Thursday, April 30, 2009

Novosel Film Photos

Here are a few film shots that Keith Novoseltook while he was visiting. Beautiful photos of the shop.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

YouTube Gem

Here's a video that Nathan's friend stumbled across in the YouTube universe.

I'm 99.9% certain that the 1st and 6th waves are Nathan.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Talented Amigos

2 of the most talented guys around... Kyle Lightner and Theo Hetherington, hanging out with me at the Almond Grand Opening in March.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Tyler

I surfed Sano today with Nathan and the San Clemente crew for Tyler Warren's birthday.   Super talented folks.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Novosel Photos at Blackies

Keith Novosel came out and took some photos at Blackies last week.  Waves were marginal, but Keith is a champ behind a lens.

King Rat on his 9'3 Log Rhythm

Maddox on his 9'4 Lumberjack

Taylor on his 9'4 Surf Thump

9'4 Cordless

Riviera Magazine

Check out the article on Almond in the April edition of Riviera Magazine.

Haha, I think the "Surf Shop Studs" on the cover is referring to myself and Robin Kegel.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Westuit Preview

Wetsuits are navigating their way towards the Almond shop through moderately thick foliage.

Here's a sneak preview of the new es.cent.ial suits that we're doing the collab with.

photos: novosel

wetsuits arriving first week of may.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Swan Glide

Greg finding some fun on his 9'2 Lumberjack recently at San Onofre.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Most Twain

This is the most Twain longboard we could dream up. 9 feet 7 inches. Tan Opaque. Fabric Inlay Deck Patch

Glossed & Polished

A few more boards, for a few more gents...

Maddox with his 9'4 Lumberjack

Keith Novosel with his 9'10 

Greg Mocilnikar with his minty green 6'2 kookumber

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Zip Hoodies by Almond

Relief from the wind: we have zip-hoodies at the shop.

Shockingly comfy on the inside (like the es.cent.ial suits)

Artwork by: Christian Wach, Jeremy Searcy and Dave Allee

Available in Sea Blue and Dark Heather Grey

Couple of Almond Boards at Corduroy

We just sent a couple boards over to our friends at Corduroy in Portland, Maine.

Glad they're stoked.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

200th Post

I just noticed that this is the 200th post on the blog.  We're celebrating by showing off Nathan's new log.

Nosey Nate at Sano

Took Nathan Adams his slick new 9'9 yesterday. We surfed doho and sano all day, and he was killing it on his new board. I was super happy that he was stoked on his new sliding vessel. I could brag on his behalf, but I'll leave it up to you to ask him about it.

Here are a few photos of Nathan at Sano from last week. Gotta check with Nate on the photo credit.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Taylor

T. Allee turned 18 yesterday, and celebrated by surfing with Gully until he was purple in the face.

Fine Surfing Boards - Easter Weekend

Cameron came home from Mexico to pick up his 6'4 kookumber.  Taylor picked up a 5'10 shortboard for his trip to Mazatlan.

"the board is awsome!
rides soo good, super fast, and the turns are so smooth.
thanks again!"


Friday, April 10, 2009

Pickled She Hull

Check out Tyler Warren blazing on Ryan Lovelace's She-Hull.

Can't wait to see the footy! (Screen shot from J. Smart's TW Experiments)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Nathan Adams | Almond

New Almond Enthusiast, Nathan Adams, doing his thing at San Onofre. Expect to see plenty more of Nathan in the near future... he's a rad dude and an incredible surfer.

(photo: dave barry)

(photo: kyle albers)

(photo: kyle albers)
B/W photos: Nathan surfing Kyle Albers' D-Bowls 1

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Krochet Kids at Almond

Krochet Kids International beanies are now available at the Almond Shop.
Our friends over at Krochet Kids have a really rad thing going. They went to Uganda, taught the women how to crochet, bought them a house and employ something like 11 women full time who crochet beanies and the guys sell them over here.

Super rad dudes, with really good hearts and they surf good too.

Support sustainable business.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Homes

Few more boards went home with some happy surfers over the weekend.