Friday, February 26, 2010


We are now carrying a few choice items from Wellen.

Almond Shop 1-Year

Ciro just sent us this!

Many thanks, friend!

Wish you could be here next week!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Slide Issue

Just got some copies of the new Slide Magazine in the shop.

Stop by and check it out. Adrian Knott did some artwork for a feature on Ryan Tatar. And there's a nice little article about Cyrus.

Kookumber Illustration | James Kamo

James Kamo did this illustration of a Kookumber and passed it along to us.

I threw in a couple other illustrations he did as well.

Thanks James.

Cutty Animation from James Kamo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rob Kulisek | Liquid Salt

I just read the Liquid Salt interview with Rob Kulisek. Check it out, I think you will enjoy it.

He's a creative dude, and he's doing some really original stuff.

Among my favorite answers:

What are you most grate­ful for?
Being an artist, being left-handed, the gift of sal­va­tion, and being able to noseride.

Almond Fins by Mark Stavron

Mark Stavron (o'Fish'l) is helping us get a whole line of our fin templates done as fin-box fins.

Mark hand foiled these sample fins for us. They're gorgeous.

(10" Huck template, and 10" pintail fin)

Photos: Lamar Oden

Cyrus Sutton via Camode N.

Cyrus testing his Aquatic Almond at Oceanside.

Photo: Camode N.

Moci and his Log Rhythm

There really isn't a caption worthy of these photos that Moci sent me of he and his board.

Just let the pure beauty of them soak in.

Monday, February 22, 2010

TK Burgers

We will be having the TK Burgers truck at the Almond Anniversary Party.

Get excited for burgers.

$5 for food.

March 5, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mikey Selbicky | John Ryan

Another rad photo collage of our Northerner friend, Mikey Selbicky

Photos: John Ryan

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fish Bowl

Our friend Ryan sent me this photo of him getting under the lip on a 5'8 Sandia Fish.

Monday, February 15, 2010

// MARCH 5, 2010 //

//You Aint Seen Nothin' Yet//

One-Year Anniversary of the Almond Shop.

We're celebrating making it through our first year of business by inviting you all down to the shop for a little fun.

- Live musical performance by the Pawnshop Kings
- Opening musical act by Nathan Adams
- Give-aways
- Brand new Almond stuff
- New Art and Photography
- New Cyrus Sutton Model longboard
- Teaser clip of Cyrus' new film, "Stoked and Broke"
- Foods and Drinks


Swanson Brothers

Greg finding some fun on his 5'6 kookumber.

and Alex recreating a photo of his Dad from the 70's, with the fish we replicated for him.

Friday, February 12, 2010

{ Cy's Aquatic Almond }

Here's the first peak at the new Cyrus Sutton model we've been working on with Cy

Lots more visuals coming soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Soeda Surfboards Japan

SSJ is now the exclusive distributor of Almond Surfboards in Japan.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PawnShop Kings

Apparently I really like bands consisting of brothers who harmonize with each other.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Nathan Adams | Alaia

Here's a portrait Cam took of Nate, with his alaia by Sam Hann.

Campbell's Sandia

Campbell came by to pick up his 5'6 Sandia Fish yesterday.

Friday, February 5, 2010

5'6 Kookumber | Thalia St.

Cruise down to Thalia and take a look at this 5'6 Kookumber we dropped off with them.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mollusk | SF

I visited Mollusk while I was in San Francisco last weekend. Needless to say, it's a rad shop. They've used the space so uniquely; including the tree house they built inside the shop.

Definitely worth stopping by if you're ever in SF. Plus, there was a really good coffee shop halfway between Mollusk and the beach.

Hann Alaias | Korduroy TV

New All Yew episode on Korduroy TV: Sam Hann talking about the alaias he makes.

He makes Nathan's alaias, and he's a super nice guy.

All Yew- Sam Hann from on Vimeo.

Scotty Stopnik | Kookumber

Here's a photo that Lightner took of Scotty on his 5'2 Kookumber

Empire Ave | Adrian Knott

Australian Fashion and Culture blog, Empire Ave, did a little highlight of the Knott Shop shirt

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Trunks | Thalia Street

Almond Fine Surfing Trunks are now available at Thalia St. Surf Shop, Laguna Beach.

We also dropped off a killer little 5'6 Kookumber while we were down there, so check it out.


Tomo with his new 5'4 kookumber

Liquid Salt

I like this new Liquid Salt logo.

Finless Foamie Fun

Inspired by some of the recent experimentation by Cyrus and Ryan Burch, our Northern seafaring amigo, Mikey, opted to saw his soft-top in half. Looks like a fun little upgrade.

Photo: John Ryan