Another new one, 6’10”, hand shaped by me and carefully crafted by the boys at Channin’s.
6’8″ hillbilly hull, round pin: a little higher volume and a tad more rocker than usual. Will be tinted mango.
5’7″ HPH formula 1: high performance hydrodynamic planing hull. Will have the same cool fins as Takashi’s and be tinted gray.
Both boards will get the usual flawless treatment at Channin and be available sometime in March.
Can’t wait to be shaping again at Channin. Feels like forever. Got a few ideas rattling around. I’m gonna hug my bus as soon as I get there.
I would like to extend my gratitude to my friend Kai for his invitation to join the Hawaiian Surf Club of San Onofre for their Christmas party. The event was held at the Surfing Heritage Foundation and was a nice family style get together. Great company, good food and music and a warm holiday vibe.
I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Paul Strauch Jr. there. Surrounded by all of the historic boards there and then talking to Paul about them, I could not help feeling the flow of surf history, past to present. Quite a treat.
The board in the rack here at the Sacred Craft Expo ’08 is one I made for Happy Tom of Turbo Negro. He has been unable to get it to his place in Costa Rica due to airline restrictions on length and so has decided to part with it. It is available through Chris at Surfindian in Pacific Beach. It’s a round pin noserider with Sam Cody color work. Very lightly used and in good shape.
Well I’m back in Kentucky and looking forward to seeing my boards from this past trip completed by the uncommonly skilled craftsmen at Channin Precision Fiberglassing. It’s such a pleasure and honor to have my boards built by the crew there.
Boards for this trip include
7’0″ morning of the earth type single fin diamond tail, eggplant tint, yellow glass on and pins for Joe (thanks very much Joe)
8’4″ HPH double red cedar stringers, volan, beautiful deco keels made by Rick at Mitsven for Takashi (arigato!)
two 9’6″ gliders. One for Jay at slidermag.com, grey tint, and one for Paula, lovely deep turquoise (thanks to both of you)
11’1″ glider, triple red cedar stringer, purple tint for Takashi (domo arigato)
Hopefully I’ll get some photos before they all go away.