Dropped off a couple boards with my new friends Tyler and Jim at Corduroy in Portland, Maine. What a cool place. Definitely check them out if you’re in the area or hit corduroy-Portland, Maine
My first honey harvest. This being my girl’s first year, I didn’t want to be greedy. The first nectar flow came and went. Then the second. You may be able to see the very light honey from the first, and the very dark from the second. I took two frames from each hive assuming they’ll need to keep most of it for the end of summer. Already gave away three jars and still have these left. Also got a nice chunk of wax in the bargain. I’m trying to take only true excess in order to let the bees have their own food for the winter. In the spring I’ll see what’s left, harvest that and start over.
Came across these photos and put them up just because I like them.
I’ll be bringing these two boards, plus my personal 7’3″ hillbilly hull East next week.
The mango one is a 6’10” hillbilly hull. This board is a blend of Liddle style Malibu hull with a bonzerish, Frye style mid to tail contour. Step forward and drive it like a hull, but step back and feel the drive and projection of a bonzer.
The gray one is a 5’8″ HPH/speedster. Based on the Bob Simmons/Lindsay Lord hydrodynamic planing hull concept, but foiled out and dialed in for speed.
I’ll be showing these to the friendly folks at Cinnamon Rainbows and Corduroy over the weekend so if you’d like to get a closer look, contact me and I’ll let you know where and when.
Here’s an incomplete list of all the people who make it possible for me to be so spoiled:
The crew at Channin’s for making me look good
Randy Wong for the infusion of mana into my boards
Avalon Tattoo for giving me a place to work
Dana and Dot for giving me space
Jacek and Caroline for loaning me space
Jim Phillips for his generosity
Tra for the rides
All of my surfboard clients for allowing me to build your tools of joy
All of my tattoo clients for your trust
Every pilot that didn’t crash
Everyone at Tourmaline for sharing their waves
Swami’s Cafe for the acai bowls
Last but certainly not least, my beautiful wife who puts up with it all. I love you baby
Well it’s been a whirlwind of a trip. Starting with a paddle out for Hadji, a beautiful wedding in Fallbrook, my nephew flying in to hang out, a weekend of tattooing, six boards shaped in five days, more tattooing, and now another board or two. My head is spinning. I’ll post some photos soon, but now I’m gonna go to sleep.