Saturday, May 30, 2009

Suggestion Box

I'm brainstorming on what board to offer up as the deal of the month next month for you kids...send me an email at, or comment on this post and give me a suggestion or two as to what YOU'D like to see for next month; 

Whichever type of board gets the most suggestions will likely be the one...
fishies, hulls, kneeboards, stubbies, they're all fair game.

so........get to it....comment away.


Byron Bay

I got a nice email today from some kind people down in Byron Bay, they have a site thats updated every day with local surf shots and the likes.
I thought I'd post up a link for anyone who wants to see whats goin' on daily in the other hemisphere!

Ghost over the Home tab at the top of the page and check out their blog for the updates...and check out the main shot for May 25th...I'm considering a move.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Maybe I should have taken my spillage out sooner, worked out...

My resin floor weighed about 300lbs when I removed it yesterday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Centerfold they don't look that pretty to the untrained eye...But spend a few hours in the shaping room with one of these and you'll figure out pretty quickly that there is no flat point in the whole board; every curve blends into the next, twisting and sinking around the whole of it.  

All of the curves make for a very very interesting a (to me) beautiful shape.

This one in particular is a 5'5" for Nick M.
also check out:
and his Twin
...some people have a knack for ordering really, really neat boards.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Halona's spanky little 5'7 quad...white pigment w/yellow/black/gray swirlgasm.

This is why I enjoy glassing all of my own boards!!! ^

6'5 OG., 7'6 She

The 6'5 is a copy of my old magic purple board that I sold in desperate times...The origins of the Gull lie deep inside that shape, but this version has much thicker rails and a different hull shape that held up in anything from ankle high beachbreak to well overhead slabby I do miss my old purple bullet.
PS- those side boxes are so it can be ridden with keels...

Sometimes I get mad at the boards and start drilling random holes.

Blogging Buddies

My buddy Dave @ Almond Surfboards posted this sequence of Nathan Adams a few days back; I'm stoked on it and Nathan is a really cool kid, so here I figured I'd post it for you guys that havnen't checked our Dave's Blog recently!

Friday, May 22, 2009

C.Malloy B-Roll

Surf Talk B roll w/Chris Malloy


My blogging and contact-ability or lack there of has been sub-par lately, I've noticed too, and i apologize! 

BECAUSE; I've been mowing copious amounts of foam daily, then following that nice feeling with a light drip-bath in multi-colored backlog of boards is finally beginning to feel like less of a task as each board gets closer; this week will see a 5'7 fish, a 6'5 OG hull (story on that later!), a 7'6 She, a 6'1 winged pin, aaaaaand a 7' Hullibut...and that's all in the past three days...many more hulls and oddities to come after those as well!

Also, on the night of April 1st, Raph and I will be having a Timberline show opening at a lounge/restaurant/bar here in town called Roy; it'll be swanky I'm sure...I'll put up more info on that one soon.

In other news, my shaping anniversary/birthday is coming up on sunday, I'll be heading down to malibu with some hulls, some friends, and some snacks...come one come all; we will be eating opossums all day long.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sacred Craft Treasure

Met a really cool guy named Dave at the Sacred Craft show, we were talking hulls when he whipped out a really neat old photo of him and Greenough from back in the day....very, very cool:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

Photos of an erm...unknown surfer...eating sh*t last week.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Thursday, May 14, 2009


th, I've got them sitting next to me and can't wait to hang 'em up for you guys to see...truly stunning work, i can't thanks these guys enough for pulling the prints together in such short notice!


The Stranger

Paulownia rails
2 1/2" 
Glass panel

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Brian's pale 6'5 Gull.


More Trevor/Hullibut finless action sent over by Morgan...the past week was beyond fun for surf here in town and we got to sample a few winter-time waves that rarely break, especially in May...Thank you localized windswell!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ready, Set

New business cards...

New drive...

Fin-less is more?

Oooookay, so maybe the title could use a little more work, but thats beside the point...Trevor slip sliding the day away on his hullibut, finless...nifty!  

photo: Mo

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sacred Craft Approaches

The Sacred Craft show is coming up next weekend and i'm trying to get my ducks in a row for the booth; seemed like a smaller task than it will be!

Raph is putting together a Timberline booth, and i'll be hanging out in my own 10x10 box with a fistful of hulls for passers by to ponder.

I'll be bringing a few boards from the corners of the blogosphere for you guys to check out if you'd like to see 'em in person...

Friday, May 8, 2009


Nigel S. took a little trip out to the left coast and shot me a few pics he took while he was surfing in the SB area...I'm dreaming of:

Painted Cave

Kabir sent this photo over to me last night from his view of the fire from up in the hills...pretty insane no matter which way you look at it.

Also check out Morgan's Bogus Blog for some more stunning views of what's going on here in town.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Took these yesterday starting at around 1:30 when the first flames spouted, pictures were taken every couple hours through the day from the shaping room.

This morning the fire was hardly visible at all, by about 2:00 I was watching flames that must have been a couple hundred feet high, spreading all over the back of the riviera, from the water here in it looks like armageddon again:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Hullibut's fine fin, flexing the day away.

Water Shots

I'd like to think I'm at the leading edge of cameraphonetography, but I can't say for sure.

Spiffy Shoes

Monday, May 4, 2009


Trevor/Hullibut overload...

sub-par photos: PCP Rogression


Got a few photos in the my electronic mail box last night from CTO up in northcountry..........check the 5'1 action:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Reluctantly Crouched at the Starting Line

Keith Novosel sent me some more shots of Albers and the Vamp. that really stoked me out...Can't say I've seen these angles shot often at malibu, its cool to see something new; and especially to see a good friend of mine burying some serious rail!

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day

So, I feel like typing, lets chat about Trevor's new board...7' x 22 3/4" x 2 3/4", slight pull int he nose from my ever-favorite She hull template, mashed with a tail template that Kyle and I drew from the bill of one of my hats...much like Othello, but pulled in a tad bit more.

The belly on this board has been pushed back a few inches in search of more projection and roll for the summer, the rails have been bladed like a mofo, and the rocker is nice and flat...I'm really excited to see Trevor ride this thing, he's ridden Dead Sled and the Vampire board over the past few weeks a bit and has taken to hulls like cinnamon to horchata..........


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