Thursday, December 4, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Pro surfer, Shaper Dave Yearwood of Yearwood Surfboards in North Carolina is a San Diego transplant who developed his superb shaping skills under the tutelage of Skip Frye.
This fish was Dave's vision of his personal "dream board". It came to life through the collaborative efforts and input of shaper Dave Yearwood, Dave's wife, co-designers, Skip Frye, Dave "Rasta" Rastovich, glasser Greg Eavey and fin maker John Cherry.
Dave wanted a set of experimental flex fins to compliment the progressive lines of his high-performance fish. Dave and I designed the fin. I built one set for the dream board and one set for Rasta to test drive.
According to Yearwood, his experimental "dream Board" performs as superbly as he had dreamed. Thanks for including me Dave. It was a pleasure.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This incredible gun was shaped and glassed by Greg Eavey of Eaveyrider Surfboards for Charlie English of Wilmington N. Carolina. Greg is a true old-school, master board craftsman. The Cherry fin is an early 60's Hawaiian gun template. The woods are old-growth California redwood and flame maple in a starburst pattern. Thanks Charlie.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
"Sacred Craft exhibition '08 was a huge blowout success. Surfer Magazine's Scott Bass and company orchestrated a superb 2-day exhibition that went off like clockwork. This year many of the great surfing legends were there. Greg and Jed Noll spent some time with me at the John Cherry Woodcraft / Cherry Surfboards booth. I got to spend some face time with Greg, talking about shaping Bob Simmons reproduction boards. What a treat. For 2 days the hall was packed with beautiful boards of all descriptions, art and legendary surfers. Next year....I'm there.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Dave Galison, hard core New York surfer, shaper, one-man surfboard factory, has been one of my most loyal fin clients. His boards, all of which he rides, are as much about art as they are about function. To see more of Dave's cool creations go to the "Your Boards" section in my website gallery. Rock on Dave!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The bottom has a subtle single-into-double concave. Finished weight: 14lbs
It has a double6/6 glass job by Moonlight Glassing (who else???).
The quad fin set and the inlaid bolt are of lacewood and African Mahogany.
Peter ordered this board to ride. I'll be darned if it didn't have filthy wax smeared all over the deck, obscuring the inlayed bolt I worked so hard on the last time I saw it. You go Peter!
Peter reported that the board is a perfect match for the New York Barrels that showed up last winter. Peter named her "The Cosmic Spear".