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off time

Having a great trip. Up the coast to Mendo for an amazing gathering of the “wee folk”, the “good neighbors”, elves or whatever at the wedding of our good friends Chris and Rachel. Then on to gold rush country for my brother’s family, then on to Joshua Tree for my wife’s Mother’s and her sweet man.

Along the way we’ve been amazed and educated by good wine makers, enthralled by faerie, spanked by the Pacific, tested by a forty three year old vehicle and had a wonderful time. Back to Avalon this week and ready for Halloween (and our 18th wedding anniversary) in Kentucky. See you wherever.

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Oh Kentucky

Drove route 27 from Ohio to nearly Tennessee and ended up at a friends vintage trailer in Burnside, Kentucky. Well actually the original town is at the bottom of Lake Cumberland below us. It’s easy to forget how absolutely gorgeous this state is until you get off the freeway and travel a bit on the old “super” two lanes. Awesome.

Spending a couple days reading, napping and floating in the lake. Sweet!

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I’m Coming East!

I’ll be bringing these two boards, plus my personal 7’3″ hillbilly hull East next week.

The mango one is a 6’10” hillbilly hull. This board is a blend of Liddle style Malibu hull with a bonzerish, Frye style mid to tail contour. Step forward and drive it like a hull, but step back and feel the drive and projection of a bonzer.

The gray one is a 5’8″ HPH/speedster. Based on the Bob Simmons/Lindsay Lord hydrodynamic planing hull concept, but foiled out and dialed in for speed.

I’ll be showing these to the friendly folks at Cinnamon Rainbows and Corduroy over the weekend so if you’d like to get a closer look, contact me and I’ll let you know where and when.

Thank You, Gracias, Arrigato!

Here’s an incomplete list of all the people who make it possible for me to be so spoiled:

The crew at Channin’s for making me look good

Randy Wong for the infusion of mana into my boards

Avalon Tattoo for giving me a place to work

Dana and Dot for giving me space

Jacek and Caroline for loaning me space

Jim Phillips for his generosity

Tra for the rides

All of my surfboard clients for allowing me to build your tools of joy

All of my tattoo clients for your trust

Every pilot that didn’t crash

Everyone at Tourmaline for sharing their waves

Swami’s Cafe for the acai bowls

Last but certainly not least, my beautiful wife who puts up with it all. I love you baby