Red is always faster, at least, thats what they say on the internets. It seems to be the color of the week. I like doing color on boards. Mainly cause it mixes things up a bit. Plus, I truly think there is a function to it. If you lose your board, they are much easier to find. Especially the oranges, reds, and yellows. The first of the two boards is a new template I have been working on. Little bit more pulled in nose. Extreme concave out the tail. This will most likely be my new all around model. Still trying to come up with names for all these different boards. Had Rebecca throw a little artwork on the bottom, which, in my opinion, and I may be a bit biased, came out pretty nice. I'll be testing this thing out over the next week or so. The second plane is for Brandon Cruz of "Dr. Know" fame. He will be using it in some pretty hollow beachbrack in the coming months. Hope it goes well for you, and thanks for the support.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I've known Corey for about 13 years now. I originally met him down when I lived in PB. He had a nickname the kids used to call him. Beamer Boy. I'd heard the nickname, but wasn't able to put the nickname to the person for quite some time. Apparently when he first started showing up to the beach, he drove a BMW. Hence the name. When he started hanging around a little more, he had already switched cars, so, for me, not being so bright, it was kinda hard putting 2 and 2 together. We had a pretty cool group when I lived down thier. We used to surf the evening session, then pretty much everyone would come over to my house and have fun til pretty late into the evening, and sometimes morning. This happened at least 4 nights a week. Our house was Dubbed, "Club 1020." Some of the funnest times of my life. Corey moved up to North County about a year before we did. We followed suit the same week we had our first son. "Club 1020" was then passed on to my good friend, now Dr. Lodico. He apparently moved the club up a notch during his tenure. Finally, he moved out to do his residency, and the Landlord tore it down, to build himself and his wife their retirement home. So, getting back to the story, Corey is presently visiting Hawaii. Right before he left, I was able to finish up this Handplane for his trip. Hope it goes well for him.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Here are some nice body surfing photo's that Greg Rice has so kindly given me permission to post from his 2010 calender. I will be posting more in the future. You can get a calender from, or check out lots of great action shots, at his website below. thanks greg.
Greg Rice Imagery
Greg Rice Imagery
Monday, February 1, 2010
I just made this board for Craig Jerome in Hawaii. It's a pretty small board, more comparable in size to most of the Plastic Molded boards available. Made with Paulownia, it comes in a few grams lighter than most of the comparable plastic molded boards. I just shipped it this morning, so if you are at the "DaHui HBSA Waimea Shorebreak" bodysurfing contest this weekend, he should have it with him for anyone to check out.