Thursday, July 23, 2009

morSURF Magazine

Look for us in the newest issue of morSURF. Thanks Chasen for the superb article.

Danny Ingalls

Danny and his friend Alex (Dub 'n Al) are going to play a show here at the shop tomorrow night. Stop by and check them out. They're going on at 8.

photo: jdubsingles

Nathan Oldfield

I love this photo by Nathan Oldfield

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Keith Novosel on the other side of the lens

Here are a few gems that Chris Fowler shot of Keith enjoying his 9'10 Almondo Customo in Florida last week.

Drift Surfing

Be sure to check out the new Drift website. It's back and better than ever.

Video Screenshots

Cinematography by Oden, Screenshots by Lightner

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Griffin's Favorite YouTube Video

Griffin Neumann-Kyle is OUR super talented shaper, all around funny guy and huge fan of the Monkfish.

Here is muffin working on a Sandia Fish

Erin, if they've already discussed the monk fish on fupenguin, please send the entry to at your earliest convenience. -Dave

Thanks, Tony, for the writeup on Review Surfboards.


Cam and Nathan went to Malibu recently to surf and film.

Here are a few stills that Oden snapped while they were there.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

2 shapers named Griffin?

Here's our little buddy Griffin Sharp and his self-shaped quad.

Foam Dust. Gantez shirt.

Blue Surfboard. Blue Almond Trunks.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Airstrikes Against Bodyboarders

Apparently angry surfers have been taking drastic measures to keep body boarders out of their lineups. Military air strikes.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hand Planes by Gully

With all the buzz about hand planes, Gully couldn't help but try making some. I was shocked by how much of a difference a hand plane makes on a wave. They're super fun, and the Gull has applied his precise craftsmanship to these little planing devices.

My favorite part about having them in the shop has been how many people ask why we're selling wooden sandals.

There's the new reef sandal idea, forget a bottle opener, how about a sandal/handplane... let's see it happen.


We're now stocking board bags from Ahoy! We've got a variety of sizes and styles in here now. Darren from Ahoy has been cranking these things out lately.

Impossible Education

Generic Youth's Jeff Yokoyama does a class/mentoring/apprenticeship with creative young people looking to break free into the wild world of business.

Our buddy Andrew took part in the first class over there, and his graduation party at GY is coming up. Check him out and support their efforts.

Check out this little video short that Cyrus did of handplanes and alaias. And check that wetsuit he's wearing at the end....

Wood Monday from Cyrus Sutton on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nathan Adams Model 9'9

Here's a look at the new 9'9 Nathan Adams Model. The prototype version is on display in the racks of the shop.

I realize I already posted the teaser video, but now you can watch it with the knowledge of the board you're looking at.

photo: oden


Day 1

Nathan Adams Fin

Glide Magazine in Spain

Almond appeared on the cover of Glide Magazine in Spain this month. The photo was one that Keith Novosel took while he was visiting in April.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Erin Ashley by Kyle Lightner

Here are some photos of Erin Ashley and her 9'2, taken by the photo wizard himself, Kyle Lightner.

Picaresque at Shelter

Be sure not to miss the showing of Picaresque at Shelter on Saturday Night...

Ciro Bicudo aka "Organik"

Here is one of the new Almond shirts, designed by our Brazilian friend, and fellow Grass is Greener member, Ciro Bicudo. Look for more of Ciro's work around Almond in the near future...

Alex Swanson

Here are a few photos that Alex Swanson sent me of the July 3rd event.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fine Surfing Trunks

We just released our first batch of Almond Surf Trunks. They're 100% hand sewn in California. 17.5" Outseam. Way stoked.

4 colorways: | burgundy, navy, powder blue | khaki, charcoal, seafoam | turquoise, silver, gold | brown, chocolate, pickles

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 3rd Photos from Zane Balogh

Here are a few shots that Zane Balogh sent me over from the July 3rd event.

Diario de un Churfer

Our new friend "Chuk" gave us some love on his surf blog in Spain.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chasen Marshall

Chasen Marshall, of morSurf Magazine, did a really cool writeup about the July 3rd event on his blog.

Here are a few of Chasen's photos from that night.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The White Buffalo

If you like music... check out the White Buffalo's new album. It's keeping me super stoked, as I'm pulling together the final details of Tomorrow's event. (natural transition)

Cruise by the shop tomorrow for an evening of festivities, including but not limited to: A Live Performance by the Smart Brothers, The release of 4 new shirt designs, The unveiling of the first batch of Almond Trunks, The first public appearance by the newly released "Nathan Adams Model" surfboard. And we might even have a visual treat at the end of the night. A little teaser for a film we're working on.