Thursday, June 30, 2011

Phil looking for a little cover-up...

Here's a great GoPro shot of Phil trying to pull his big 10-6 Nova into a glassy little backside cover-up.

I love getting photos like this one, of surfers riding my shapes. It completes the story. If you've got a similar shot or vid, get it to me and I'll post it up on the blog.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another CraigsList find...

Feeling the need-for-speed? This 8-6 single-fin mini-glider will get the job done. I shaped this one a couple of years ago and got a chance to ride it a few times (every day for a week actually). This board is fast (just look at the rocker, or lack of rocker I should say) but the pulled in pintail, moderate V and double concaves keeps it nimble. Available on CL at

Monday, June 6, 2011

South Carolina bound...

This beautiful 9-8 Nova just completed the journey from Ventura, CA to Charleston, SC via Amtrak. Packing and shipping added only $150 to the final cost. Board arrived completely unscathed. Finished in light-blue resin tint and with tight 2" cut-lap by Lucke Glassing, no need for pinlines.
This board was identical to the 9-8 "Green Wedgie" Nova but sports a single, 5/16" cedar stringer instead of the wedge. Cedar is a great choice for light tint boards. It offers a striking but elegant appearance.
Fins included a 9.5" True Ames California Special (shown) for smaller days, and a 2+1 combo with a 7.5" TA L-Flex center fin and TA side-bites for those occasional East Coast hurricane swells.