Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Freedom to Foam

This is a film by Cyrus Sutton that is only released in Japan. It's yours for a $50.00 donation to the Korduroy Kickstarter campaign. They are just under half way there!

Freedom To Foam Opening from on Vimeo.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Rincon Snapshots

Photo credits:
1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 Michael Baron Shaw
2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Freaky Born Wings

Friday, December 16, 2011

Korduroy Kickstarter

Hey Apes,

My man Reis at Korduroy TV sent out an request for some help.
They want to revamp the website to make it even more awesome. Their goal is $18,000.
A little extra pocket money will go a long way to help the daily stoke machine. For me Korduroy keeps my stoke fires pumping on the daily.

Click here to help.

Support your boys yo. Digital aloha!


Monday, December 5, 2011

The West is the Best!

No, actually I have massive love for Strong Island. But on a recent work trip to L.A., I made the most of my downtime and was amply rewarded. Ventura county. The right point breaks I've been missing all my life.

With good buddy Shaw, checking the local shops. You'd be grinning too. Read on.

Shaw getting lost in the well-stocked longboard section.

Look up and get history! No one but the owner rides these.

A nice thing about the left coast is used boards have nice prices. Campbell Bros Bonzer, good condition, 300 benjamins. Damn American Airlines board fees!

Waves seem to break slower on the West Coast making them super easy to get into, whereas in NY it seems to require more split second timing. I love both waves, but there is something friendly about the still punchy, but more predictable/slower developing breaks out West. You can sort of turn off your brain and just relax into things. And (with the possible exception of Malibu), fewer people dropping in makes it a more mellow experience. I'd like to see the Rockaway crowd moving more in this direction.

My unintentionally semi-Cubist Malibu panorama (click and drag on the screen to look around):

Friday, December 2, 2011

John Cherry Fin

I was in need of a seven inch fin that would loosen up the Egg. I did some research and determined that a seven inch Skip Frye would do the trick. The problem was you can't really buy a pre-made 7 inch Frye. This would have to be custom and if that's the case why stick with fiberglass. After more research I found John Cherry Wood Craft who makes custom wood fins. I was super stoked to find that John makes a marine plywood center box fin. After a couple of emails to John the job was on and here is the result. Stoke!

Function and aesthetics come together in this fin. The woodgrain and shape are beautiful while the flex characteristics make it super functional for the slight hull egg.

I'm itching to get in the water and try this combo out. I have a feeling this will blow my mind.

Below are two photos John email while in progress. I appreciated the communication I had with John while the fin was being made. When the fin was done he sent more photos with it installed in a board so I could see it in context. To keep up to date on John's work tune into his blog Cherry Surfboards Blog. 

Along with making custom fins John is a hell of a shaper. I particularly like his Simm-21 boards. Below is a pic from John's blog of his booth at Sacred Craft. The yellow and green boards are the Simm-21. The green one looks mighty fine, mighty fine indeed! 

This post first appeared on Boards & Boulders