Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
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
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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.
Photo: Alex Swanson
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
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
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.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Mikel Ugalde, riding his 9'6 Lumberjack in the Joel Tudor x Vans x Duct Tape Invitiational, last week in Salinas, Spain.
Congrats to Tyler Warren for his victory in the contest!