Faux Finless Pheasant

Faux Finless Pheasant

Heading into 2018, I was feeling inspired to try something new with my surf routine.  I have been...
6'4 Joy in West Newport

6'4 Joy in West Newport

I was realizing that for as much as we love the JOY, we don't have nearly enough photos of them i...
7 Year Anniversary

7 Year Anniversary

Today marks 7 years since we first opened our retail shop.  On March 8, 2009 we had a Grand Openi...
2016 Business Plan

2016 Business Plan

I have to admit, I am excited about 2016 and the freshness of a new year.  We are continually...

6-Year Anniversary

Yesterday marks the 6-Year anniversary of the grand opening of Almond Surfboards. On March 8, 2...

People first…

Friendships and great people have been more instrumental in Almond’s success and survival than ...

Dave Allee // Catalina Map Surfboard

Always wanting to do something new and different, particularly when it comes to personal boards, ...

Dave Allee // Wedding Countdown

I'm getting married in eight short days! I apologize in advance if I take a bit longer to return ...

9'6 Lumberjack // Wood Inlay Panels

New 9'6 Lumberjack with real wood inlay panels on top & bottom. Something new and slightly di...

Dave Allee // Peaky Throwback

Dave Allee throwback to a peaky, sunny day on an old 9'6 Surf Thump, in Newport.  Photo: Thomas G...

Gold + Tan Quadkumber

It's been great to have a little run of waves here the last 2 weeks.  Here's a new surfing board ...

Small & Clean // Friend-Surf

Ran into some friends in the water yesterday... hadn't had a good old-fashioned impromptu surf-pa...

Andy Nieblas // New Shortboard Quiver

Andy is primarily recognized for his creative approach to riding bigger boards, but he's equally ...

9'2 Surf Thump // Tail Patch Inlay

Simple, tasteful 9'2 Surf Thump with an inlay on the tail patch, and a light tan tint.  Singlefin...

8'8 Pinwheel // Eight-Eight

The Swansons (Alex & Greg) have been big advocates of a board that we have been calling an 8'...

Quad Pogie Fish // Abstract Stripe

New 5'8 Pogie Fish Quad with Abstract Stripe by Greg Martz... as always, hand-shaped by Griffin N...

Northern Grade @ M.I.A.

Dave and Chad flew out to Minneapolis, Minnesota last week for the opening of the Northern Grade ...

7'6 Joy // Wave Miner Henley

Brand new 7'6 Joy with Grid-Weave Inlay... unintentionally matched to what I was wearing that day...

9'6 Lumberjack // Golden Brown Tint

Brand new 9'6 Lumberjack with a Golden-Brown tint, and the most beautifully-grained cedar stringe...

Late Morning Surf Break

We found some fun little waves last week.  Tom caught Chad Cress shooting Dave Allee on a clean o...

6'0 Kookumber // Rust Tint

New stock 6’0 Kookumber with a reverse wrap Rust-colored tint. We refined the thickness flow of t...

Dave Allee // Winter Memories

We’re working on Fall/Winter products right now, even though it’s plenty warm outside, and the wa...

Andy Nieblas // South Swell

Andy Nieblas surfing his Barrel Dodger at one of the many breaks in-and-around Trestles, yesterda...

Travel Quiver // Japan 2013

This is part of the quiver we took to Japan last week.  Half of them we shipped over, and the oth...

Dave Allee // Stringerless Flex-Nose

New stringerless-nose Sano Special for Japan trip 2013.  Triple Stringer tail, flex nose… anxious...