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The Unmatched Beauty of Balsa

The Unmatched Beauty of Balsa

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Written by Dave Allee
Balsa wood has deep roots in surfboard building, because it is a lightweight and incredibly stron...
Well-Rounded Surfers Have...

Well-Rounded Surfers Have...

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Written by Dave Allee
Well-rounded surfers have well-rounded quivers. The ocean is constantly changing, so the conditi...
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...
Longevity

Longevity

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Written by Dave Allee
The importance of longevity around here cannot be over-stated. Everything from the way we build o...
How An Almond Surfboard Is Made

How An Almond Surfboard Is Made

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Written by Dave Allee
Almond's Guide to: Surfboard Resin Tints

Almond's Guide to: Surfboard Resin Tints

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Written by Dave Allee
A resin tint is a beautiful way to add color to your surfboard, while accentuating the layers of ...
Built for Soft Waves

Built for Soft Waves

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Written by Dave Allee
We designed the Sano Special with soft waves in mind—where maximum paddle-ability is required. I...
Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
This review comes from a customer named Brent F. "4 years ago, I was a strict surfer of boards...
Equipment for Life-Long Surf Enjoyment

Equipment for Life-Long Surf Enjoyment

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Written by Dave Allee
Invest in equipment that will give you access to life-long enjoyment in the surf. That means boa...
One Really Good Reason to Go Surfing

One Really Good Reason to Go Surfing

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Written by Dave Allee
Surfing requires you to live fully-present in the moment, in a way that few other activities do t...
No Melted Surf Wax

No Melted Surf Wax

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Written by Dave Allee
Of the many reasons customers love their R-Series Surfboards, one thing keeps coming up again, an...
Get in the Water!

Get in the Water!

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Written by Dave Allee
We wait all year for Summer to roll around and the water to warm up. ICYMI... Summer is here. Wha...
Early Bird Gets the Worm

Early Bird Gets the Worm

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Written by Dave Allee
The early bird gets the worm is an English expression which emphasizes the importance of starting...
Stop Waiting for the Conditions to Be Perfect

Stop Waiting for the Conditions to Be Perfect

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Written by Dave Allee
Both in surfing, and in real life, if you are waiting for the conditions to be perfect before you...
June Early & Often Surf Club Recap

June Early & Often Surf Club Recap

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Written by Dave Allee
On Monday we did what we do every month... we dropped a pin and invite you guys to join us in the...
Field Report: The WTRP

Field Report: The WTRP

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Written by Dave Allee
Our dear friend, Alex Swanson, is currently on assignment at an undisclosed right-hand pointbreak...
Fin Selection & Placement for Longboards

Fin Selection & Placement for Longboards

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Written by Dave Allee
Fin selection and fin placement are paramount for maximizing your equipment.  Adding the right ne...
Don't Surf Like Dave...

Don't Surf Like Dave...

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Written by Dave Allee
... surf like Drew. Burn this image into your mind, and try to emulate this approach the next t...
Put Us to the Test

Put Us to the Test

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Written by Dave Allee
You have a unique set of circumstances as a surfer—your level of experience, your goals, and the ...
The Chef's Favorite Dish to Cook

The Chef's Favorite Dish to Cook

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Written by Dave Allee
Pay attention when a chef says something like "this is my favorite meal to prepare." Likewise, pa...
May Early & Often Surf Club Recap

May Early & Often Surf Club Recap

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Written by Dave Allee
This morning we held the May '22 gathering of the Early & Often Surf Club.  It's our monthly ...
Don't Surf Stiff-Legged

Don't Surf Stiff-Legged

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Written by Dave Allee
Surf lower. It is better to surf crouched in a ball than it is to surf stiff-legged. You can ma...
Costa Mesa's Preeminent Surf Spot

Costa Mesa's Preeminent Surf Spot

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Written by Dave Allee
Without a doubt, Costa Mesa's preeminent surf spot is...  Blackies in Newport Beach. All the cart...
Cross-Step With Confidence

Cross-Step With Confidence

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Written by Dave Allee
The first step to being able to cross-step forward is to position your surfboard comfortably in ...
Limited Edition Red Fins

Limited Edition Red Fins

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Written by Dave Allee
We just did a very limited run of red fins in: 10" Log Rhythm and 10.5" Pin Fins. It's been a few...
April Early & Often Surf Club Recap

April Early & Often Surf Club Recap

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Written by Dave Allee
Once a month we drop a pin and invite you guys to come join us in the water for a surf. Here's ...
Free Downloadable Surfboard Templates

Free Downloadable Surfboard Templates

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Written by Dave Allee
Understanding your equipment is a critical part of progressing your surfing experience, and beco...
Our Most Ambitious Project Ever

Our Most Ambitious Project Ever

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Written by Dave Allee
4 years ago, we invited you guys to a board demo to unveil a surfboard project we had secretly be...
The Best All-Around Surfer in the Lineup is...

The Best All-Around Surfer in the Lineup is...

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Written by Dave Allee
The best all-around surfer in the lineup is... the one who can do the following 3 things: Antici...
Our Favorite Surf Trunks

Our Favorite Surf Trunks

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Written by Dave Allee
We don't carry dozens of different pairs of trunks in here, we only carry a few of our absolute ...
Andy Finishes 2nd at the Duct Tape!

Andy Finishes 2nd at the Duct Tape!

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Written by Dave Allee
Having previously won the Duct Tape in Spain, Andy Nieblas made the final of the Duct Tape Invita...
The Waterman

The Waterman

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Written by Dave Allee
Hollywood and surfing have had a bumpy relationship for the last 60+ years. Attempting to capture...
Surfing 101

Surfing 101

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Written by Dave Allee
Surfing is the art of momentarily harnessing the immense power of the ocean and using it for your...
Watch More Surf Movies

Watch More Surf Movies

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Written by Dave Allee
The instant gratification of social media clips has cut the legs out from under what was once the...
Commit to One Surf Spot

Commit to One Surf Spot

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Written by Dave Allee
At this stage in your surfing development, it’s best to eliminate variables so you can increase y...
3 Ways to Speed Up Learning How to Surf

3 Ways to Speed Up Learning How to Surf

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Written by Dave Allee
Learning to surf can be a long and clumsy process.  If you want to speed up the learning curve, c...

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