Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Frame Grab Grab Bag #2

a frame grab that Kew sent me last week of trevor and the 6'7. I didn't look at it too closely until I actually LOOKED at it...super cool.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Herbie DOoo0o0o0oooo00oooooo


Kyle Lightner shot this back in 2008, good times...gooooooood times.

I've always loved this shot, it was somewhere around 30 degrees in the shop that morning and was glassing the board that I cannibalized out of my first shape ever. Kind of a bummer that I killed it. But I'm glad I don't have that possession in my hands and that its out in the world with a good friend that I don't have contact with, but randomly run into once a year or so on his travels through California.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


From a few weeks ago...makes me happy. I shot it in the mountains at sunset overlooking Gaviota, Santa Barbara and Ventura from the very tippity top of editing necessary; Vibes eminating naturally.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cleaning Day

.....Thanks goes to Fiberglass Hawaii for feeding my insatiable appetite for resin....I seem to go through about 1 of these a week, now. Work in the new shop is going swimmingly after the first week, catching up on my orders pretty quickly now! One 11' glider, two SB Stubs, a 9'5 noserider with a 1.5" balsa stringer and about 12 ding repairs, in one room...yeehaw!

And yes, if you couldn't help yourself and did the math, that means I clean once every 2 months...heh.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Surfer's Journal

Go snag a copy of the new Surfer's Journal...Trevor's reppin' and rippin' on the ThrougHull in India with Craig Anderson, Chad Konig and company, written by Michael Kew and documented by Alan Van Gysen:

...Shark's view of the Fush...

On the througHull.
Above shot by Kew, below by Van Gysen

Having the opportunity to consistently have a surfer like Trevor ride and report on my work is surreal, but having him as a close friend is the icing on the cake. So here's to you and congratulations Mr.Gordon on all you've achieved in your past few years...I have no idea what you're capable of and I can't wait to find out, and thank you for piloting my vehicles into the pages of the best surf magazine in existence!


Friday, November 18, 2011


A couple of pages from the Slide mag. interview.

Warning, large files...

Highline Cross-Step

...My most favorite of midlength maneuvers.
I get all giddy for 'em.. Far too rare these days!

performed by the one and only Travers Adler.

photographed by Keith Novosel.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trevor and the ThrougHull

A small edit I did with some Michael Kew footage of Trevor Gordon grooving around on the througHull! Trevor lays down some beautiful cutbacks in this one (in this video it's ridden as a singlefin, by the way).

I highly suggest watching them a few times over to actually get something out of this short clip (if you're searching for higher understanding of surfboard/surfer application). You'll be able to tell what makes this board so different from a normal 'hull'. It's still got all kinds of down the line speed but that cutback is unmistakably more user friendly while at the same time projecting through the second half of the cutback where more traditional hulls just don't cut it:


...Had enough videos yet? If not I've got a good pile by now in my vimeo uploads of all kinds of surf goodness:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I got this epic email yesterday and really wanted to share it...this is how you spread stoke to someone saturated with it daily!!

Hi Ryan my name is Max. I am 15 years old and stoked on your boards. With winter right around the corner and a quiver without one of your sweet boards I am in a pickle. I have some money saved up in my piggie bank and I need to know how many more lawns I need to mow to be able to shred on an 8' V. Bowls this winter. Basically I was wondering how much an 8' V. bowls is going to cost me and how long it will take you to finish it.

thanks for reading this, Max.

P.S. Keep up the awesome blog it really gets me through my second period computer graphics class.

What a G.


One big fat stringer for Spencer Gordon...yeehaw!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Lookin' good.
Looookin' gooooood...

Shot these the other evening while at the top of the mountains with Nicole. Santa Barbara looking as majestic and point-riddled as ever...Fall time is here, and I couldn't be happier.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Lights, check. Racks, check.

...Tomorrow I get electricity and my many months of shoplessness ends.

Photo by Brandon DiPierri, one I'll be holding onto for a long time. thank you!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

For Thursd33...

A pretty smokin' 6'1 WRP Quad for Gabriele in Italy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hats Off

Carl in France sent me a couple of shots of a througHull that I shaped for him while I was in Biarritz; Nico did a beautiful job with the deck inlay. I brought a small amount of the fabric that I've been using here at home and Nico went to work with it! Check out the top photo in full pinlines and none necessary. unreal.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


some more photos sent over by mr.Kew from an arvo at Tally's.

Endless thanks for Gregg's hospitality and patience with Herbie and I!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Delivery time from Michael Kew

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I've put a few things up on the website lately, one new section and some updates to the homepage; give it a looksee!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Good Day!

I'm gonna go work on my bottom turn because Travers Adler's makes us all look real, real bad [on his first over chest-high surf with the 7'9 v.Bowls I lent him...FML].

Will Adler shot this particular one, and it's been anting my desktop for months now. Seriously, this is what I consider the most beautiful surfer setup/photog capture I've seen in recent memory. I'm absolutely floored every time I look at it.

Thank you good brothers, for making me a proud man!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


A quick pile of new boards for ya'll!

Some of this week's batch, these puppies are heading to Japan tomorrow:

5'2 channel bottom velosim

6'6 v.Bowls

8' v.bowls dot