10’0″x23 1/4″x3 3/8″ EDB/glider
Beautiful grey and pink 50/50 resin color, resin leash loop, single box, gloss and polish. 100% produced by hand up on the hill. You can catch a BUNCH of waves with this one!
The bottom starts with some belly for nice soft, anti-pearl entry, then flows to a single concave through the middle, blending to a generous double concave out the back. Glide through the winter!
The current crew.
I have had the great pleasure of working at Avalon Tattoo in Pacific Beach for the past eighteen years. During that time I have made my home both here and Cincinnati where I work at Designs by Dana. The beauty of this setup is that I get to shape the surfboards I love as opposed to the surfboards I think will sell. In effect, this has allowed me to develop my model lines as I pleased. I am proud of the result and very gratified at the number of people that enjoy my shapes and the style of surfing that they encourage. I’ve always said when it comes to surfing styles, some people like to waltz, some people like to slam dance. I believe my shapes foster a style somewhere in between, a style dictated by finding the sweet spot on each wave and letting the wave do the work for you. Tuning in, so to speak, with the natural energy on tap in each wave.
Please look for my boards at Bird’s Surf Shed, Mission Surf, and Mitch’s North.
fresh from the extremely capable hands of the boys up on the hill (Bing and Jacobs), a new very light olive hillbilly hull.
Somebody better claim it before I do. I’ve got one just like it back in Cincinnati for East Coast trips, but I sure miss it.
It’s not easy to describe the satisfaction, the feeling of community at your local break to friends and family that have never experienced anything quite like it. It is one of the great priveledges and pleasures of life.
Stevie, Tourmaline Canyon, taking a moment. On his way to the Point.
Printing a new series of block print tee’s. Each shirt is hand printed, one at a time, one of a kind, on quality 100% cotton tees. All blocks are cut by me and printed by myself and my lovely wife Karen. If you’d like one for Christmas, hit me up and I can send images of what I have available. $30 to your door (in the US).
Met Justin tonight at the Bing one year shop anniversary party. Nice kid, cool shirts.
Coming soon to Bird’s Surf Shed, the lima bean, a short, extra curvy HPH variant for generating speed on those small mushy days we all love so much.
The guys up on the hill are really moving these along. Look for them at Mitch’s North soon. HPH’s (hydrodynamic planing hull/Simmons) in 5’6″ clear, 5’10” light olive, and 6’4″ caramel.
Three more HPH’s (hydrodynamic planing hull. aka Simmons, the thumb, stub platter, unfish twinny) headed for Mitch’s North as soon as they’re finished. Check out the ones already there and ask Mitch’s bitchin’ staff about them.