Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Vampires Like Gravel

Last saturday Greg Swanson came up from OC to snag his new Vampire hull on a somewhat breezy afternoon.  It happened to be shaped the same exact day that my personal Vampire got put under the planer, so they have a few striking it is:

Shortly after he picked 'er up, I guided him and his posse to my favorite point, and we were greeted with not only shoulder highish waves, but only one fellow out...after hours of debate over the precarious situation, we went surfing.

me and my new vampire ^ 

Greg and his new, strikingly similar, Vampire ^

surftastic photos from posse members Erica Burtrum and Alex Swanson.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Surf Lot Lessons

Hey, if the surf isn't that great...get the feeling however you want, wherever you want...this guy stoked me out like nobodies business after a less than memorable session!

Monday, March 29, 2010


That pretentious surf shop employee vibe is getting kindof old to me, wish people would lighten up and realize they've got it pretty good and just 'cause someone isn't wearing a flannel shirt and neon glasses doesn't mean they don't have something interesting to offer >>>>>>>>

Treat people with kindness and make no enemies.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

5'2 Velosim

Alejandro's 5'2 velosim, heading down Mexico this one's curves, I foiled the tail a bit more, and this one being extremely compact makes the curves really pop, I like it!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sacredly Crafted

After an 11 hour day between the glass shop and the shaping bay yesterday, something rather interesting happened...

Bobby L's modified-for-beacbreak-dreadnought took it's final form...

and now for my announcement:

I will have a select few boards on display at the Sacred Craft show on April 10th & 11th, AND I'll be shaping out a 7' bladey hull for myself in one of the shaping bays at the show!

So please come by and check it out, you may just see me lop off one of my fingers in there, or learn some bad shaping habits, or hear Herbie howl along with my planer, or maybe watch me flail around trying to get the foam dust out of my eye, or just come and introduce yourself to me, I LOVE meeting people who have seen the blog...

Either way, come by, check this board out, I'm way stoked on it and there will be lots and lots of other good viewings if you find my boards visually offensive :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Jordan's 5'5 t.rev (v2.0).  This second version of the t.rev is narrower, thinner and more foiled in the nose with a tad more rocker for the bigger days; the original version goes bonkers in anything from knee to shoulder head high, this one is meant to overlap the gap above that.

Lots of finished board pics coming in the next few days, 7' vampire hull, 6'9 dreadnought, 5'3 gullet, 5'2 velosim, 9'6 d.bowls etc etc etc...... :)

thanks for keeping me so busy, everyone!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

4'11 Default with Lakey

My default name for anything that is abnormal is the nug.  or super nug.  or shred is NSSA wonderchild/twice champ and new PC friend, Lakey Peterson, shaping a 4'11 that resembled a bar of soap; 

We shaped a 5'3 gullet together on Sunday, and she came back for more on monday!
ambitious, and doesn't seem to mind foam dust:

Velosim for the most part, save for the fishy kinda tail.

She's got a future in shaping if she wants it, check out the autograph...super pro:

And did I mention she's only 15?  and shreds...

Monday, March 22, 2010


Josh Farberow brought by his new finless craft for Raphael and I to give the Timberline treatment to, he's been shaping and riding these a lot lately and wanted to see if we couldn't add some wood to it! 

Saturday, March 20, 2010


murray/ice cream/hullibut sandwich.
Sappy Saturday!

Friday, March 19, 2010

How Two: Three Parts

Bobby L's 6'9" (x 22" x 3") Dreadnought got a little fabric's how to get down:

1) Draw some funk all over the place.

2)  Mask off everything you don't want to be funky, use approx. 300 linnear yards of tape for this step.  Then lay out your sheet of pizazz with gusto.  After that, saturate then pull out the excess magic.  Next, let it curate itself all over the place, don't hold it back, that will only impeded step three:

3)  Use the skills of a veteran lion trainer who works part time at the laundromat to carefully slice up your one large mass of cool into smaller, visually enjoyable shapes:

4)  There is no four.  Who told you there would be a part four?  Outrageous.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


My Japanese connection, Yahagi, owner of Surfer's Longboard Shop stopped by for a few days and caught some pretty fun early morning 'con with me...Steveo shot this one him!

Xan stopped by the shop for a bit, too...Herbie told him all about the new dogs in the boatyard, and about the hulls he and I shaped yesterday...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Murray's New Shoes

One of a Murray fin-set, hand foiled volan fins, 4a-ish template with a hacked off and swept back tip, and cutaway base.  Nice and flexy!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Post #580...and it's a 5'8.  Cool.
5'8 OG single/keel setup as usual with these puppies, very fun and versatile hull shape, good times in beachbreaks and more playful waves.  Round template = round surfing.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Live-blogging from PC headquaters...Yahagi and his vampire shirt, drawn by Albers, on the spot...rad.

3 of 4 (Mr.Mister)

Let the weekday posting continue!

5'10" Murray, comin' through...

Cusotm volan fins foiled on a saturday afternoon, a shrunk down version of the single fin I've been riding on my hulls for the past month or so...super fun, lots of release and twang!

Friday, March 12, 2010

3 Stages

3 stages of hull shreddery...3 boards, 3 riders, 3 unique perspectives on the art of hull riding.

photos/grabs from Morgan.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hey Look! (2 of 4)

Itsa Gullet, wow!

Mr.Jake's second board of two (see kneeboard below).  A sublime, sea-monsterish green opaque over a 5'10 frame of foam.  With the contours of a tri-plane along the length of the bottom and a gentle roll on the deck...Complimented with rails that will release when you put the power down on a cutback, as well as hold in high and tight in trim, and some tasty mini glassons, hand foiled by yours truly out of aircraft grade plywood.

Ya...That's whats up.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

1 of 4

Four very very nice boards coming up this week, here is the first; one of Maryland resident Jake A's two new sleds.  

A 5'0 Kneeboard with a big 'ol flex panel for the tail...I shape these not as an equal to the full glass spoons, but as an intro into a new world of alternative riding techniques and a portal to new visions...Good stepping stone on your way to a full spoon, also...Just a suggestion :)

Please never try to pump a kneeboard, it do i put this nicely...