
Thats the 5'5 sim for sale, Todd G.'s bali-bound hull, Reid's WRP, and Tucker's SDq (pictured below as well)

Old Guys Hate Me

Recent (actually...not really so recent, just redundant) online spats have turned physical. 
Head old-guy blogger KP, caught in the act.

Monday, June 8, 2009

N1ck's N3wB

Here is nick's 5'5 sim all finished up (5'5 x 23 x 3):

More curve in the last 2 ft of the board than most of the other simmons type discs; because i like it better that way...and a velo-y tail as requested by Nick...it really came together nicely.

A small review/writeup of the first two sessions on the board are at the bottom of this Surfermag.com thread:  

Also have a blue 5'5 of this same shape for sale at the moment, with lokboxes and glass keels instead of glassons; $550, brand spankin' new...email me at ryan@pointconceptsurf.com for info!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Local Art: Kent Keystone

Kent came out to the shop yesterday and artsied up Murray for me...i'm beyond stoked.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A note on triplanes

Just a quick note for now; i wanted to post up a tiny bit on the history of the triplane bottom...Greenough (go figure) developed and used it as a bottom shape on the kneeboard design that was between Velo, and the Edge Board.

George was looking for something that would go well in less than all time waves, since Velo only really turned on in great waves...The triplane bottom keeps the same rail line as a hulled out bottom, high in the nose and low in the tail.  But having it blend into an edge instead of a round curve gives you a flatter planing area in the middle of the board allowing it to skate (i hesitate to use that word though) a little more and use the less than perfect parts of the wave to your advantage.

I guess its a pretty natural (if you see greenough as the foundation) progression from hulls (velo derivatives) to triplanes, to...whatever's next (edge bottoms?).  we're all looking for the same hull feeling in a different wave situation...

So i guess all I'm saying is that inevitably we're all going to be filming dolphins and riding mats.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Meet Murray

Okay...heres a mindfuck that I finally got to put into foam after a few weeks of brainstorming.

5'10 x secret x 2 1/2" hull for beachbreaks/reefs...essentially.  the basics are; pulled in nose (16.5"), hip on the back foot, a bit flatter deck but still domed, foiled down rails with a lot of bite in the back end.
The bottom is a hull to triplane that fades off at the hip/fins, a single concave starts just ahead of the fins and accelerates out the tail; providing a good squirt off of the back foot for quick direction changes.  What i'm trying to accomplish is an accelerated tail rocker when you want it, and a hull rail line with release and pivot off of the tail plus an easy entry.

The fins are going to be tall flex fins, like chubby L-flex fins, with a tiny bit more base...or kinda stretched out MR style twins.  

I named him Murray.

Ice Cream Fo Sale

Selling the Ice Cream fishy!

5'7 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/8 or so, if i remember correctly; opaque pale yellow top and bottom, glasson geppys as well, this is a very flat, very foiled out twin that has been used lightly...asking $350

board is now minus the art on deck btw.

one more photo two posts down, on Albers' beautiful hardwood floor.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

OG Love $450- June Special

Here's one that is close to my heart; I shaped the original for the racks at the Beach House a couple years ago, one day the swell had filled in nicely and I was left downtown without a board...I had a crush on that shape so I pulled it from the racks and walked across Cabrillo to the water.
...I didn't ride another board on any day, for any conditions, for the rest of that winter.

This shape is a nice introduction to hulls, or a fun alternative to the blades I've been shaping lately; it's volume friendly, and has 50/50 rails with a hard edge in the tail.  The rocker in this board is more fish inspired, as is the template (aside from the velo style tail).  Bottom shape is belly to single, with the belly turning into a soft chime on the outer side of the keels to keep it loose off the back foot.

Ridden as a singlefin it is sublime, and the thing can handle itself juuuust fine on rail...click for evidence.

Set up as a twin is friendly and fun in beachbreaks and much more flicky off the top than a singlefin; lots of quick drive of the bottom for more active surfing.

Special price for the month of June; $450, (one color top and bottom) for the month of June...can be ordered between 5'8 and 6'5 (typical dimensions around 6'2" x 22" x 2 5/8").