Well we have made it to San Diego. Thank you to all the family and friends along the way for making it such a great trip so far.
Stopped by Mitch’s North on the way down to Custom Surf Glass/G&S, where I’ll be spending my time shaping. It’s a great feeling, knowing all of the good folks who help make it all happen. I am grateful to them all…
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.
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!
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.