Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yoki's Garden

Check out Generic Youth's new project, Yoki's Garden.

They're re-purposing athletic equipment from USC into new apparel items for you.

Eyasu approves.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kyle Lightner for VANS II

The KL for Vans billboards have started appearing all over the place.

Here are some photos from the side of a couple buildings in LA and NY, plus a NY subway.

Stoked for you Kyle! Still laughing that Griffin and I are somehow on the side of a building.

Top 2 photos/paintings via Colossal Media.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

SolSpot Surf Forcasting

I've been using SolSpot to check the waves/tides/etc recently. It's been really straightforward and easy to use.

Stoked that Jon from SolSpot wrote a great article about Almond yesterday.

Read the article HERE, and start checking the surf HERE.

Monday, November 22, 2010


For the foreseeable future, Tomohiro will be coming in on Tuesdays to take orders for custom Almond wetsuits.

It takes about 30 minutes to get measured, and you'll have a suit in hand in 2-3 weeks!

We're happy to invite you to the inaugural Tomo Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 tomorrow.

**Thanks James Kamo for the rad Almond Wetsuits logo**

Mary Midlength in Action

Here's a photo of Surf Sister Mary riding her mystery midlength recently.

Mary is an absolute gem of a human being.

Ryan Lovelace | Liquid Salt

Read the new LS interview with Ryan Lovelace!

"What’s next for Ryan Lovelace? At this point who knows? Every­thing comes up organ­i­cally so I don’t plan too much out aside from when and where I’m going to meet peo­ple."

Photo: Lightner

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kelly Slater x Saturdays Surf NYC

Here's a shot of 10 x World Champion, Kelly Slater, in front of Saturdays Surf NYC.

With an Almond Pogie Fish in the front window, right behind him.

Jeff Yokoyama

Check out this feature on Yoki on Drift!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Die-Cut Stickers

We just got a shipment of new die-cut stickers in.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Magazine Advertisement

Here's a recent magazine ad that Oden shot and laid out.

Happy Birthday Jeff

My brother Jeffrey is 20 today.

If you stop by the shop expecting to see me, and see a guy who kind of resembles me, but probably isn't me... that's my brother Jeff. He's helping out full-time now. Yew!

Happy birthday Brother.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

// A U S T R A L I A //

Dear All of our Australian Amigos:

Keep your eyes peeled for some Almonds in the lineup and shop racks very, very soon.

Almond Surfboards are now available down under via California Surf Imports.

Tomo is home!

Welcome home Tomohiro.

This means we can start measuring people for wetsuits again!

Monday, November 15, 2010

2 Used Fishes

5'6 Sandia. Light Blue Tint with teal resin band and plywood keels. $475.

5'8 Sandia. Light Blue Wrap with Mahogany Keels. $450.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Andy Nieblas - Morning of the Earth

15-year-old Andy Nieblas riding a 70's pintail at 54th during a recent swell.

Style and grace beyond your years, amigo.

Sequence: Cameron Oden

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


9'6 custom Surf Thump for Bryan Booy from Woodfin.

Checkered "D" Fin by Gully

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mr. Cam Oden

Big thanks to this guy for all of his many contributions.

He started out by taking some photos around here, and 18 months later, he pretty much has his hand in all of the creative happenings at Almond.

Big ups to Griffin, Gully, Taylor, Jeff, Shaw and Meg too.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nathan Adams by Greg Benoit

Here are some recent photos of Nate Adams by Greg Benoit.

You can find both of these guys hanging at San Onofre most days.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Slide Magazine x Kyle Lightner x Simon Perini

Two of my favorite dudes, who happen to be photographers, each have multi-page spreads in the most recent issue of Slide Magazine.

Simon Perini covered Deus Ex Machina, and Kyle Lightner shot a bunch of gems of Alex Knost.

Stop by the shop and check it out.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Walking on Water Event

Walking on Water is holding an event at St. Andrew's NEXT Saturday. (11/13)

Merrick, Gordon and Skipper will be there, if you've ever wanted to meet one of these legends.

Here's the link for more info.