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new stock on the way

first stock board in a while; 7’2″ hillbilly hull, us blanks green density. Holler at me or see it at birD’s when it’s built.  

    
 

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Holly’s 9’0″

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.

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Another one bites the dust!

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.

Come and get ’em!

Chris in his boutique
Chris in his boutique

Boards are now available from Chris at Surfindian in Pacific Beach. Check their new webstore for all kinds of goodies. Tell Chris you saw it here and receive a big free howdy-do.

Last year my boards were featured, along with Sam Cody’s artwork at Chris’ second ever show. Chris has been a great friend and consultant on all things to do with surf craft.

New stash on the way

Well these babies are now in the capable hands of the craftsmen at Channin, up on the hill in Encinitas. On the list are a 9’11” Pig made from a 1954 Velzy/Jacobs template, generously provided by “the genius”, a 9’1″ EDB for a friend in San Francisco, a 7’3 1/2″ hull, a 6’8″ arc tail downrailer, and a 7’7″ Cali fun gun for the same client who ordered the pig. there will be a variety of bells and whistles including but not limited to resin tints, resin panels and comp bands, wooden fins by Willy/Bahne and more. They will all be on view at this years Sacred Craft show, Oct. 10th and 11th.

Hope to see you there.