Holly’s new noserider with an amazing CodyColor falsa paint job.
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from the vaults
san diego bound
In less than a week, I’ll be in San Diego again to do a bit of Avalon Tattoo, San Diego and finish up an order from Mitch’s North.
In the works is a new birthday board for Holly. I shaped a refined, slightly piggish nose rider for her and then delivered it into the hands of Sam Cody. He occupies a space up on the hill in the former Channin factory, currently Bing and Jacobs. Sam is truly a master of the craft and art of surfboard color. Whether resin or paint, Sam’s bag of tricks is bursting at the seams.
Here is what he has done for Holly’s nose rider. Remember this board is foam.
Bud Caldwell RIP
One of the great pleasures on my life has been associating with a range of individuals that I have met at surf breaks. A particular group that were the core of culture at Tourmaline Canyon included Bud. He was one of a group encouraged to take up surfing again on later life by Skeeter Malcom. Captain Dan, Black Mac, Hadji, Billy,joe Gann among others. These guys were well into their 70’s and 80’s when I made Tourmaline my regular spot. They were a living treasure trove of surf lore, history, and practical knowledge. It was my great honor to have spent time with them.
Among other stories Bud told me were of him and his friends cutting the steps into the cliffs down by Garbage and Abs, and of learning to shape from Flippy Hoffman. He was generous with his stoke and his time. He will be missed.
Project started for Rochelle
Paul’s new tattoo
abstract cover up
no surf here
Was able to finally put a face to the name. Met Joaquin from France and his friends at Surfindian today. They purchased a couple of my boards a year or so back and sent a comment that they were enjoying them. It’s always gratifying to realize the happiness that surfing engenders and that I can have a small part in making it happen.