Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Here is the final shaped product, 100% recycled foam and soon to be glassed. 4'1'' tall, 19.5" wide and 2.25 thick with a single concave to vee through the asymmetrical tail. I'll make a single fin with maybe one side bite. It might float me, but most likely a kid will surf it.
This is a chunk of foam I removed from an old 80's board that had seen better days. I salvaged it and sculpted something really nice out of it. It turned out kinda small because I didn't have much to work with, but some little grom is gonna be stoked.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Fresh outa the shop a 5'6'' and 5'4'' get in early, pickle 2.0, Mini Simpletons. I shaped em' made the fins, Glassed em', and sanded em' to my specific perfection. One sold before it was even finished, (thanks Mars). The 5'4", well it's under my feet out in the water. I'll let you go for a ride if ya see me, then I'll have to convince you to trade back.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Experimental design inspired from a dream in which I visited Jupiter. Stringerless blank with one layer of 6 oz. in red, then another in yellow, with a blue hot coat. Upcycled and refoiled sidebites supported by elevated wings, accompanied by a hand foiled baltic birch flex fin. I can't say it's never been done, but it's the first of it's kind I've ever seen.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
When I was in Crescent City painting the mural I stopped in at the Noll Surfshop and saw a gnarly blank in the racks with a $10 dollar price tag. First project I started since I got home and I'm pleased with the results, soon to be glassing this week.
Monday, July 2, 2012
This is the mural I just finished in Crescent City at the Ocean View Hotel and Suites. I had a fun time working up there, staying in a hotel waking up and surfing everyday before an 8hr workday then surfing at sunset. I know it sounds like alot of hard work....
Sunday, June 17, 2012
All sanded and ready to go. The "Sim"pleton split quad as I call it is out of my hands now, so stop in to Flying fish in Eureka and check it out, all hand crafted from foam to fins. Sad to see her go without giving her a go, but she'll make someone very stoked. Whether its small or big this is the go to board, forget having a 5 to 6 board quiver, this is all you need.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I only live less then an hour from these majestic trees and I went hiking among them for the first time in a while. What a sight to behold! We spent the day hiking around with our mouths agape and our eyes bugging out by all the awesome nature. Headed north and scored some surf and a mural job. Looks like I'll be smelling the fresh air of redwood trees for a while.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Yesterday I was outside enjoying the nice weather doing alittle plien air shaping. Mark over at Flying Fish surfshop gave me a blank to work on and I had this shape in mind for a while. I call it "the Simpleton" and is more or less a Bob Simmons inspiration. I foiled out some quad fins that I'm really happy about I'll post later.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I'm really excited to introduce the Rocket Gun Fish. A labor of love and art this beauty is fresh off the racks. Complete with lime green resin tint, white resin pin-line, graphite bottom, bonzer concaves, silk inlay, Deck and tail patch 6/6, double leash loop, and some radical hand foiled baltic birch cat-tail fins. Now I won't be under gunned, I know she will fly!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Took the hand planes out on Sunday with Gretchen and we had a blast. The weather was good, but the waves for body surfing were alright. I need to get a pair of fins so I can get outside for some sets. I got a few though and I could feel the potential. Super fun, it was like a whole new experience. I ended up using old booty straps to keep them on...upcycle! They didn't work so well as sandals though...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
For a good time I was riding an old yellow Super Surfer skateboard from the 70's. It was the greatest ride I came to know. One fateful day however the board slipped from my grasps down a storm drain never to be seen again. Years later I found a blue one in a junk shop with original clay wheels. I road that for a while, but it ended up breaking due to it's ancient plastic. I saved it though and made a template stretching it out a bit and took my stack of old skate decks and went to town!
These boards are workhorses and fit in your backpack too.
I ride mine everywhere from near and far with ease.
Available through me or at Flying Fish in Eureka for $35.
Each one has its own original artwork enjoy!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Hand foil baltic birch bonzer side runners I made a while back. I love bonzers and can't wait to make more, there's something pretty awesome about this unique fin setup. I still haven't found a faster board! The bonzer was invented by Malcolm and Duncan Campbell in 1970 and was the first 3 fin concept, predating Simon Anderson's thruster design buy a decade, that's innovation!