Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ramble On

A sweet little sequence from Ian Echternacht of Spencer Lyon on a 6'11 hullibut.
This one had a few hidden curves that proved to work well for Spencer; not as tick in the rails around the mid section which tends to slow boards down...Which is always nice for slipping into some tubes every now and then.

Monday, August 29, 2011

You Hear the Bum?


Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunny Days

This has sat on my desktop for months now..such a magical day of surfing with friends. Dawn patrolling the ledbetter beacbreak with Lightner, Connor and Jason, then back to the shop and dug into Rusty's on the way across the street to meet up with Trevor and Brandon in the 90-ish degree heat. We scored the most rare of sessions at the pier which was better than I've ever seen it.

A few hours there, and then a few more hours through the late afternoon on the upper left of the photo, we all scored some amazingly fun waves and burnt ourselves out in the heat; funny though how you just can't stop when you know you should. My memory ain't what she used to be (...when I was a kid, like 22...), but I won't forget this day.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Good Clean Fun

Got a bunch'a boards now; I'm up to about 7" of foam dust on the ground, a nice pad to run my shaping laps most definitely. Got quite a few v.Bowls', some Velosims, EveningStars (the tall pointy ones), a beautiful 9'2 K & K, some ThrougHulls and a couple Pocket Pickles (ha.)...A pretty solid lineup of boards and ones I've been very happy to shape the past week here at Blend Glassing in Soustons. I'm sad to say though that I can't take on any more orders for this trip, time is winding down here and quite a few requests piled in, looks like I'll be shaping 'till the day I take off and my fingers are already raw, YEW!!!

The Allman Brothers' Seven Turns album has been a fantastic soundtrack to shape all of these to, there's some seriously good juju emanating from this stack of boards!

Rock out with your planer out:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Big Daddy's b.Day

Today I'm sending a very happy birthday to 'da one and onlyest Mr.Morgan Maassen, the most ass kickin' broseph I know. Big ups, I'm proud as spit to know you and to watch you flourish.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Tinted abstract over my favorite fabric inlay...I Did this one yesterday morning, it's been in my head for a few weeks now and it feels gooooood to get it out!


Spend a (30-ish) minute an watch this, these guys are kiiiiiilling it.

Powers of Three from Relentless Energy Drink on Vimeo.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Up to Par

Recommended listening for optimal viewing of the above photo:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

@ Blend

Welp, after 35-ish hours of flights, delays, layovers and bomb threats/airport evacuations I finally landed in Biarritz yesterday!
Not much in the way of surf yet but my fingers are crossed for the next two weeks, in the meantime I've got a pile of boards to shape; Already mowed a 6'4 Pocket Pickle this afternoon and met some radical people that have been filtering through Blend's shop today...check out their blog at blendglassing.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TG | Fush

I've been getting a lot of questions about the Fush lately, it hasn't been my most featured board but I sure love to shape 'em and watching t.Rev ride his is a pleasure.

It's a pretty complex board both top and bottom, but in a nutshell it's usually got a flat front foot area and a concave deck on the back foot, with turned down rails and lots of hard edge. the bottom is a slightly vee'd nose transferring into a triplane middle with either a single or double concave depending on the fin setup for each particular board. The rocker is pretty flat through the back 2/3 of the board but has a nice lift in the nose for ultra shred capabilities.

Morgo Maassen shot the first two pics, Michael Kew got the warm-water one below...look for a few more from that session popping up somewhere epic shortly ;)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

One Way Out

shaper dude Jodan Nobel killin' it down under on something that looks pretty interesting, as most all of his boards do!

Sniped from Scott Wintle's blog, Crusty Paparazzi.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Yearly Europe and East Coast Vision Quest

The weekend countdown begins, I'm off on monday to shape in Biarritz, France at Blend glassing to meet up with some old friends and make a whole lot of new ones in the process. Shaping in Europe is always a blast. Sharing tips, tricks, templates and tubes always makes me happy!

If you're interested in a custom board while I'm over there email Rui (magicquiver@gmail.com) or myself (ryankentlovelace@gmail.com) and we'll have the answers to your questions. I'll only be there a couple of weeks so the sooner the better, if you want one jump on board quick :)

and THEN...

I'll be stopping off in New Jersey to visit Phil at Glide Surf Shop on the way back home and shaping there for a couple of days also. So that means YOU, eastcoasters...Shoot me an email if you wanna chat about a custom board, I'd be honored to fulfill your surfiest desires!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Surfer Mag

Yew!! Spotted in the new Surfer magazine. Page 40 has a cool little ditty on Chad's livin' shack ...good stuff!!!

Here's a closer look at the 6'4 above after a bit of globe trotting:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flex Spoonin'!

I get lots of emails looking for used spoons, so here's your chance...my main man jonny mack is selling his 'velo' style spoon, get on it; email him if you're curious about it:


Located down in San Diego, but meet ups/handoffs always work out nicely if you're not in the area...someone's always goin' somewhere...YEW!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Some Changes of Note

Hey erryone!

I wanted to send out a quick thank you for all of the support on the new site; it's been noted that the pelican is missing in action and I thought I'd take this chance to clarify a couple of things.

After starting, running and shaping Point Concept Surfboards for the past few years, I've decided to move on and move out from under an official "brand". My growth within and around the realm of surfcraft building is still and will always be in-progress and I feel as though it's time for me to move along. The company was being directed in ways that I didn't agree with; machine shaping, hiring finish shapers, and then outsourcing the entirety of the glassing is not and never was my direction with my work and when it comes down to it, I can't chose to lead my life by that example.

I love and loved Point Concept, it's my (short) life's work and is my pride and joy alongside each physical surfboard that I have the privilege to build, the choice to part with it was not easy or in haste and has been months in process.

I've been getting a lot of emails the past few days about the changes and am glad that everyone is so stoked on it, it feels like a bit of a gamble but surfboards are and always will be what it's about...and I do still know how to build those :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Carbon Lump Experiments Cont.

A little experiment with the v.bowls template/concept, morphed into a shortboard foil and bonzer 5 fin setup:

The deck borrowed knowledge from the Stage III experiment last year; creating a stiffer nose and tail and weakening the middle to create torsion and twist, as opposed to lengthwise bending:

I glassed 3" carbon strips along the curves of the deck to give the shape/pattern some direction and control, also a bit of snap:

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Really diggin' this shot of Travers and his Pickle from Kyle Albers, who's birthday git-down was off the ultra-vibe charts.
Happy Birthday weekends, sukka!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Banana Boat

7'9" v.bowls on sea trials somewhere very watery. She passed with flying colors in anything waist high to nice and overhead...winner!

photos | nick cook

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Travers Adler by broth3r Will Adler, on the cover of The Surfer's Journal Japan...YEW!!!

Congrats, brohams!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BOOM! New Website!

Give it a gander!

I'd be flattered and thankful for any sharing of the new site to friends,
family and fellow stoked blokes.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Firey Gems for You

Ill light the fire...

You'll place the flowers in the vase that you bought today.

Staring at the fire,
for hours and hours

while I listen to you play your love songs
all night long for me.

With two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard. now everything is easy,
because of you:

Tomorrow I will post something even cooler than 6 surfboards and one of the best songs ever.