Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Pics via

Check Out Surfline's Article HERE

Pictures of the blackies costume surf contest on Saturday morning.  If you click through to #19 and #20, you'll see some almond representation. 

Happy Halloween

Me, tipping my hat to photographer Tom Cozad.

Levi Prairie, gettin' spooky. (Photo Cozad)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Almond is going CORDLESS...

In an effort to bring the enjoyment, peacefulness and smile back into shaping, I am giving my power planer a break. Starting with my personal 9'5 Log (in progress), I am going to shape using exclusively hand tools. It's not an effort to be more environmental, or to save electricity at all.  I started working on by new board with just a hand saw, a surform, and a block plane... it was slow at first, but I soon realized that it was the best time that I've ever had shaping.  No noise, no mess, no rush.

So for the time being, I'm going to pursue this new found method of simplicity.  Most the reason I shape is because it's relaxing when the surf is flat.

I've been using Homeblown's Biofoam blanks for a while now, not entirely because of the whole environmental thing, but it's such an easy medium to work with.  No itchy eyes or skin.  These days, I can pull out a blank, throw it on the racks, turn on some tunes, work on it for a while, dump out my bucket of shavings, dust off the front of my t-shirt, and be done.  It's been such a perfect set up.

The first electricity-free log should be heading to the glass shop soon.  I'll keep you posted...

Keep Stylin'

Grass is Greener

Check out this blog... they've got some great stuff, and a real solid approach to surfing, culture and life.

They even did a little bit on Almond... Take a Look.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Like to Surf

Gantez Warrior - I Like to Surf

Monday, October 27, 2008

Surf Thump

Gantez Warrior - Surf Thump Video from Saturday Night...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gantez Show Last Night

Here are some pictures from Dylan and Levi's show at Active Ride Shop at the Irvine Spectrum last night...

P.S. They killed it.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New Shirts!

{SEA}rcy and I finished the new shirts for the Pepperdine Fashion Show today.

Here's a look at the new shirts...

If you want to see more, come join us on Nov. 12 at Pepperdine University.  We'll be selling stuff right after the show.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


If you haven't heard, the Krochet Kids new online store is now open.  Make sure to hassle them and get an almond patch put on your beanie.

Also, check out new 31Bits website... 

Both of these fine companies will be joining us for a fashion show at Pepperdine University next month.  Nov. 12th @ 9 p.m. to be exact.  We're going to be releasing some new stuff, so stay tuned...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tipsy Turtles @ The House

We played "The House" yesterday, here are some pictures...


Levi and Jeremy switched instruments midway through our medley of two of Levi's songs, "Surf Thump" and "I Like to Surf"  

Monday, October 6, 2008

More Pics from TOMS

Here are some more pictures...

TOMS Style Your Sole - Recap

The event with TOMS was last night, and we had a blast.

I have to start out by saying thank you to all the people who helped make the whole night possible. (In no particular order: Alli, Jeremy, Meg, Shaw, Amanda, Jason, T. AL, Gantez Warrior, Kai Brown, Vicki & Mark, Daniel, Longnecker, Brittany, LaVerne, Brieana, King Rat, Duck, Our friends at Krochet Kids (especially Adam and Ross for their hat idea), Honest Tea, TOMS Shoes, 31 Bits Jewlery, Dave & Jess, and everyone who came out. 

The night was a huge success, here is a little photo recap:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Collaborative Project with Krochet Kids, Intl.

Right now we're working on a little project with our friends at Krochet Kids.

Possible ideas:
Beanies large enough to  be used as board bags?
Hand Knitted Almond T-Shirts?
Fiberglass Beanies?

You'll have to come to the event with TOMS on Sunday to find out!

Oct 5th, 5:00 p.m.
600 St. Andrews Rd.
Newport Beach, CA

See you there.  We may or may not be wearing wetsuits knitted out of yarn.