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.