One Board for the Rest of Your Life...

One Board for the Rest of Your Life...

If you could only surf one board for the rest of your life, what would it be? The Pleasant Pheas...
Surf Shop Day 2021

Surf Shop Day 2021

As I recently learned, tomorrow is International Surf Shop Day 2021. It's a day to celebrate the ...
Andy Nieblas | 10'2 Cash-Yew

Andy Nieblas | 10'2 Cash-Yew

Not very much of this 10’2 Cash-Yew II is in contact with the water when Andy Nieblas is initiat...
The Best Way to Use a Surf Leash

The Best Way to Use a Surf Leash

The best way to use a leash is to surf like you aren't wearing one.  Think of it like a seat bel...
Early & Often Surf Club April

Early & Often Surf Club April

The tide was a little low, but spirits were high.  Thank you to everybody who joined us for Apri...
A Mid-Length Crisis

A Mid-Length Crisis

Opinion: A Mid-Length Crisis is a Good Thing Despite only being a ripe 24 years old, I’ve alread...
What to do When It's Blown Out

What to do When It's Blown Out

You've carved time out of your week to squeeze a surf in, you're packed up and ready to go... and...
Rewatchable Surf Film: Stoked & Broke

Rewatchable Surf Film: Stoked & Broke

Surf Films play an important role in shaping the context, and culture, around the surfing experie...
All the Foam of a 7'3"

All the Foam of a 7'3"

The 6'4 R-Series Pleasant Pheasant has all the volume of a custom 7'3" Joy (50 L), but packed ne...
7 Short Articles to Help You Surf Better This Year

7 Short Articles to Help You Surf Better This Year

Here's a quick round up of 7 articles that are sure to improve your surfing this year.  Organized...
Make Surfing Easier On Yourself

Make Surfing Easier On Yourself

Make surfing easier on yourself by gliding into waves earlier.  Catching a wave early in its form...
10 Articles About Surfboard Design

10 Articles About Surfboard Design

We try to cover a wide array of useful topics—from tips for improving your surfing, to articles t...
Ah Choots!

Ah Choots!

Ah Choots! is a short by Jack Coleman of Mr. Andy Nieblas riding a 10'2 Cash-Yew II. AH CHOOTS!...
The Unexpected Benefit of Letting Your Friend Drop in on You

The Unexpected Benefit of Letting Your Friend Drop in on You

"Go! I'll go behind you!" When the waves are playful, I find myself shouting that to friends in t...
Are You Overlooking Your Fin Placement?

Are You Overlooking Your Fin Placement?

I saw a dude with the R-Series Joy at the beach on Sunday (from a fair distance) and I could tel...
Early & Often Surf Club March

Early & Often Surf Club March

The waves were small, but it gave us an opportunity to really lean into our #twofeetandfiring eth...
Andy's Roll-O Takeoff

Andy's Roll-O Takeoff

They say the best surfer is the one who is having the most fun, and Andy is usually having the mo...
Almond Surf Shop is 12 Today!

Almond Surf Shop is 12 Today!

We're proud of what we've built in the last 12 years, but we're far from finished...   Today mar...
Andy & the Sea Kitten

Andy & the Sea Kitten

Andy & the Sea Kitten from Almond Surfboards on Vimeo. This short comes via Jack Coleman—A...
A Surfboard Review That Includes a Video Game Reference

A Surfboard Review That Includes a Video Game Reference

To a degree, we live vicariously through the stories and feedback of you guys—our customers—at le...
Closing the Loop on Surfboard Manufacturing

Closing the Loop on Surfboard Manufacturing

The R-Series line of surfboards was designed to be fun and functional, while closing the loop on ...
Longboard Fins 101

Longboard Fins 101

In the same way that the tail of a surfboard should be a clue about the intentions of the b...
First-Time Surfer Cheat Sheet

First-Time Surfer Cheat Sheet

There is no shame in not knowing. For some reason, we tend to feel ashamed when we don't know som...
A Fresh Walks on Water for Andy

A Fresh Walks on Water for Andy

A fresh 9’6 Walks on Water for Mr. Walks on Water, Andy Nieblas, who immediately started putting...
Almond x Gunwhale Ales

Almond x Gunwhale Ales

We teamed up with our friends at Gunwhale Ales to make a special beer and a special surfboard.  ...
The Longest Wave I've Seen Ridden in Newport?

The Longest Wave I've Seen Ridden in Newport?

On Tuesday morning, I witnessed the what may be the longest Newport wave I've ever seen ridden.  ...
New Fin Box on the 8'0 R-Series JOY

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

We are excited to share that as of 2021, the 8'0 R-Series Joy now features a universal longboard...
Want to Start Surfing A Smaller Board?

Want to Start Surfing A Smaller Board?

If you want to start surfing a smaller board, the difference between success and getting tossed ...
Which Length Surfboard is Best for You

Which Length Surfboard is Best for You

We get a ton of questions from customers who are trying to determine the correct length board to ...
The Benefits of Cold Water

The Benefits of Cold Water

Recently, we argued that surfing should be reclassified as a Winter sport.  To take that claim on...
The Golden Age of Surfing

The Golden Age of Surfing

We are living in the golden age of surfing.  I wrote an article in September of 2017 making the s...
The First Official Meeting of the EOSC

The First Official Meeting of the EOSC

Until last Wednesday, the Early & Often Surf Club was a theoretical club made up of surfers w...
Surf Tips: Installing Fins | 6'4 Pheasant

Surf Tips: Installing Fins | 6'4 Pheasant

You just picked up the 6'4 Pleasant Pheasant in our R-Series construction.  Here's a quick guide ...
4 Tips for Improving Your Noseriding

4 Tips for Improving Your Noseriding

Harnessing an ocean wave and sliding across its surface is incredible, in-and-of-itself.  Doing t...
Rugged, Recyclable, Ready-to-Rip

Rugged, Recyclable, Ready-to-Rip

New infographic for the R-Series line of boards designed by our friend Josh Ariza. We wanted to h...
A Chevy Bel Air with a Ferrari Engine

A Chevy Bel Air with a Ferrari Engine

"The Special Recipe Fish is like a Chevy Bel Air with a Ferrari engine." That is how we first int...