Sunday, October 31, 2010

Autumn Colors

Halloween today, tomorrow November.

Photo: Cameron T. Oden

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Air Compressor

Adios, dust.

Photo: OcciDENtal

New Matt Costa

Speaking of Matt Costa, here are some great photos Jimmy shot of Matt a couple months ago...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nathan Adams by Kyle Lightner

A photo Kyle shot of Nate while they were in Montauk for the Vans contest.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kyle Lightner for VANS

Kyle Lightner for Vans t-shirt available at Thalia.

These 2 photos are shots Kyle took of Dave and Griffin back when we first started hanging out and working together. The top one is me holding the 'cordless' board pre-glass job. The second one is Griffin crouching down inspecting a 1964 Hobie board that we were talking about, as inspiration for some of the first longboards we did together.

It was complete coincidence that Vans happened to put photos of Griffin and I on the same shirt.

Even more of a longshot that they would use those photos for a KL X VANS Billboard in NYC and SF. (pictured below) Stoked for you Kyle.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to two good friends of ours, Greg Martz and Ciro Bicudo.

Thanks for all your friendship and contributions.

(Greg photo: Oden)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Shoot the curl

Aaron, testing the structural integrity of his longboard, in Newport.

Photo: Tom Cozad

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Plywood Fins - Nathan Adams Model

9'9 Nathan Adams Model with a plywood naters fin by Gully.

Now in stock at Almond.

Plywood Fins - Surf Thump

9'6 Surf Thump with a Plywood D-Fin by Gully.

Now in stock at Almond.

Plywood Fins - Lumberjack

9'8 Lumberjack with a plywood 'huck' fin by Gully.

Now in stock at Almond.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Nathan and Kyle are home from the Montauk, NY Joel Tudor Invitational.

I've only heard a few brief stories of the trip, but it sounded like a great week.

Kyle hung out with Thomas Campbell, and everyone else you could think of.

Haven't seen Nate yet, but I hear he surfed great.

Welcome home.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rat Tube

A sequence of Aaron getting barreled at a recent high school contest.

According to multiple recounts, Rat came out of this barrel and got a 10 for the wave.

Photos: Tom Cozad

Gully | Liquid Salt

Gully's interview is up on Liquid Salt!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Simon Perini x Rake

Our good friends Simon Perini and Adrian Knott put out a collab t-shirt for Ado's line, Rake.

So, of course we had to support and get some for the shop.

Come check out the new Simon x RAKE t-shirt.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kookumber Variations

Single or Quad.

"See you in Tokyo!"

While we were in Tokyo, we went to dinner with Yusuke Hanai. He took us to an incredible sushi restaurant on the 14th floor of a high-rise in Shibuya.

This guy is one of the most enjoyable people you'll meet, and of course, an amazingly talented artist.

"Go your own way"

Friday, October 15, 2010


The most recent addition to the Almond Family, Schuyler McFerran!

We're stoked to finally have a female surfers perspective around Almond. We've got all sorts of great stuff on the horizon for all our female friends and fans.

For starters, this is the 9'4 Schuyler Model by Almond.

Welcome to the team, Sky!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Travel Quiver

Photo: U-Ske

(L to R) Nate Model, Surf Thump, Kookumber, Sandia, Kookumber.


U-SKE sent over some surfing photos that he shot while we were there.

We didn't meet U-SKE (Yusuke Suzuki) until the day after our magical dream session, but he did get some good shots of a few small says around Hiratsuka.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunrise Surf Session - Day 3

Nathan, Tomo and I had a magical surf session at the rivermouth by Tomo's house in Japan.

Here are some photos by amigo U-Ske of Nate and I getting ready for a surf.

p.s. the sun rises over the ocean there...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Singlefin All Stars '10 - Day 2

Nathan, Tomo and I participated in the Single Fin All Stars contest in Shizoka last week. We arrived at the beach just before sunrise, and we didn't leave until after sunset. Needless to say, it was the longest beach day of my life. Because of the party at Ron Herman the night before, we slept like 3 hours before we had to make the 3 hour drive from Hiratsuka to Shizoka. It was quite a wild introduction to Japan, but we had a blast.

I got a crazy micro-fiber towel, designed by our friend Mr. Hanai.

Nate made it to the final!

Yuta and Ryoko were there!

And people seemed pretty stoked on Nathan's noseride take-offs.

Packing Light - Japan Day 1

We traveled with enough surfboards and equipment for the whole Brady Family.

Pre-dawn adventure.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Heading Home

Nathan and Dave are headed home.

Kill the time waiting for them by listening to this song...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The PawnShop kings

Another musical treat for you this week.

We're heading home from Japan tomorrow!

See you all soon.