Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dave's 5'8 Kookumber

Dave's personal 5'8 Kookumber with a Mahogany fin. Super good shape now that we stripped the wax off.


367 Old Newport Blvd.

King Rad

Aaron Cervantes at 61st Newport

Photo: Cameron Oden

Monday, August 29, 2011

USED 9'3 Log Rhythm

Rat is trading in his Log Rhythm for something new...


Twins Are In

Twin Fin Fun

5'8 Pogie // 5'6 Sandia // 5'4 Mini-Simmons

Saturday, August 27, 2011

He's Crafty

Griffin Neumann-Kyle is the man behind the mask.

Classic Almond Logo Pocket Tee

Photo: CamOden

Friday, August 26, 2011

Australian Surf Expedition

Here are some photos from Noosa, Australia on a day when we had to go searching for waves. Simon Perini just sent these to me last night, and brought back a bunch of fun memories.

We heard there were waves at Granites, so we geared-up and embarked on a hike through the National Forest that was about the equivalent of the trestles trail in length. Then we arrived at Tea Tree, which was dead flat. Simon informed me that I could either keep hiking the trail to the next spot, or I could jump in the water and paddle around a little head-land and I would be there. Since the log was starting to feel pretty heavy, and the humidity was a factor, the water was starting to look really tempting... I opted for the paddle.

The first photo is me almost to Granites, about 2/3 of the way through the second longest single paddle I can recall. (The longest took place about 3 hours later when we had to paddle back, post-surf)

Although I was pretty spent (and certain I was going to get swallowed by a whale) it was well worth the journey once we arrived at Granites. Patchy, Andrew, Ellis and Matty Chojnacki were all there when I got there. And we surfed a reeling right point for a few hours in a beautiful, remote, tropical paradise. (While sitting in the lineup you can't see anything but tropical rain forest and the Pacific Ocean)

Photos: Simon Perini

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nathan Adams

Nate is as much of a fixture at Sano as anyone. Here is is getting ready to paddle out on his 9'6 Pintail.

Photo: Oden

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Schuyler McFerran for Almond

Schuyler, with her 9'4 signature model at Sano

More collabs with Sky are in the works...

Photo: Cam Oden

Monday, August 22, 2011


It's like a Kookumber, except it has 4 fins.

5'8 Quadkumber with glass-on plywood fins.

We've only been doing the kookumbers as a quad for about 12 months, and it's already becoming one of our most popular board models.

Thanks Patrick for always asking us to make him something new, different, difficult or unique. You helped us stumble upon a gem (...this time)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Expeditious Quadfish

Expeditious: immediate, speedy, nimble, prompt, effective.

This is an expeditious quad fish for Brennan; hand-shaped by Mr. New Man Coil.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Big Old Beach Day

Just a big old beach day with Cameron "I Own A Van Now" Oden

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Spin Out...

with your fin out.

Nathan Adams at San Onofre State Beach.

Photo: Cameroon Ooden

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jake Zylstra | 2-Half-Fish

Jake Zylstra with the 2-Half-Fish

Cameron Oden and Taylor Allee each shaped one half of this board. I believe Cam did the left side and Taylor did the right...

There's a good chance it's mildly asymmetrical.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Quadkumber Model

5'11 and 6'0 Quadkumbers {for stock}

Hand-shaped just for you, whoever you are...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gulliver Traveling

..through peaky newport sections, on his 9'1 Pinwheel.

Photo: Tom Green

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vagabond by Schuyler McFerran

A variety of board bags in stock, hand-made by Schuyler McFerran.

Ranging from 5'6 to 6'0 with more on the way...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fishing is just Swell

Here's a page out of our 2011 Summer Look Book. Photographed and laid out by Cameron Oden.

Fisherman/Worm-Drowner: Taylor Allee

Friday, August 5, 2011

Rat + Oden // Chad Cress

King Rat and Cam Oden exhibiting their respective talents at San Onofre.

Photo: Chad Cress

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Griffin NK | Blue Magazine

Blue magazine did a feature on 9 longboard shapers who shape pigs. The list included Jim Phillips, Michel Junod, Gene Cooper, Dano, Matt Calvani, Chris Christenson, Robin Kegal, Tanner Prairie, and our own Griffin Neumann-Kyle.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Life is just Swell

Life is just Swell in the summertime.

Nathan Adams Model | Travel Variation

We did a new longboard for Nate, that's modified for a variety of wave types and resembles more of a classic noserider.

Here are a few shots of Nathan giving-it-a-go at the San-o.

Photos: CameronOden

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Surf The Sidewalks

Artwork by the increasingly diverse Cameron Oden.

Mikel Ugalde | Duct Tape Salinas

Mikel Ugalde, riding his 9'6 Lumberjack in the Joel Tudor x Vans x Duct Tape Invitiational, last week in Salinas, Spain.

Yeah Mikel!

Congrats to Tyler Warren for his victory in the contest!