This is part of the quiver we took to Japan last week. Half of them we shipped over, and the other half we dragged with us on the plane. L to R we brought a 5’2 Secret Menu Quad, 5’8 Quadkumber, 9’7 Sano Special, 7’4 Joy, 9’2 Pinwheel, 8’8 “Pinwheel”. Grateful for the time we had in Japan. Photo: Chad Cress
Our buddy Adam from Krochet Kids Internationalcame by to pick up his new army green opaque 9’7 Sano Special. Near perfect color-match to his VW bus. Adam was wise and got his Summer surfboard ordered early, to beat the rush. Now he just needs to get to the beach early to find a parking spot… water is warming up. Summer surf days ahead. Photos: Oden
New stringerless-nose Sano Special for Japan trip 2013. Triple Stringer tail, flex nose… anxious to get this thing in the water in Shonan. We’ll be holding a board demo with SSJ on Saturday May 11th… stay tuned for more details. Photo: Oden
We just did a new extra-loggy noserider for Cyrus’ upcoming trip. Griffin and Cyrus chatted board design a few weeks ago, to come up with something for Mexican point breaks. Made some refinements to the rocker, the rail line and added some overall volume to make this a glide-machine and a proper noserider. Anxious for Cy to get this guy in some suitable surf. Photos: Cress
A batch of fishes and other various ‘short‘ boards waiting in the rack outside the sanding room. All fins hand-foiled by cousin-Gully, exclusively for Almond. The often-underappreciated, but highly important, job of sanding done by JT. (From L to R: Pogie, Pogie, Pogie, Secret Menu, Sandia.) Photo: Oden
Griffin and Cameron teamed up this weekend for a surfboard/art project, with the end result being a new 5’0 Secret Menu Quad for Griffin. Cameron recently invested in some basic screen printing equipment, in order to do some limited edition art projects (more on that later). Cam printed a repeating pattern of “The Great Pacific Ocean” artwork that he did recently. He then headed up to Waterman’s Guild to shoot some photos of Griffin shaping his new Secret Menu. Griffin opted to do this board start-to-finish, since it was his personal board.
After the board is shaped, the printed fiberglass cloth gets laid down, like a deck patch. Griffin laminated the board clear, hot-coated it, and then gave it a final sand to get the board ocean-ready. It’s very rare that Griffin will do a board from start to finish, so it was nice for he and Cam to add a special touch to this one.