Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Rat

Aaron is 18 today. I wonder if he'll ever outgrow the nickname King Rat.

Longboard 4 you?

Used 9'2 Early Bird for sale. This was a board we did for Worm last year, and Lightner has owned for the last while. $600.

Available at 367 Old Newport

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nose Patch

You have all seen deck patches and tail patches; introducing the all new Nose Patch from Almond. For all of your noseriding straight-onto-the-shore needs; and symmetrical visual pleasure.

Double Wedge Stringer 9'7 Surf Thump with Almond-shaped D-fin.

Photo: Oden

All I need is...

Here are a couple photos of our friends Thomas and Christian body surfing last weekend. Somewhere in America.

In both photos, Christian has my Flip video camera in hand. Looking forward to seeing some documentation of their escapades.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Modernist Basque Surfing

Modernist Basque Surfing teaser from debolex films on Vimeo.

Cyrus Sutton | 3D7D

Here's a brand new 9'7 Cy's Aquatic Almond for the shop.
//Sanded Gloss Finish, Glass on Mahogany Pintail Fin//

Also, if you're wondering what Cy has been up to recently... watch this 3-Dimensional Rincon video he put together recently. Cy and Mike Sheldrake developed a little 3D adapter for Cy's Canon 7D that is quite an impressive little contraption. Expect to see more depth in Cy's videos in the future...

3D Rincon- Sea Movies from on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


How are these photos of Ryan Burch?!?

Santa Cruz

Pre-loved Surfboards

We have a used 9'2 Lumberjack and a 5'10 Sandia Fish in the racks right now.

As well as a used 6'2 Rainbow fish and a 1963 Dale Velzy pop-out that has been beautifully restored.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jimmy Quad

Jimmy Pham enjoying some great mid-winter, summer-like, conditions on his Quadkumber.

photo: Sam Schafer

Contest within the Contest

Al may have won the surf contest, but Christian won the arm wrestling contest at the awards dinner.

Because this is what CWach eats for dessert:

Monday, January 17, 2011

Joel Tudor Invitational | Santa Cruz

Had a blast at the Vans Invitational this weekend. The waves were pumping, the weather was beautiful and everyone was surfing like bonkers.

Everyone was surfing so insane. Honestly, any single one of those guys could have won the contest. But Alex was surfing like a man possessed. One of the most impressive surfing performances I've ever seen. In the final, he was a little dot on the horizon scrapping into overhead waves and then doing what Al does best... all the way to the inside.

Burch surprised a few people by making it to the final. Although it really shouldn't surprise anyone. The guy can just flat out surf on anything. (As he has proven again and again)

Such an honor to get to be there this weekend and experience the whole thing.

Thanks so much to Joel and Vans for everything. They did an incredible job, and pulled on one for the ages.

(Photos nicked from

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Saturdays Surf NYC

If you haven't seen the new Saturdays website, take a peak.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Aloha Santa Cruz and I are heading out pre-dawn tomorrow for Santa Cruz so we can watch Nathan and the rest of the crew participate in the Joel Tudor Invitational this weekend.

Kyle will probably take a few photos along the way.

I've never been to Santa Cruz, so I'm looking forward to it.

With all those talented loggers in one lineup, it's going to be one for the ages.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Something something... skate

New video segment by the ever-impressive Cameron Oden.

Sidewalk surfing by Jake Zylstra.

something something.... ...skate from Cam Oden on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Joel Tudor x Vans Event #3 | Jan 14-15

The third event in the Joel Tudor x Duct Tape x Vans series will be held next weekend in Santa Cruz, CA.

Nathan got "the call" yesterday informing him that he's in!

Other participants include: Harrison Roach, Jared Mell, Chris del Moro, Al Knost, Justin Quintal, Christian Wach, Dane Peterson, Tyler Warren, Mikey DeTemple, JJ Wessels, Troy Elmore, and a few others.

Should be an incredible weekend of surfing at the Lane, probably going to make the trek up there to witness it.

Congrats Nate, stoked you're in the contest.

Glassy Days

Finally we had some clear weather and clear water this week.

Have you been seeing those sunsets?

King Rat making the most of the break in the rain.

Photo: Tom Cozad

Thursday, January 6, 2011

5'3 Sandia Fish

We recently tweaked the Sandia Fish template a little bit to make it a little straighter throughout. It's a touch narrower than it was before, and we straightened out the template through the tail, making the tail a touch wider. Overall, I'm really happy with how this one looks.

This 5'3 is for Scotty Stopnik, so it will be up to him to do some R&D on the redesign and give us feedback.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Tomohiro, showing off his new zipper-less 3mm Almond wetsuit.

Handcrafted in Japan by Mr. Sayama

My only question is... if Tomo measures everyone for suits, who measured Tomo?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Somewhere pigs must be flying

Taylor Allee owns a thruster.

Never thought I'd see the day...

Trusty Thrusty designed and shaped by Griffin Neumann-Hyphen-Kyle.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011