Well it’s been a couple of crazy years, but my post-Covid shaping schedule is starting to come into focus. Last Fall, this Spring, and now this Fall. Settling into a trip at least every six months. I am working towards a set up with a workable three to four trips a year.
Debbie and Eric Gordon, along with the entire crew at Custom Surf Glass and G&S have allowed me to continue putting boards through their factory, alongside so many great labels (G&S of course, Frye, Mitsven, Miller, Pinder, etc). I feel very fortunate to have the continuing opportunity to have my shapes built in such an environment.
Hit me up if you would like to secure a space for my next trip, tentatively lining up for the Spring.
Also, I am going to attempt to break down the design elements of my most popular model lines in future posts, to give a sense of where they came from and where they may be going. So please stop back and have a look occasionally.
Looks like Masa and Chris, along with the whole crew and a lot of helpers, pulled off an amazing job of raising funds for relief effort to help the people affected by the Tsunami and earthquake in Northern Japan. I hear they raised over $20,000 in one night! Hopefully this will make a significant impact in the lives of many of our Japanese friends.
Experiencing some technical difficulties with my iPhone and WordPress, so no photos at this time.
Having a great trip so far. Thanks to all the folks who are making it impossible for me to keep up with my surfboard inventory. Stop in at Surfindian and see my latest HPH; 8’2″ with a stunning resin job by Jorge at Bing, up on the hill at the old Channin factory. Looks like a Mexican blanket is laminated into the deck. It is impossible for me to overstate the impact this color job has on first sight. Those guys certainly make me look good.
Doing some fun tattoos also, you all know who you are, and thanks for your patience and support. I’ll try to get some photos up soon.
In the shaping room today, working. I’m listening to my usual shaping mix, jazz, classical, Tom Waits, old 97’s. Up comes a selection from the Dee Felice Big Band the “Jazzmanian Devils”, Live at the Club. I tended bar the night it was recorded. What a night! Reminded me what a great life I’ve had, and what awesome people I’ve had the pleasure and honor of associating with. Many of you are on that list. Thank you.
Can’t wait to get to SD for my next trip. Three glorious weeks of shaping, tattooing and visiting. It goes without saying that I plan on getting in the water every single chance I get. I’m assuming the weather will turn perfect as soon as I arrive. I look forward to seeing you all.
Avalon is booked and I am shaping every other day to fill orders and build up my stock again. I’ve got a couple HPH’s at the factory waiting for pick up, going to Surfindian in PB. Thanks to everyone who has purchased one of my boards. I really appreciate the support. Hope you enjoy them thoroughly.
Looks like I’ll be doing a show at Corduroy in Portland Maine in the spring. We’re ironing out details now. I look forward to some East coast water time. I’ve had only a small taste and it left me hungry for more. Thanks to Tyler and James for the continued association.