Saturday, October 20, 2012

Simm-Spoon for sale

I really hate to do this but we are in dire need of more fund for our trip to the Philippines

This little puppy is for sale!

This originally started as a custom Simm. As I was signing it I realized I completely screwed up the dimensions of the board for the customer. Out of boredom and a friend's suggestion a few layers of glass ended up in the bottom of the board. After days of grinding the deck and managing to fill every pocket of my work pants with foam dust it was ready for more glass.

I managed to flatten the tail from the original shape. Its still different from a traditional spoon. This has less belly on the nose. This has a faster planing area and a quad setup. Not too far away from my traditional Simm.

Its been used a handfull of times and works like it should. Ive cleaned it up and fixed some nicks on the fins.

Im asking $1000 for this craft of labor.

This money will help us with our upcoming trip to the Philippines to provide water filter to the ones in need.

Please please check out this link for more information about our project. 

Thank you for your support!

Monday, September 24, 2012


Jackson O'connor picking off some high tide malibu fun

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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Thursday, September 6, 2012


My neighbor gave me the green light to go wonky but I still wanted it to work. Heres part Simm part Piglet ( more in the future )

Fun Times!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More Simms in Japan

Another batch of Simms and 2 HP fishes now resides at HolySmoke surfshop in Japan. Get them before they are sold out!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Custom Boards

I think every surfboard maker has models. Models that has been refined and tested but once in a while a customer asks for a specific thing to suit their surfing needs. Heres two that was modified to suit a customer's need

This one was originally a Big Chief. I pulled the tail in a bit and lowered the rail apex for added rail maneuverability.

 Second was originally a HipPin. About the same template with 50/50 to 60/40 to hard edge on the tail to be used in slightly bigger surf.

This is why we make CUSTOM surfboards.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pig Proper

Ive had my eyes on these type of boards for a long time. From Gene's ( Flexpigs ) to Mike Black's blog full of pigs. 

I had a chance to build a board to the Malibu Board Rider's Call to the wall for a silent auction, unfortunately ticket sales were pretty bad for the other boards so I decided to save them some money and keep the board for myself to see what this design is all about.

The first pig I rode was a Cooperfish Flex Pig owned by Slide editor Ryan Smith. I was only able to catch a few and only concluded that its freaking heavy and a beast.... which does not say much.

I rode this board this past week in dribly surf and finally caught some fun chest high/shoulder high peelers yesterday and I still stand by what I said about the flex pig. this oneis heavy and its a beast :) 

These boards are not your everyday longboard. Its a blast from the past! Every time you stand up on a wave it makes you think how that era felt when they rode boards similar to this. 

Its not for the faint of heart. Ride this with an open and history curious mind and it will reward you.
More detailed reviews on these boards soon..

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Big Chief... modded

Made this board for one of the guys down at the beach. We made the first Big Chief after his first board. Its big, wide, thick and a beast.

A year or so later we've slowly adjusted and modified things to the shape.

This one has the same base rocker. Wee bit more on the nose and lots of flip in the tail to keep this thing locked in the pocket. Thinner rails and overall foil form the old one and pretty extreme nose concave for maximum lift while on the nose.

The tail was born out of boredom. I got sick of seeing the same old square tails and I figured I would give it a little twist with the same tails Im doing with the Mini Simms. In this case. its a shorter rails line ( like its going to matter in a 10 ft board right? ) and little moon works together with the tail flip for more hold and hook while on the nose. 

This thing was made to be perched on IN the pocket with EASE! After a little board swap from yesterdays session. It just did what I envisioned it to do. dang sidewalk! Stoked!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ian Zamora Images

This is one of the other things Ive been doing when I am not working on your surfboards.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simms simss simms!

3 Channel bottom Simms for HOLYSMOKE surf shop in Japan.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New summer time log..

Probably not the best color for a summer board but i like it. Ive been working on some new noserider models and this is one of a few.

10' x 23 1/2 x 3 1/8

Lots of dome in the deck, wide point back, thin rails, ton of concave and tail flip. what it does best?... noseride in the pocket ...just what I made for.

Brown bottom , dark green deck with black hotcoat all around, 10oz+8oz volan bottom and 10oz+8oz Volan deck

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Deja Vu?

In 2010 I made this Channel bottom Keel which was inspired by a combination of Pavel, Tomoish design theories  . This morning a friend sent me a link on craigslist with this board.

Im not sure if I should be flattered or frustrated.  Maybe flattered since one of the biggest surfboard manufacturer made this board... frustrated because whoever had this made needed a CI logo when he could have paid less from me and supported a starving surfboard shaper.

Im not sure but its a sad moment I guess...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Simms for Japan.

These were at the Japan Fish Fry last weekend in Shizunami. I they are currently residing with the HolySmoke surfshop crew. Come check them out!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

OG Simm!

One for J-boogie!
5'0 x 20 1/2 x 2 3/8s

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Xcel Hang Tags..

Check out our own Carla Rowland + Zamora pintail on the new Womens Xcel Hang Tags! stoked! 
Photo: Ian Zamora :)

Zamora sleds and the Coast Thru Life crew

The CTL crew sliding away in our logs in the Philippines!!


Ive always like this model. its fast, easy and forgiving! 9'6 PMP for our friend Masa that frequents Malibu

Clean and Clear

Recycled blanks.... sorta

Every shaper/boardbuilder  ends up with blanks that never made it to the glassing racks. This board was one of many. I was going through a stack and saw a 5'8 fish which had a nose I could not stand! Took the saw to it and chopped off about 4 inches! Wala! here it is!