Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Custom Artwork by Searcy

Jeremy did a rad custom paint job in the nose concave of this 9'2 Lumberjack for cory.

Never realized how much nose concave resembles an almond.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Afternoon Delight

T. AL and Gully sent me an email this afternoon. The subject of the email was "Dave Missed Out..." It was a bunch of pictures of them surfing this afternoon. Needless to say I was squirming in my chair with frustration that I had missed a beautiful afternoon of surfing. At least they had the common courtesy of rubbing it my face...

Thanks dudes.

Taylor, getting all Archy Delorme on us...

Tender Ten

Gully, Mr. Fin Foil Himself.

Taylor taking a dip.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Progress Report

We've got a bunch of boards in the works right now.

Here are a few peaks...

The first Almond "alaia" beginning to take form

New kookumber waiting to be polished.


We got a little wind swell that had blackies pretty fun this weekend.  It wasn't much, but it was far better than it's been.  

It was nice to just paddle out and shake off some of the rust.

Here's a photo jdub snapped of our Central California amigo, Mikey.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Grass is Greener T's

So stoked on the first Grass is Greener T-shirt and hat.... take a look.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Taylor enjoying Christmas Eve, just hanging out waiting for tomorrow... (photo via jdubsingles)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

White Christmas

Here are a few pictures of a fresh new longboard, fresh from pureglass.  It's slightly more progressive than most the boards we've done thus far.  It's got a more natural rocker and narrower tail, for one of our more progressive enthusiasts.  But it sure looks nice.

Be sure to check out the beautiful craftsmanship, by our little amigo Gully, on that epic fin!

Zee Avi via Brushfire Records

This girl is new to the Brushfire label, making an appearance on their Christmas album.  Her voice is insanely good.  Take a look... Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Black Market Bazaar - 12/20

Saturday morning, we're going to be down at the Black Market Bazaar selling some shirts and taking some board orders. 

It's right next to Alta Coffee on 31st street, and we're going to be there from 10 am to 4 pm, so come down and visit us.

Krochet Kids will be there too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Here is a portrait that Lightgnar took of my with the first "cordless" Almond board.  No power tools at all in the shaping of this 9'4 log. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pure Glass

Big thanks to Jim, and the rest of the guys at Pure Glass for all their great work.

Gantez Warrior

Here are a few rad pictures of Gantez.

"La Cave" Photo: Colby Vincent

"Gantez Sled" Photo: Lightner

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Aloha Holidays!

Aloha Holidays, from Blackies local, Pooch.

Pooch was passing out Christmas cards again this year, so I thought I would share it with you.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Surf Knot Tonight

See you tonight at Shelter...

Lightner and Searcy

The other day Lightner snapped a photo of me surfing a magical surfboard in upper newport.  It's a beautiful shot.  (I may, or may not, be slightly biased)  In any case, Jeremy took on the task of painting his own rendition of the photo.  Below are the original photo, and Searcy's interpretation.

New Grass is Greener Art

Check out this new collaborative piece that Theo and Lightner put together for Grass is Greener.

Theo's art blows my mind.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Boards on the Way...

We've got a bundle of new boards in the works right now.  Lightner documented some of the progress.


all photos via lightgnar

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wooden Surfboard Fins by Gully

Here are a few hand-crafted, wooden surfboard fins by my pint-sized prodigy of a cousin, Gully.

Photo via Lightgnar

Canvas Bags by Megan

My sister, Megan, made some pretty incredible canvas bags... Here are a few of them.

Displayed by Alex Goodman

Megan, putting up with our antics for years...

Kyle Lightner's Portfolio

Lightner just finished his online portfolio.    Browse through his pictures, you won't be disappointed. 

He's got operating on so many different levels, and in so many different types of photography, and he's got style for days...

all photos via lightgnar

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cape Fear Kooks

To be honest, I have no idea what "Cape Fear Kooks" is, but knowing the quality of work that Ryan Tatar and Cyrus Sutton do... it's got to be something epic.  Plus, this is one of the coolest pictures I've seen in a while.  

Christmas Party

Here are a few shots from our Christmas Party last night...

Welcome to The Almond Family...

Here's the newest contributor at Almond, Griffin NK, with his first major contribution... a 5'10 Kookumber for Levi.  Griffin did an incredible job with this one... and he's got plenty more in the works.  Thanks buddy.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

See You Tonight...

Join us tonight for our Christmas Party and Holiday Sale.

Hot Drinks, Live Music by "Don Wenow and the Gay Apparel"

Upstairs at the 52nd House. (on the sand at 52nd street)

5207 B 52nd Street.

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Action Through Fashion

Here are a few pictures from the Action Through Fashion event on Thursday night in San Diego.

For more pictures, check out the album on myspace.