Sunday, December 30, 2007

Resin Xed HP Fish

Matt From C3d Industries was nice enough to let me try a batch of this new resin. Super flexy stuff. Not just flexy but positive dynamic flex....

Ive been using this board for the past few weeks and it has not let me down one bit. From suck out barrels, peaky beach breaks, howling offshore madness and pointbreaks.

A very lively feel. super responsive and just plain amazing!

5'10 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4

I will be offering this option for ALL custom and stock boards effective Jan 1st. please contact me at for further questions.

HP Fish For BrownFish

Stoked on how this one came out. Shaped for Gary. 5'10 x 19 1 /4 x 2 1/4 HP Fish. Its gonna get the Resin X treatment from Moonlight. ( will post more about the resin X)

heres some pics

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Porto surf part1

I finally found the time to go through my pics from the last leg of my trip. My friend Vasco took me to a few spot and snapped a couple of pics.

The local fishermen was like " why is he running?"

"keep running! *shakes head* Americans..... :)

Ah thats why.

Almost there

Im still waiting on the local photographer for the action shots. Heres some pics after the sesh. Vasco had to drag me out of the water. I didnt want to leave!

ICE9 HP Fish

I met the guys at ICE9 a few weeks back and I was fortunate to try one of these blanks.
I got the chance to do the resin work at my friends shop so I figure Id waste some resin and go at it.Its been a good number of sessions on this and its bulletproof. minimal denting and still fairly light.I had the opportunity to surf this during the last swell here. 4-6ft firing point break somewhere in Vtown. These shapes still amazes me sometimes.

Friday, November 30, 2007


An amazing musician and great inspiration, Lani Trock is playing at Crane's Hollywood Tavern this sunday night. 10pm Free show! Show your support and enjoy the great music!! Check out her out at

Address for Crane's:
1611 n. el centro
Hollywood, Ca 90028
Sunday Dec 2 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The High Performer...

In search for a fish that could make your life easier on waves that maxes out your twin keel or double wing fishes but would still work unreal in small surf. I started eliminating the beak nose. tweaking the rocker and foil, giving it the shortboard rail and bottom contour along with a few other things. This little guppy was board.
A fish that surfs like a shortboard but still has the glide of a fish platform.
6'0 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8s
Artwork by Scott Seiver.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Double Wing 757...

Inspired by Rich Pavel's "speed dialer". The double wing fish has evolved and progressed through out these years by a number of great craftsmen around the world. All have its own unique twist to this design.

I have tested and tuned my version at the long point breaks of Malibu California and countless waves around the globe. Pushing the limits to where and what this board can do on a wave. The endless maneuverability will take you to its glide to speed....

Thank you to the fine crew at Moonlight Glassing for the amazing glass job.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The tool of choice...

A good friend and fellow shaper turned me back to the darkside. I bought a skill 100 to find out what the hype is about this golden tool. I spent 10 minutes on it and placed it back in the box and sold it to Mr. Pavel. I hated the thing.

After some days in Portugal shaping I convinced myself to give this tool a whirl. I ended up trying a modified version of skill 100. I quickly fell in love with it.

After years of using my trusty Clark modified planer, I eventually let it go and replaced with another skill 100. I was lucky enough to find one in great mechanical condition but physically it looked a little beat. Few hours of creativity from Scott Seiver. This came into my hands. Ive been using this amazing tool since then....

Thanks to DJ for turning back into these planers and Scott Seiver for looking at this as a great canvas to put his amazing creativity on.