Friday, October 30, 2009

{ Yusuke Hanai }

Yusuke Hanai stopped by the shop yesterday to visit, and bring this incredible painting for the wall.

Don't miss his art show at the Surf Gallery with Tyler Warren and Joe Curren.

Thanks Yusuke!

Front Window

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oden Hull Test

Curiosity got the best of Oden and Taylor, so they went in on the Ninelights Hull together.

Here's Oden giving it a run in some marginal conditions yesterday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Afternoon Surf

The waves were average, but the lighting was nice.

Golden Fish

Here's a custom Sandia Fish we did for Estancia and CDM's Surf Team Coach, Joel.

Monday, October 26, 2009

{ Ninelights Hull }

We have a used 7'0 Ninelights Hull in the shop right now.

Hand shaped by Jeff Beck.

Dims are 7'0 x 15 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 15 x 2 5/8


Nathan Adams at Doho

Here are 2 frames that Oden shot at Doheny, this Summer, of Nathan perched high up on a wave with Levi Prairie getting a close up view. No one likes sharing waves and surfing switch as much as Levi.

Soak Inc.

Here are some photos from our Taiwanese friend/distributor, Jerry Yee.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Escential Fullsuits are now in stock

We just got a fresh batch of 3/2 fullsuits from es-cent-ial in the shop.

Yamamoto Rubber. Es-cent-ial logo on left sleeve. Almond logo on right sleeve.

Article in Surfin' Life Magazine - Japan

Check out the piece Bill Sharp did on Almond for Surfin' Life Magazine in Japan.

Not sure what is says yet.... but I'm sure it's great.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shoot Photos like Cam Oden

Have you ever looked at Oden's photographs and thought to yourself "I wish I could take pictures like that?"

Well, folks, do I have good news for you... now you can! (Sort of)

Oden is selling his digital camera body.

Canon 1D MARK II 8.5mxp at 8.5fps. $1300.00.
Comes with two batteries and charger.
(and an Almond T-shirt)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

{ Ryan Burch }

Cyrus' friend Ryan Burch rides an alaia as well as anyone in the world.

Here's a video of him killing it on his self-shaped 5'4 Fish.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Taylor at Doho

Here's a rad photograph of Taylor Allee, taken by the elusive Cameron Oden, at the historic Doheny Bone Yard.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Simon Perini's Kookumber

Here's Simon's self portrait with his new 5'6 Kookumber. Glad it made it back safely to Australia, glass-on fin and all.

Big thanks to Ron from Waterman's Guild for getting it all packed up safely.

And thanks to Lightner for introducing Simon and I, via the time he has invested in Grass is Greener.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Alaia by Felipe Siebert

Check out this beautiful alaia by our Brazilian friend, Felipe Siebert.

{ Nathan Adams }

Here are some portraits that Cam Oden shot of Nathan with his 9'9 signature model. This particular board is headed for Icons of Surf, in San Clemente.

Will Surf for Food

I went to pick up Thomas this morning to head to Bolsa and he was standing in the street holding a cardboard sign that read "Will Surf for Food"

I'm fairly certain he managed to make it while standing on the curb waiting for us, although we'll never know for sure.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Simon Perini

Was super stoked to finally get to chat with Simon in person. He was in town from Australia, and picked up a 5'6 Kookumber to take back home.

Simon and his Wife are wonderful individuals.

Here are some of Simon's wonderful photographs.

Best wishes my GiG Amigo.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Almond in Taiwan

I hung out with our Taiwanese distributor, Jerry Yee and Matunas' Matt Mattoon yesterday.

Here are some rad photos of Almond represented in Taiwan that Jerry shared with me.

(Notice the almond shirt on the guy in front of Jerry)