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Boards, boards, boards

New boards at Surfindian in Pacific Beach. Stop in and check out all of the great art, clothes, DVDs, fins and all kinds of other cool stuff.

6’8″ arctail downrailer, color by Cody

7’6″ miho hillbilly hull, beautiful resin tint, fuller nose, round pin

7’11” hillbilly hull/glider, pond scum resin tint, fins 101 bamboo flex fin, SPEED!

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.

Mitch’s is the sh*#

A blank from Mitch's North and USBlanks
A blank from Mitch's North and USBlanks

Ordered blanks from Mitch’s North today. Just wanted to thank Mitch, Loraine and all the boys there for supporting all the small time shapers out there. They have, for many years, supplied everything needed for people to remain relatively self sufficient and build boards.

Now think about that for a second. Name another activity that relies on specialized equipment, one that has been commercialized, and then see if you can find a way to create that equipment yourself. Have you ever seen a homemade tennis racket? Homemade golf clubs? Maybe a homemade canoe, but you will pay several times as much. Now here is Mitch and a few other suppliers that enable individuals to create their own boards at comparable prices.

I’d like to thank Mitch’s, Mitch’s North, and all of the other suppliers that make this possible.

Channin’s

shaped another board today. It’s quite an honor to be associated with Channin’s up here on the hill in Encinitas. The list of people who have inhabited this shaping room is a bit daunting. Of course Mike Diffenderfer, Renny Yater, Pat Curren?, Rich Pavel and others I can’t remember or don’t know about. I fell very fortunate to have the opportunity to have glassing of this quality available to me. Thanks to Randy and Kevin.