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Innovations, Design and Sculpture
Working on new designs…
Going back to the roots of the late 1950’s “D” Fin Longboard -and- the radical concept 70’s Tombstone Fish.
Both of these boards represent a significant transitional period in Southern California.
The “D” fin is a melange of a 1950’s paradigm and my signature clean straight lines, less rocker and built to glide.
The70’s Fish is one part nostalgia, one part hydrodynamica and two partsart.
Shake, stir and garnish with your favorite tropical wax.
Classic “D” custom made by my friend Shawd at the legendary Rainbow Fin Company
breaking the resin pinlines at far-back set “D”
BING/HOBIE inspired “L-O-T-U-S” with my Swallowtail Glassworks Butterfly Logo
favorite double resin pins with a signature Lotus point at the nose…
thinking far outside the box… check out the convex curves on the rail lines…
There is nothing quite like viewing the beautiful wet curves of the female form lying on a surfboard…
Thisboard was inspired by those gourgeous curves. The thought of how shemight ride is nearly as intoxicating as the experience itself…
The tail is sculpted last… Kinda hard to conceptualize this boardwithout the radical tail design (though I am fully in the moment here).
Somewhere Near Tapachula
Several years ago I had the unbelievable opportunity to create Fernandina’s first Free Surf Clinic.
The idea was pretty simple, to introduce surfing to children and hopefully change a life or two…
*Somewhere Near Tapachula* follows the stories of 54 children from lives of poverty, trauma and abuse, and their journey to Mission Mexico.
Check out the premier and pick up a copy of the dvd at The Surf Station May 21st!
100% of the proceeds are donated to the Mission Mexico Children’s Refuge.
Inspiration, “The Board Room”.
The development of Lotus Earth is coming right along!
I’m very excited to add a new board to the future line.
Introducing the Modest Modelo…
The shape is Surfboards Hawaii inspired 10′ 3″ 50/50 rail traditional log.
The fin is classic Velzy from my friend Chuck Ames.
The color is pigment tinted yellow with black resin pinlines and a hand-painted Bing style “Lotus” on the Hull.
Within the “O” in Lotus is an Ando sketch in black resin. The logo is a one-of-a-kind Lotus Earth/Hobie morph.
I’m dreaming of long noserides in the warm summer waves of Florida
Times like these…
The Retro Sexualution (it’s coming…)
Lot’s of good stuff on the horizon.
My hair smells of fiberglass and a dub beat is coursing through my veins.
Finishing the final details on the Surfboards Hawaii log. I made two! A scaled down version of the original for my pal Joe at 9’6″ and a 10′ 3″ carbon copy for me
Spent today in the glassing studio with former East Coast Champion and King of the Peak, Eric Hatton.
We’re working on a new competition weight fish dubbed the *Retro Sexual*.
With that in mind I wanted to share a short clip from Sea Surfboards and Johnny Abegg.
Johnny most certainly understands how goooood it feels to be Retro Sexual©…
A *Propper* Day
Laminated the Surfboards Hawaii board this morning… Forgot my camera, so I shot a few photos with my phone.
Check out the pigment dyed cloth dubbed, “Coke Bottle Green”, fantastic!
This afternoon I finished the
1966 Hobie Team board once shaped for the East Coast Champion Gary
Here’s a short film on Gary Propper and East Coast Hobie Team (check out the Hobie Team van…)