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...
Your Feet Follow Your Eyes

Your Feet Follow Your Eyes

Whether riding a surfboard, a bicycle, or driving a car, your eyes will dictate the direction of ...
Best Surfboards of 2020

Best Surfboards of 2020

With another year in the books, we wanted to look back at some of our favorite surfboards we buil...
R-Series Research Sessions

R-Series Research Sessions

We enlisted the help of Evan Schell, Christian Yeager, Drew Meseck, and Jake Rosen to get all th...
Simplicity of Surfing

Simplicity of Surfing

Surfing is the art of briefly harnessing the immense power the ocean holds and using it for our ...
Andy Nieblas | Walks on Water

Andy Nieblas | Walks on Water

Andy Nieblas is dynamic to watch anytime he is in the water. He is also a member of the Acjacheme...
The Tail Tells The Tale

The Tail Tells The Tale

If you want to know in less than 3 seconds what the intended design of a surfboard is, look n...
80% of the Waves

80% of the Waves

Statistically speaking, 20% of the surfers catch 80% of the waves. Don't be in the 80% of surfers...
"Exceptional Surfboards for Everyday Waves"

"Exceptional Surfboards for Everyday Waves"

I tend to keep a fairly small quiver of boards.  Ideally three versatile boards to cover all the ...
Stay Awhile

Stay Awhile

What’s even better than a good, long surf in a beautiful setting? Your second session of the day....
Surfing Should Be Reclassified as a Winter Sport

Surfing Should Be Reclassified as a Winter Sport

Surfing has long been linked to the wrong season. The image of surfing as a Summer activity alrea...
Almond x Surfrider Foundation 2020/2021

Almond x Surfrider Foundation 2020/2021

We are very pleased to be partnering with Surfrider Foundation to support their mission of ensur...
Surf Report: Two Feet (and Firing)

Surf Report: Two Feet (and Firing)

I surfed this morning and had the entire spot to myself. The sun was shining and the water was f...
You Ordered A Custom Surfboard—What Happens Next?

You Ordered A Custom Surfboard—What Happens Next?

You just ordered a custom Almond Surfboard, here's what happens next... It takes an average of 8-...
What is a "Resin Tint"?

What is a "Resin Tint"?

A resin tint is exactly what it sounds like—the process of adding a colored tint to the resin th...
Surf Tips: Early & Often

Surf Tips: Early & Often

It is no secret that there are tons of new people coming to surfing this year—which is great—as ...
The Ideal Travel Surfboard

The Ideal Travel Surfboard

"Is that a kayak?" "No, it's a surfboard." That was a real exchange I had in an airport once whi...
"The Conditions Were Perfect"

"The Conditions Were Perfect"

It's incredible rare when all the variables align and the waves show what they're capable of at t...
Almond x Nine Lights: Balsa Pleasant Pheasant

Almond x Nine Lights: Balsa Pleasant Pheasant

We teamed up with our friend Jeff Beck of Nine Lights again—this time on a pair of beautiful Bals...
Which R-Series Is Right For You?

Which R-Series Is Right For You?

Now that there are three distinctly different R-Series models to choose from (The 5'4 Secret Menu...
Early and Often 🎥

Early and Often 🎥

We regularly preach the importance of catching waves early—and catching waves often.  Few embody ...
Installing Surfboard Fins

Installing Surfboard Fins

Here is a quick guide to installing surfboard fins.  This guide covers both the universal center ...
Why do train robbers ride horses?

Why do train robbers ride horses?

Train robbers ride horses because they know that the train isn't slowing down for them. We have a...
Dad's Guide to Surfboards

Dad's Guide to Surfboards

Helping all the Dads in the lineup... A really great surf session requires a whole slew of v...
Orange and Blue Makes Green

Orange and Blue Makes Green

One of my all-time favorite lay-ups is the tint wrap deck + tint wrap bottom, which results in a ...
7'6 Joy + GoPro + Mexico

7'6 Joy + GoPro + Mexico

When Abe Kislevitz stopped in to get a 7'6 Joy earlier this year, he said he was headed to Mexico...