Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Peanut-shaped Cashew by Almond

Griffin has been wanting to try shaping an alaia for a while (however we're still pretty far from getting him to try one)

So I gave him creative freedom to experiment with one of the Obeche wood blanks yesterday.

It resulted in a beautiful 5'10, peanut-inspired alaia that looks insanely fun.

Oden documented the process.

5 times 1/8"

5-stringer Surf Thump for Camera Oden.

Photo: Oden

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Onion Sweatshirt

New front-zip hoodie for Spring. Available here.

Obeche Wood Alaia Blanks

Obeche wood alaia blanks are now available here at the shop.

Obeche is native to Africa, and is infinitely better for making alaias than anything you'll find at your hardware store.

Perfect compliment to your copy of Tom's Creation Plantation


9'2 Surf Thump

Alejandro came by to pick up his new surf thump.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Tyler Warren | Liquid Salt

Check out Tyler Warren's interview on Liquid Salt.

Nate and Andy both got a mention.

Photo: Cam Oden

Friday, March 26, 2010

Junior High Groms

Griffin H. and Campbell D. enjoying some spring sunshine and waves on their new Almond boards.

Tom's Creation Plantation is now in stock

Cyrus' new film, Tom's Creation Plantation is now out on DVD, and available at Almond.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sea Wach

Christian Wach
took 1st in the Noosa Contest...
For the 4th time in a row!

Photo: Bevan

Congrats Andy!

Congrats Andy for taking 1st in states for NSSA Junior High.

Photo: Camera Oden

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Dave

Dave, who turns 24 today, celebrating at the 1 Year Anniversary Party.

Photo: Ryan Longnecker

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pickle via Lightner

Crazy photo of Tyler Warren from Church yesterday.

Lightnerd, killing it with his camera equipment (as usual)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Custom Kookumber

Shipping out a 6'4 Kookumber for Cedric.

Blue plaid fabric inlay.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Stoked and Broke Photos

Here are a few more photos of the Stoked and Broke trip.

Photos by Kevin Roche


Zane sent us this great shot of his Lumberjack in the grass somewhere in Santa Barbara.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stoked and Broke Trip

Cyrus and Ryan are well into their "Stoked and Broke" adventure.

Check out their progress on the Korduroy TV facebook page.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Clutch's Hotcoat Room

Big batch of boards going through for Japan.

Photos from Friday

Here are a few photos from our party on Friday night.

Thanks to Ryan Longnecker for being the event photographer.

And a big thanks to the Pawnshop Kings for an incredible performance.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Happy 21st Birthday to Kameron Brown

Cyrus Sutton | Liquid Salt

Cyrus' interview on Liquid Salt just went up. Even I learned some stuff about the guy.

Great read.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Simon Perini sent me this photo from his California trip last October.

Thanks to all our supporters who have gotten us to this point.

Much love and appreciation,

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Plenty to do this Weekend...

There are plenty of exciting things happening this weekend...

First, Almond Shop 1-year anniversary on Friday at 6:00.

Second, Captain Helm Pancake Breakfast on Saturday Morning.

Lastly, Saturday night requires a little driving, but is well worth it. Dano and Ray Barbee will each be performing at an art show at Shelter in Long Beach. And Thalia St. is putting on an event commemorating 10 years of working/collaborating with Ando. The Thalia event will feature DJ Manny Caro from Mandala Surfboards. (never knew he was a dj...)

Hope to see you all this weekend, all weekend.