Saturday, September 27, 2008
I had the privilege to work for Carl Hayward for a few years. He was a awesome person that taught me a lot about building surfboards.
My Friend Eugene bought this Hayward fish at a garage sale and rode it to death. So a few years back we did a redo with same airspray and all.
Since then I have done a few here and there, but I never got to show Carl before he pasted away, I think he would be stocked.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Me and my family (minus my daughter who was in New York)
spent last weekend in San Diego.
surfed a lot, ate a lot of great food
and my son Jack got into the swing of things surfing Swamis.
We also stopped by the Longboard Grotto, was super bummed to see that they were going out of business. They are selling off there inventory and there are some great buys. Got these two dvd's. The Fantastic Plastic Machine has some great footage of Nat Young and Bob Mctavish on "v" bottoms. I had never seen the movie Freeform before, but it has some awesome footage of Nat Young and Wayne Lynch riding shortboards.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
9' x 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 3 1/4
I built this solid balsa board for Mike C a few months ago.
A lot of work goes into building a board like this.
Most shapers these days buy the wood already glued up,
have it cut on a computer shaping machine and just fine sand it.
I prefer to cut the rocker in to it, glue it up and hand shape them myself.
It just seems like that is the way they should be built.
And yes, it is very heavy.