Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Finless

Finished up this finless creation made from an old thruster that had seen better days. 
Took it out yesterday and it was like surfing all over again. 
The feeling of drift is so addictive I just wanted to catch one wave after another to get it again. 
Enjoy this rad video from Hot Buttered and get inspired to ride the surface tension.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Byrne




 This short excerpt from the film "Last paradise," has a wonderful view into
the past that Allan Byrne experienced on the wild coast of New Zealand.
 The spot on "skurfing," inspired me to sand off the fin on this recycled
board from a previous post and add a redwood keel.
I'm interested in seeing how this thing will "Skurf"!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mario's Bonzer







Mario Maggio ordered up a custom 5 fin Bonzer to expand his surfing experience. We went all out creating a beautiful one of a kind Surfcraft. Resin tint top and bottom, custom logo, and a white resin pin line set off this clean stubby Bonzer. I've always aspired to the Campbell brothers and their outstanding creativity in design. Mario was stoked!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

5'8" Jupiter

I present to you the next generation Jupiter model only available from WoodFoot Surfcraft. This is a unique and original design, developed and tested over the past year.  The versatile fin options of single, twin, thruster, or 2 plus 1, gives this board a plethora of different surfing sensations.  Jupiter's unique outline is complimented by radical bottom contours and labor intensive graphite alchemy. I completed the package with a hand drawn logo and a 24kt gold inlay. Order yours today woodfootsurfcraft@gmail.com

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bucksported


   It took awhile, but I feel proud to be finished with this historic project. These are before and after shots of the restoration, every square inch was repainted. If you find yourself headed up US101 look out for this mural as you enter Eureka, maybe grab some lunch at Golden Harvest Cafe next door and enjoy the view from a booth.
  Now that this project is behind me I have some time for much needed R and D going on in the shop. Stay tuned for the new boards I'm cooking up.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Leif's Fish



  I recently got to shape a fish for someone I've seen giving the waves a run for their money since I started surfing. Leif Nelson was looking for a board that could work on smaller days when he'd rather leave the longboard on the beach for a change. Although this fish can go in the bigger stuff too with the help of a twin plus one option.
  To make this order fulfilled I pulled in the tail more than a traditional fish in hopes to have a shorter turning radius and release off the top. I also modernized the rails and bottom concaves to bring the performance to a new level. The fins we went with are the Hobie Twin keels from True Ames with a classic nubster and an up-cycled shark tooth fin to give this twin more control options. Green Poly Usblank with cedar stringer, polyester resin, black pin-line, and a resin leash loop, measuring in at 5'11" x 20 1/2" x 2 3/4" get some Leif!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Saly's Art


salty's arts from Woodfoot Surfcraft on Vimeo.
Great time hanging out at Salty's with all my friends, listening to the band, BBQ, and everything surf plus art.








Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Before&After



The thin one fin pin or "Sliver" is all cleaned up. The old Breezin had seen the end of it's days, but beneath the layers of decay gleamed a board of unusual character. Will it work? I do not know, but as long as it floats a wave it will catch. Slender and deadly knifed the "Sliver" has potential to bring smiles.  6.0L x 13N x 17.25M x 8.5T x 2.5 displacement hull into panel vee with one birch single fin.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Test Ride: Orion

Here's a little video of me testing out the Orion model in some tiny, sunny, glassy surf. Music from one of my favorite local bands, check them out @ https://myspace.com/thegreatsalvation
5'9" Orion from Woodfoot Surfcraft on Vimeo.
The sun was out and the waves were small, but the wind had ceased. Test driving my latest surfcraft model and it's small wave capabilities.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Orion





 The latest model to come out of my shop. Shaping, art, glassing and sand/polish all done by hand. She is a real beauty, a magic carpet ride. Complete with True Ames "feather light" hexcore fins and a logo laminated with 24kt gold. Nice and classy.




Monday, April 29, 2013

Win

We are very happy to announce that we were awarded $10k 
from the Economic Fuel competition and we are ready to take this investment to it's fullest potential!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

BuckSport


As we wait in anticipation for the results from the judges I've been working on a restoration project in Eureka. The Bucksport Mural was painted by Duane Flatmo in 1983 and since then it has taken a beating from the south facing sun. With the help of Duane we will be bring it back to it's former glory. It's pretty amazing to be working on a mural that is just as old as I am, I feel humbled to be part of it. I'll be back in shaping bay to work on some new shapes with a hopeful $25k award and all this inspiration.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fuel

We are participating in this years Economic Fuel grant and we are pleased to announce we're one of the eight finalist in the running for $25,000!!! Our dreams of kick-starting the Woodfoot Brand will be in the hands of the panel of judges tomorrow night as we give our final presentation...wish us luck!

Friday, April 12, 2013

EPD

The Memorial Mural I painted for the Eureka Police Department. 
It was a great and humbling project where I met some really awesome 
people that are out there to protect our streets.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tubed

some bent custom Redwood stringers
for Mark at Flying Fish
getting glued and tubed.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fiber

I put together this series of artworks to go up at the Neighborhood surf shop in Arcata. They're made from reclaimed materials, including old fiberglass from the last deconstruct and a salty wetsuit.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fixin'



My buddy Mario lost his woodfoot sled out the back of his truck goin' 60 causing major damage. I removed the old fins and set him up with some flexy hi-performance twins and a graphite tail. Enjoy Mars!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thin One Fin Pin




I went to help a friend load a fair amount of old growth redwood and there happened to be a beat up surfboard that made it into the stack. I couldn't wait to peal back the layers of time to glean out a new surfcraft. This time I had more to work with and ended up with a rolled entry into panel vee 6'0'' - 17.25 - 2.5 thin one fin pin for going straight, fast and barreled.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Shack'd


My shack out back is all ready and it didn't take long for me to make a mess. I love this little shack of mine! Nice natural light through the roof during the day and side lights for fine shaping at night. I'll rig up a system soon where I can easily cover the roof with panda paper when darkness is needed.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tubercles

7" whale tubercle fin, recycled from an old beat up 10''. 
Trading out the old fin for turning square on the attack 
with no stall and less drag....nature's science!