Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2 Longboards for es-cent-ial

We sent 2 boards out to Florida for Carl and Faz of Escential Wetsuits.

Stoked to see those boards under their feet. Episode is up

Thanks to Cyrus for putting this together, and including us in Korduroy.TV

And thanks to Oden for his sewing and board bag designing expertise.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Cam Oden invites you to enter the Camo Den.

Visit his newly launched website,

Monday, September 28, 2009

Novosel is in Australia

Keith took off for Oz with his girlfriend a few weeks ago. They'll be over there for a while.

Here are some truly amazing photos that Keith took of a kid down there named Jack.

Gulls Just Want to Have Fun

Here's the Gull, having some fun on his birthday yesterday.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

{ Almond Online Store }

We've added an online store, so we can make ourselves more available to our friends all over the world. It doesn't have quite the same charm as the shop, but take a look around.


Surfboard Saturday

2 boards went out the front door with their new owners today. King Rat picked up his new 9'1 Log Rhythm (narrow template). And Daniel snagged a 9'2 Lumberjack that we had in the racks.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Sweatshirt

New Sweatshirt, which is a throwback to one of the original Almond shirts. Navy Blue and Dark Grey.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Erin Ashley is "Sooooo Girly"

Check her out on her new blog

Taylor at Blackies

Some fun ones the last few days. I opted to skip the evening session yesterday, so I snapped a couple photos of T.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oceanslide Kookumber

Here are a few photos Alex Swanson took of his friend Trevor with his 5'10 Kookumber.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm no photograher

... but here are a few photos I snapped at Sano a couple months ago, and forgot about. I think it was actually at Tyler Warren's birthday. Both are of Nathan Adams on his 9'9 Signature Model.

3 of Corduroy's Favorite 50

Corduroy just launched and online shop of their "favorite 50 things" here are three that I particularly enjoyed.

("baja solo" by cyrus sutton; "garie beach findings" by luke taaffe; and "love on a line" by ty williams)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekend Workin'

Cyrus inspired me to re-shape my redwood alaia. It's going to be much more similar to the wake sliding alaia that I did in Idaho this summer. I'm really happy with the progress so far. Photos to come.

Also, here's a photo of our pet Shrimp, Wally.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Grom Squad

Reed, Conner and Clay: the Almond Grom Squad. Look out for these groms terrorizing a peak near you.

MWM and Corduroy Collab

Here's some more on the 4 boards we shaped for Matt W. Moore and his recent artshow at Corduroy.

Read about it HERE.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Slide Magazine

Just picked up the new issue of Slide Magazine. Really stoked on it. They've been operating in New Zealand thus far, and are now here in the US spreading good vibes and great photos.

There's a multi-page spread on Christian and Kameron's trip to Noosa in March.

If you get a chance, flip through the new issue, I think you'll like what you see, we have some copies around the shop.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summer is Over

Although I'm not quite ready to call it Fall outside, it's safe to say that Summer is over. Excited to see what the new season holds. Perhaps some offshore combo-swell days?

(Making Friends and Enjoying some little late summer combo on the kookumber)

L (Africa) V E

I watched this Invisible Children movie last night. The trailer hardly does it justice, it was a super well-done film about internally displaced people in Northern Uganda.

Having been to Africa on two different occasions, I was particularly struck by the film.

In somewhat related news Fall is around the corner, so check out some of the new stuff the dudes over at Krochet Kids International have going on.

If you aren't familiar with the KKI guys' program... take a second to read about it. They're super legit guys with a great heart for the people of Uganda.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Do you know the Muffin Man?

Here are some amazingly rad film photos that Lightner took of Griffin working on some collabo boards we did with Matt of MWM Graphics and Corduroy Surf Boutique.

Definitely my favorite shaping photos Lightner has done.

This 4-board series we did with MWM will be on display starting tonight at Corduroy in Portland, Maine. More photos of the finished product coming soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sting Tay

Here are a few shots of Tay hot dogging his 5'9 Stinger.

Congrats to Amanda and Jason

Our good friends, Amanda and Jason, got married on Sunday. Amanda does all our website stuff, and has been around since Almond was a little seed of an idea.

We wish you the both the best, and hope you're enjoying Hawaii right now.

P.S. Thanks for the killer dance party...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Surf Sufficient

We spent a couple days last week working with this man, Cyrus Sutton, on a little project for his big project, Korduroy TV.

photo: Sean Rowland

Oden getting crafty.