Friday, August 27, 2010

Homebreak Surf Report



Big difference coming from Sandy Beach to over here. The waves were pretty good. Solid 2 feet with sets coming from the south. There were some good lefts.

Sandy Beach surf Report

Stand up bodyboarding at Pipe Littles


"Generals" trying to break. You know there is waves when this spot outside starts to break.



Sandy Beach was really nice today!



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waimanalo

Rabbit Island


Koolau mountains in the background
I worked in Kaneohe today. This is going home through Waimanalo. The drive is slow because of the one lane highway, but as the locals say " Slow down though 'Nalo town." I was in no rush.



Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wave check







Good size with a little bit of wind. Surfed with a friend that I haven't seen in a long time.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Las Vegas
















After the ASR show in San Diego, I went to another tradeshow called Magic in Las Vegas. Here are the hotels and casinos. I don't gamble and the weather at this time of year is horrible. 105 degrees and the air feels like a blow dryer on high. Las Vegas is not my town. This place gives new meaning to "Going big."

ASR Tradeshow- Sacred Craft

Cole Simler





Peter Schroff



Shawn Stussy





I went to San Diego for the ASR Tradeshow. There was an event called Sacred Craft where most of the surfboards and hardgoods were. Here are some of the more interesting surfboards that I saw there. There was more energy here than where all the clothing vendors were and I thought that was a good thing.





Thursday, August 12, 2010

LOST.TV - TOM CURREN FROM 5'5 x 19 1/4

...Lost 5'5 x 19 1/4 circa 1991. this is how I got started shaping. I saw this video and Tom curren shaping his own board and thought to do the same. I made a paper template and had to have the blunt nose. The result was my first surfboard 6' 2 thick and full. clear no logos was a trend back then too so although I worked at Local Motion, it couldn't have any lams. It rode rather slow and was not magic at all, but I was hooked to make another one, and another one after that.

Why I shape surfboards

I shape surfboards because you can get create new and interesting designs.
Here is a 7 ' 6 stinger bat tail mini tank that my friend ordered. He will probably be the only one in the lineup with this shape. He's going to have a fun and unique experience with this surfboard.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lets go surfing







These guys were getting all the waves. I was just cruising around the inside getting wet after work. Feels good to get in the water. I am trying to go surfing more now since the kids are back in school. So you should see more pics of the beach and waves.

The Colony

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our house is The Colony, a gated community with very nice town houses and apartments. Shane gives me the key and I take the kids to the pool. At one time, this area was bare with just bushes and grey dirt. When i was younger, I would ride my bike through the mud and go fishing along this marina. Look at it now- its just like going to a mini resort.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sandy Beach




I got to surf with Brian at Sandy Beach. The waves were okay. Its been a long time since I last surfed at "Pipe Littles". I have to surf here more often. It was pretty fun.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Good session

Someone is missing their car stereo.

This set up did not work so good. I found this set of curve fins at work and gave it a try. After about 5 waves, I changed it back to a quad.

Alone at the beach.







I missed the peak of the south swell, but there's always waves at my home break. the tide was high and the winds were light, perfect combination for some fun lefts all the way to the beach.




Shane Watanuki Quiver


These are boards that I made for Shane Watanuki and his son Tanner and his daughter Toni. Thanks for all the support Shane! You can see the Watanuki family surfing at Diamond Head after Shane gets off work as a valet at Neiman Marcus Ala Moana. This family is hardcore about surfing. Mahalo for surfing Grace surfboards and representing in Hawaii!!