Monday, July 29, 2013

Another happy customer...

This board has been on the market for quite a while. Not sure why. I rode it more than a half-dozen times and always found it to be a great, all-around longboard. Finally Dan, who has owned a few of my mid-size shapes over the past couple of years, snatched it up over the weekend. This was his feedback on the board: "Took the new Nova out at County Line this morning.  Had a blast!  Thanks for the board!" That's pretty much the typical response I get from Nova owner's. I've refined the Nova model over the past 8 yrs. It catches waves easy, turns easy, and noserides whenever you feel like it. What more can you ask for in a longboard?  I always have one in my quiver, and you should too!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Customer feedback...

Back in November I shaped a Kingfish for surfer David O. in San Clemente.  I finally got a chance to catch up with David and this is what he had to say about his Kingfish... 

"Just wanted to update you on the King-Fish you shaped for me back in November. GREAT results! It worked amazing at Church, Salt Creek, Uppers and even Doho on the recent good sized south swells. Mahalo to you, sir and I have to say, it's made both the winter and summer much more fun! Aloha!"

Now's a good time to order your Kingfish!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Combating the summertime blues...

North of LA, surf quality takes a turn for the worse in the summertime. Long periods of 1'-2' dribblers, punctuated by the occasional (some would say "rare") south swell is pretty much the case. Finding an alternative ocean activity is a must. For me its kayak fishing. Through some trading and bartering I acquired this Malibu 2 XL tandem kayak.
 The Malibu 2 is a great tandem yak, but what makes it particularly useful is that it has a center seating position which allows it to be paddled solo. This allows for plenty of deck space for fishing gear and (hopefully) fish! So after some internet research, a little purchasing and a lot of scrounging I built this
Here's how I  get it to where I want to fish...trusty old F150
Turns out that the days when the surf is flat are ideal for kayaking. Most sit-on-top kayaks are built out of polypropylene plastic which is almost indestructible. Which helps when dragging it over rocks, across the beach or across a parking lot.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

9-1 Speedster....

Here's the latest 9-1 x 22-3/4" x 3-1/8" Nova Speedster, finished in tri-color resin tint.

The Nova Speedster is built for surfing off the tail in quality waves, shoulder-high or better. The design features slight nose concave, flat mid-section and double concaves in the generous tail V. Wide-point is just behind center.

 Notice that  the thin brown stripe marks the spot where tail-V is at max depth and where the outline curve begins to pull into the pintail. A rocker photo would show the tail rocker starting to accelerate at this spot as well. This is also the spot where the tail concaves start. It is this combination of compound curves that creates ball-bearing-like turns and high-speed carves.

Don't be left out when the next big swell hits. Order yours today!