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Liam Gloyd | Finless 8'0 R-Series

Liam Gloyd | Finless 8'0 R-Series

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Written by Dave Allee
Liam Gloyd goes fully fins-free on the 8'0 R-Series Joy. This style of surfing brings me great jo...
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Brief History of the Mid-Length

Brief History of the Mid-Length

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Written by Dave Allee
In the mid 1960’s big, heavy longboards were still the cutting edge of surfboard design and techn...
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A "Beginner Surfboard" Designed to Actually Progress Your Surfing

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Written by Dave Allee
When looking for a beginner surfboard, find a board that will make it easy to learn the fundament...
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Board Comparison: Pleasant Pheasant vs. Joy

Board Comparison: Pleasant Pheasant vs. Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
We get this question several times every week, from surfers looking to round out the mid-sized po...
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The Joy of Recurring Success

The Joy of Recurring Success

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Written by Dave Allee
Designed for your recurring success, in a broad range of conditions. The beauty of a versatile mi...
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Zeke Choi Almond Joy

Zeke Choi Almond Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
Zeke Choi @zeke_choi riding a 6’8 Joy on Oahu. Board borrowed from (and footage filmed by) Gbo ...
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Everything in Surfboard Design is Give-and-Take

Everything in Surfboard Design is Give-and-Take

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Written by Dave Allee
Say it out loud... Everything. In. Surfboard. Design. Is. Give. And. Take. In order to gain one a...
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The Top Selling Surfboard of 2021

The Top Selling Surfboard of 2021

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Written by Dave Allee
The tallies are in, and our top selling surfboard model for 2021 is... the JOY This is the fir...
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New Fin Box on the 8'0 R-Series JOY

New Fin Box on the 8'0 R-Series JOY

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Written by Dave Allee
We are excited to share that as of 2021, the 8'0 R-Series Joy now features a universal longboard...
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7'6 Joy + GoPro + Mexico

7'6 Joy + GoPro + Mexico

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Written by Dave Allee
When Abe Kislevitz stopped in to get a 7'6 Joy earlier this year, he said he was headed to Mexico...
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Plez Phez vs. Joy: R-Series Edition

Plez Phez vs. Joy: R-Series Edition

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Written by Dave Allee
Helping customers decide between the Pleasant Pheasant and the Joy has to rank among the top 10 m...
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Almond Surfboards' Guide to: Aging Gracefully

Almond Surfboards' Guide to: Aging Gracefully

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Written by Dave Allee
A really great surf session requires a whole slew of variables to cooperate—tide, wind, swell, cr...
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8 Feet O' Joy

8 Feet O' Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
 From two foot Newport to overhead San Diego, here's a little journey up and down the California ...
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"The R-Series Joy is the Best Board for Beginners"

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Written by Dave Allee
The primary goal of any novice surfer is to find a surfboard that will enable them to catch waves...
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Why the Joy?

Why the Joy?

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Written by Dave Allee
Last Summer, we reached the finish line on what had been a 3-year long pursuit to build something...
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The Next R-Series Surfboard | Summer 2019

The Next R-Series Surfboard | Summer 2019

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Written by Dave Allee
Last year, we launched the R-Series, an entirely new construction of your favorite Almond Surfbo...
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Plez Phez vs. Joy | Part II

Plez Phez vs. Joy | Part II

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Written by Dave Allee
This is a breakdown to help differentiate the inherent strengths of our two most popular midleng...
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6'4 Joy in West Newport

6'4 Joy in West Newport

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Written by Dave Allee
I was realizing that for as much as we love the JOY, we don't have nearly enough photos of them i...
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Catalina Map Print 7'4 Joy

Catalina Map Print 7'4 Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
This is a 7'4 Joy with a map print of Santa Catalina Island, that we recently built for a fundrai...
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Pleasant Pheasant vs. JOY

Pleasant Pheasant vs. JOY

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Written by Dave Allee
A little reading material, if you find yourself interested in our mid-length surfboard models... ...
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Speckled Dream Joy

Speckled Dream Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
I've been wanting to do a series of speckled surfboards for far too long. Here's a new JOY, with ...
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Best Selling Surfboards of 2016

Best Selling Surfboards of 2016

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Written by Wesley Francis
With 2016 quickly disappearing in the rear-view mirror, we thought it would be a good opportunity...
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How To: Resin Swirl 7'0 Joy

How To: Resin Swirl 7'0 Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
Here's a new Joy for the racks at 1720 Santa Ana Ave...  7'0 Joy model with a clear deck and blue...
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Paint-Tipped Arrow Joy

Paint-Tipped Arrow Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
6'4 Joy with Red Painted Tail-block, for our friend Jason.  Light Grey Opaque Wrap + Light Grey T...
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New Almond Prints Available

New Almond Prints Available

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Written by Dave Allee
Cam Oden recently completed the fairly arduous task of hand-screen printing all of the new 16" x ...
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Navy Blue Sanded Finish Fins

Navy Blue Sanded Finish Fins

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Written by Dave Allee
We did a test batch of navy blue, sand-finish fins, to see how you like them.  From left to right...
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Almond + Woolrich Logo Tee | 7'10 Joy

Almond + Woolrich Logo Tee | 7'10 Joy

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Written by Cam Oden
Topo Map Print Joy that features a map of Mount Davis, the highest peak in Woolrich's home sate o...
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Newport Board Club | Quiver

Newport Board Club | Quiver

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Written by Cam Oden
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7’10 Joy // Grey Tint + Green Grid Inlay

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Written by Cam Oden
Recent custom-ordered Joy with green grid inlay deck and a light grey tint. Glassed-on mahogany J...
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Peck-Inspired Joy // SSJ

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Written by Dave Allee
Here's a new 7'10 Joy, headed to Soeda Surfboards Japan.
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Two Joys // 7'0 & 7'6

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Written by Dave Allee
Two neutral & recent Joys.
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Hawaii Friends

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Written by Dave Allee
Our friends Kyle & Alana Spencer, and G-Bo Tennberg did a shoot for Alana's dad's brand, Isla...
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Peck-Stringer Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
John Peck's Penetrators are very recognizable because of their wide double stringers and red nose...
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7'0 Joy // Abstract Resin Band

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Written by Dave Allee
This one has already left our doors, but I never shared it... it's a 7'0 Joy with one of Greg Mar...
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7'6 Joy // Wave Miner Henley

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