Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

First Wave!

My good friend Adam, and his son Elijah, enjoying Eli's first wave together.

(The Surf Thump is my favorite longboard too, Elijah)

Panels of White | Skies of Blue

9'7 Surf Thump by Griff-Kyle, Diagonal Deck Patch, Mahogany D-fin by the Gull.

Summer surfboard riding.


Thursday, April 28, 2011


New surfboard for Summer! Refined Tan and White.

Photo: CamOden

Looking for: Little, Loggable, Lefts

Taylor Allee | Maneuvering little Blackies peelers on his Log Rhythm

Photos: Cam Oden

Triple Stringer Handplanes

Gully recently finished up a batch of handplanes with a fancy new look.

Just in time for summer.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Yusuke!

Happy birthday to our good friend, and one of our favorite artists anywhere, Yusuke Hanai.

One of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and equally talented.

Handplanes Hawaii

Josh Guerra sent us this photo of himself body surfing in Hawaii with his Almond handplane.

In somewhat related news, we just ordered a small wood burning brand for the hand planes.

Muskaria Surf | Basque Country Spain

Our friends in Spain just opened a new shop called Muskaria.

Rad collection of surfboards and related goods.

And these guys make some amazing videos.

Muskaria has some new Almonds arriving next week.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Greg Martz | Resin Articulations @ Hurley

Greg Martz, head laminator at Waterman's Guild, is having an art show opening on Cinco de Mayo at the Hurley store in Laguna.

Come to 225 Forest, Laguna Beach on May 5 and see what Greg has been up to when he's not lamming surfboards.

Blue and Yellow //

Where the ocean meets the beach.

5'6 Quadkumber

Gloss and Polish

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jeff Allee | Malibu-ya

Jeff is inspecting the recently finished back wall.

Quite certain he hasn't taken that hat off in a week.

Summer Sano Days

Long days at the beach ahead? We've got you covered.

We have 2 new hat styles for you.

Straw Hats and Trucker Caps.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Double Stringer Cy

New in the Racks at 367 Old Newport.

Light Tan Wrap with Signature Cyrus Inlay on Deck.

Sanded Gloss Finish.

Fin Box.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Diagonally-Patched Thump

9'2 Surf Thump with Diagonal-Cut deck, tail, and nose patches.

Sanded gloss finish.

Fin Box.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Surf Thump for Simon Perini

Simon and Jazz Perini are amazing folks. Super talented, super sweet, and incredibly gracious hosts. I was so stoked to send another board to Simon right before my Australia trip.

Here are some snaps of the 9'2 Surf Thump we made for Simon.

If you haven't seen Simon's snaps before, proceed here immediately.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nathan Adams by Nolan Hall

Nathan Adams, Steamer Lane, January 2011.

Photo: Nolan Hall

Discovered via Endless Wave

Neapolitian Quadkumber

New 5'8 Mocha-Neapolitan Quadkumber for the shop.

Glass on quads by Gulliver, made from his new wheaty looking ply.

This one will be getting a prominent spot in the racks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Almond Shop Upgrades

Re-doing the back wall of the shop this week.

4' of wood paneling and 8' of Malibu courtesy of Cam Oden.

La Aventura del Amor | Krochet Kids

Our good friends, the Krochet Kids, are putting on an event called La Aventura del Amor, next Tuesday, April 26, at the Lido Theater.

RSVP here to get your tickets. Everything these guys do is amazing, so I can promise it won't disappoint.

See you there. In the meantime, watch this teaser.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Surf Thump | Dorm Room

When Greg's Surf Thump isn't at Rincon, it's tucked snugly into the corner of his Dorm Room.

Surf Thump | Rincon

Greg Swanson's 9'2 Surf Thump in Santa Barbara, California.

He's riding his with a Stopnik fin by Captain Fin Co.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Schuyler McFerran Signature Wetsuit by Almond

New full-page ad that CamOden put together for our women's wetsuit.

More info available on the forthcoming new website...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Korduroy TV | Wax Remover

Here's an oldie but goody.

Thomas VanMelum | Pipeline 2011

Our good friend, Thomas, participated in the pipeline body surfing contest last month. Thomas is a Wedge guy, and signed up for the Pipeline contest, having never even been to Hawaii.

It was bound to be either a smashing success or a huge dose of humble pie.

Fortunately for Thomas, his years at Wedge served him well. He somehow scored one of only 2 10-point waves of the contest. (sequence below) Photos:

He racked up the highest combined score in the history of the contest, before being surpassed by Mike Stewart 5 minutes later.

And possibly most excitingly, he connected with the Malloys, as they're working on their new bodysurfing film, Come Hell or High Water.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Matt Cuddihy | First Point Noosa

First point fun from :P on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday | Taylor Allee

Happy 20th Taylor!!

We'll have a celebratory surf tomorrow, when you don't have 9 hours of class.

In related news, thanks for packing all your classes into 2 days so you can be around the shop the other 3.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Break | Lumberjack

Gully, showing off a new 9'4 Lumberjack for the shop.

Gully is on Spring Break this week, so he's got plenty of extra time to foil fins and handplanes

...and surf

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Try to be flexible...

Cam Oden drew up the template for this sexy flexy fin.

Laid up and hand-foiled by Mark Stavron.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Preparing for Summer

Short John and Quadkumber... Summer is around the corner.

2mm Short John Wetsuit made in Japan.
5'6 Quadkumber Surfboard made in California.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Quadkumber Ad

Here's a recent ad that Oden put together for On The Board Magazine JP.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Week Left | Love for Japan

Happy Birthday | Cameron Oden

Happy 22nd Birthday to photo/video/visual/seakitten/quadkumber/littleflatskateboard extraordinaire, and friend, CamOden.

Reshape at Casa del Perini

Simon and I stripped the glass of an old mini-mal at his house while I was staying with him, and I reshaped it into a 6'2. It ended up pretty hully because of the thickness flow of the board once we got it all cleaned up. One of the first things I told Simon when I finished the board was "Don't show it to Kyle when he comes to visit, he'll be too critical of the rails"

I know Lightner all too well... he went straight for the rails when he saw the board. But I was relieved to get an email from Kyle saying he was stoked on the board, and the rails, and he gave it the nod.

It was a fun project to do with Simon during my stay there. Now it's up to Simon and his friend Brett to glass the thing.

Stoked you're home Kyle.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Lifted this from Schuyler McFerran's blog.

Where do I get a car like that?

Surfboards for Simon and Seamouse

We were stoked to be able to make some longboards for some talented and wonderful friends of ours, Simon Perini and Keiron 'Seamouse' Lewis.

Here's Simon with his 9'2 Surf Thump, and Seamouse with his 9'2 Log Rhythm. (Simon photo: Kyle Lightner)

Last photo is of Seamouse's first session on his board (Photo: Aquabumps)

Cheers Amigos!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Schuyler's Fin

We recently picked up a batch of new fin templates from Mark Stavron.

Super stoked on how they turned out.

Schuyler designed this template for her personal board.

Look for this design coming to a fin department near you.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kevin's Kookumber

Orange tint with Teal Resin Splash.

Special Zebrawood fin by Gully.

Insane Zebrawood fin by Gully.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

7'6 Almond Joy

Light Brown Opaque Reverse Wrap.

Gloss and Polish.

Mahogany Joy Fin by Gulliver.