Sunday, January 31, 2010

Surfing is Funsies

Nathan sent me a nice shot of him goin' backside on his modified t-rev; check it out here.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Used VeloSim for sale!

Jeff H. is selling his velosim: 

$450 with a custom Midnight Products boardbag, glasson ply keels, this one rules.  
5'5 x 23 x 3

8'4 of Hull

More to come from this shape...very stoked on the outcome, she's got a big wide tail and a long parallel outline which will be presented to you all shortly!

Friday, January 29, 2010

For Reference

Nick Cook on his 5'10 SDq, in black and white...from the same evening and location as below.
photo: me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Was it a...


Nope.  It was just an epic session.
photo: me.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Into the

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Nico droppin' in on a 5'10 paulownia railed quad fish that has saw its fair share of tube time due to this particular pilot and this particular day.

photo: DiPierri

Monday, January 25, 2010


A funky little sequence shot my Keith Novosel of his 6'9 Dreadnought gettin' playful.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Plea for My Board!

So this is a different kind of blog post...but I need some help!

Just before x-mas vacation I let a fine gentleman borrow the board above...Shortly after, while in Seattle, my phone imploded and as some of you have learned, I lost all of my phone #'s and names...So this leaves me not knowing the name or # of the gent who has it...please help me find her!  call or email me if you've seen it or are the very fine gent who has it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tib Dits

An epic fish for a lover of crop circles, thats what's goin' on there at the tail; it takes all kinds!

And Colin B's little chip; I don't make many but i also never say no to an opportnity to learn!

Friday, January 22, 2010


Here's my quick interview from a local surf rag, DEEP:


Dear Storm, 
Please stop storming, my shop is going to drown.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Necessity Breeds Innovation

Okay, so not real innovation, this isn't space age or anything.

Here's a color preview of the new Gun Hull I'm working shots coming sometime in the near future 'cause I can't surf until 1) I finish this board, or 2) the guy I lent my 6'9 to a month ago and lost the number of gets a hold of me......

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Big Day

The Wolf came out yesterday and we broke ground on his new kneeboard.
This one is also going to be a flex spoon, but a Velo/Edge board hybrid of sorts...more planing speed on flat sections and slower waves due to the level planing surface in the middle, flanked by two heavy 'edges' that lead to a curved tri-plane.  

This sucker was a whole lot of brainstorming, while it was more than rainstorming outside.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

All In All...

Its just a...

'notha brick in the wall.

6'5" Hull/Gun.
I'm sick of breaking my smaller wave boards in big waves.
Full S-Deck, belly and piched 50/50 rails.

Go fast. 

Really fast.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Between epic sessions with Brandon, Nick and Miles, I found an hour or two to sneak away from the shop and get my groove on with my new surf is fun, period!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Used & For Sale

Albers is selling a 6'6 B3 I made for him a little bit back; very. very. cool board, you need it for this winter :)


Vampire Hull + Pumping surf

Friday, January 15, 2010

Drift Surfing Feature!

A big big thanks for Ed and Chris for their epic work on the DRIFT surfing feature they just put out!

Closed My Eyes...

...and I slipped away.

Kyle Albers' latest design, Count Duckula, near completion.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


My new G-10 flex fin, I was told the stuff doesn't work too well for hull fins because of sharpness issues, so i dulled the edges a little and by all accounts over the last few days of unreal waves, it goes really. REALLY. well.  Very springy off the bottom and forgiving off a long cutback...happy happy happy!

I have some more fin panel kicking around and can source more for other fins...if you're interested i'd probably make ya one if you want to give it a go!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Two Macking Swells, in Review:

Late December swell:

Early January swell:

R.I.P. Asymetrichull and Pinky, easily two of the best board i've had in the past two years, you did not die in took some he-man sized waves on the head and were blasted into oblivion at the same spot, in all of your balls-out trimming and overdrive producing bottom turning glory.

It is more than fair to say they were tested beyond their intended wave-size, which is half the fun of experimenting with shapes, pushing them to the limit and finding the point at which stringerless EPS and ultra bladey railed, 1/16" bass stringers don't live through.

This isn't about building myself the perfect board every time, it's about trying new things, finding new lines, new techniques, and new boundaries...and re-building my quiver before me and the boys waltz into waves like that again...........


Surfing win!  
All weekend long, never more than the 4 of us...Brandon shot this one of those days, I thought it was cute.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

5'2" x 23" x 12

12 layers of glass, that is.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Aotake indeed!!!!

Blue Magazine Feature

Translation is 90% done...will post asap...
Though I do know that Herbie is mentioned by name already :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Oh beloved hoard,
where art thou?

Saturday, January 9, 2010


My new personal Vampire hull got initiated today... Well overhead waves after a little journey into the wilderness.  Just me Brandon and Nick. Much more to come:

Friday, January 8, 2010


As I collect a little material for a flash-forward, as it were, here is a flash back to about a year ago...I did color work for Proctor surfboards for a little while on the side as I finished up school and connected the very few paychecks to pay the bills...everything seems to work out in the end if you stick with what you love and you have the time and energy to focus on it; money is always secondary to true success.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Neil Young, the Surfboard

There comes a time when a surfboard needs a name, and there comes a time when you name it Neil Young...its just something that happened to this one.

Brandon wanted a new board to have as a daily driver in beachbreak mush as well as fun point waves.  Something that can hang out in the car and your bases will be covered whenever/wherever...a good fun board that goes really this is what I made him.

5'10" x  19 3/4" x 2 5'8", concave deck and a somewhat thick tail for what I usually shape.  The bottom is a soft vee entry, into a light and wide double concave that fades and squeezes into a single concave out the last bit of the tail.  The template started out as a stretched out t-rev, then got a long straight portion thrown in for projection and trim speed, the wing adds pivot and straightens the tail outline to square off top turns...I like it a lot.  

Just like I like Neil Young.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Do yourself a favor and sit back, soak it in, and watch it all the way through.
John Butler Trio, a song called Ocean:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

For Sale

Got a line on two used hulls right now and was asked to put them up on here for anyone looking to pick up one of my shapes second hand!

First up is a 7' x 22 3/4 x 2 3/4 Hullibut (failsafe numbers for me and anyone else who's been riding them).  White and red resin color, this board was tempting me more than any other in recent memory...I almost shaped Tosh another and kept this one for myself, it's a beautiful board.
He's askin' $450 obo, it's been ridden less than a handful of times and is in flawless condition, contact me for info, its in SB:

Second up is one from the wayback files and is located in New Jersey, but Kyle is willing to ship it for those interested.  This one has stuck in my mind since I built it, a more forward templated beachbreak and shorter-wave hull that will go bananas in a good point wave also, not the full bladed rails i've been doing lately but very thin still, it's got a tapered stringer flextail, and a full pigmented bottom with an abstract deck patch thats also done in resin....check the old logo :)!
He's also asking $450 obo as it's in great condition:

for this board, email: