Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I had to move a bunch of stuff down to SD. Filled up the ol' truck, but had just enough room for a borrowed T-Belly and my fins.
Caught some glassy "OH" 3'ers. Felt good to get into some warmer water with a sandy bottom.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Best Beach Dog Ever...

Sammi loved the beach as much as me, maybe more...I miss her

Thursday, February 16, 2012

6-8HYB2+1 for Chad....

Chad had some specific ideas about what he wanted in a surfboard, so I invited him down to the shop, and we collaborated on this neat little hybrid design. For starters, Chad wanted a full-outline design in a short (but not too short) length. He wanted a board with a pretty wide wave-range, but one that he could duck-dive.

Working together with the Aku Shaper software, we came up with this functional little, 2+1 diamond tail hybrid.
Dims are 6'8" 14-3/4" x 21-3/4 x 15-1/2"  2-5/8" thick. Bottom has relaxed entry rocker with single-to-double concaves, and a little "V" out the tail. The board can be surfed as a signle-fin, 2+1 or thruster depending upon mood and conditions. Chad chose to start with an 8-1/2" Frye Flex fin.

Board was finished with "Mercedes Blue" resin tint, orange resin stripe and white pinline. Sanded gloss-coat for matte finish. Glasswork done by Ray Lucke.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Super T-Belly for Stan....

I made some alterations in my standard T-Belly design based upon Stan's input and came up with this nice single-wing, squash-tail twin-fin.
I added a sloped-rail to the design in an effort to keep the rail profile as thin as possible while maintaining thickness  around the perimeter of the outline. Thickness is 2-3/4" at the peak of the rail slope and 2-1/2" at the stringer. This board also sports the new Futures ILT fin boxes in red. Futures offers three different side-bite templates under 4". Stan opted for the SB3 template which at 3.25"x3.25" is the smallest of the SB templates.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Great Week!

Lots of HH, clean swell, clear skies and sunshine...and more on the way. You deserve a new board to make the most of it.