8'11 x 30" flat water sup in port orford cedar. A custom gift to a lucky sister.
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Kite board, will be rode strapless. Has inserts for straps just in case.
I was given an old blank this evening while picking up my sons buddy. It was in the rafters of an old shed, pretty haggard and old, wish I knew how old. A lot of dents, gouges and chunks missing. Looks like a cat attacked one rail. Missing a good chunk of the tail. The time worn wounds will steer the final shape which will have a hidden story. On top of that its a clark foam blank, which to those who know, well you know how long I can wax on about diving into that blank with a 10,000 rpm planer. Will I get another Clark foam blank under my planer in my lifetime? For those who dont know, Clark foam is a legacy that closed shop in 2005. So what to shape? Its a fish blank 6' x 24" actually has some rocker, its crazy heavy but I'm used to light eps foam. Its a super green which I think was the first blank I shaped in college but I dont remember it being that heavy. It would be hard to shape a traditional fish out of it, its original intention, due to the big chunk out of the tail. I will have to let this sink in, any suggestions?Read More
First born of twins, trying to get sub 18 pounds with some durability for the demanding local shralpers.
Met up with a good buddy in Santa Cruz for a board delivery and a little family vacation. His quiver consisted of two Balsa boards! Serious wood quiver between the two of us.
Longboard style paddle board. A family cruiser for a dedicated surfer. Carbon Innegra rails, cork pad, and gear lash down plugs. Biggest board I have built so far!
My first post with the new website. Welcome! Its been a cazy amount of work to get this site up and ready. Huge gratitude goes to my sis-inlaw Sam Tripodi for her stylish design instincts, and patience with my not-so-techy self and brutely rough photography skills. Thanks to Wes Sumner for all the beautiful photographs (like the one below). If a photo is so-so on my site, it's because it is not one of Wes's. Super lucky to know Pete Strietmann and Brian Christensen and get their keen input. When I hit the Bay Area, I just want to go talk boats with Pete then catch a session with Brian. Thanks for the help chaps.