Reducing Manufacturing Waste

Reducing Manufacturing Waste

The fact that the R-Series line of boards is recyclable is only part of the story. Arguably the b...
The Single Fin Box

The Single Fin Box

We are thrilled to share that the forthcoming 6'4 R-Series Pleasant Pleasant will feature a SINGL...
Plez Phez vs. Joy: R-Series Edition

Plez Phez vs. Joy: R-Series Edition

Helping customers decide between the Pleasant Pheasant and the Joy has to rank among the top 10 m...
Meet the All-New 6'4 R-Series Pleasant Pheasant

Meet the All-New 6'4 R-Series Pleasant Pheasant

We are very excited to share the next addition to the R-Series line—the 6'4 Pleasant Pheasant, co...
Making it Look Easy

Making it Look Easy

The best longboarders are the ones who make it look easy.  Cyrus Sutton is by no means flashy in ...
Care & Repair: R-Series

Care & Repair: R-Series

Caring for and repairing your surfboards—all surfboards—is key to ensuring their longevity, and t...
Rewatchable Surf Film: Sprout

Rewatchable Surf Film: Sprout

In the first couple years of Almond's little shop on Old Newport Blvd, if a customer started a se...
Navigating Precarious Sections

Navigating Precarious Sections

In order to successfully navigate a precarious section, you’ve gotta fix your eyes on where you’...
Almond Surfboards' Guide to: Aging Gracefully

Almond Surfboards' Guide to: Aging Gracefully

A really great surf session requires a whole slew of variables to cooperate—tide, wind, swell, cr...
6 Feet, 4 Inches

6 Feet, 4 Inches

We are working hard—from home—to bring a brand new model to our R-Series line this Summer.  We wa...
Almond Guide to: Longboards

Almond Guide to: Longboards

Since conversations in the surf shop are on hold for a bit, I wanted to put a few things down on ...
Rewatchable Surf Film: Shelter

Rewatchable Surf Film: Shelter

We are continuing our retrospective tour of some of the best surf films of the early 2000's, with...
8 Feet O' Joy

8 Feet O' Joy

 From two foot Newport to overhead San Diego, here's a little journey up and down the California ...
Foamie, Foamier, Foamiest

Foamie, Foamier, Foamiest

What's a foamie? What's a soft-top? What's an R-Series? One of the most frequent questions we get...
Rewatchable Surf Film: Thicker Than Water

Rewatchable Surf Film: Thicker Than Water

For the last several months, I have been lamenting the loss of the full length surf film.  It was...
"The R-Series Joy is the Best Board for Beginners"

"The R-Series Joy is the Best Board for Beginners"

...says the people who designed it, use it most frequently, and have discussions about the best s...
Noseriding: Which Surfboard Is Right For You?

Noseriding: Which Surfboard Is Right For You?

I'll answer your question with another question... which area of your surfing are you looking to ...
Riding the Balsa Surf Thump

Riding the Balsa Surf Thump

Took a midday break last week to surf the 9’4 Almond x Nine Lights balsa Surf Thump with @alex__...
How Are R-Series Recycled?

How Are R-Series Recycled?

If you want to learn more about our Recycling program for our R-Series line of surfboards—look n...
Tough to Replace Length

Tough to Replace Length

This photo pretty much sums up why length is so key at San Onofre. When choosing a board for ca...
Onshore Winds with Andy Nieblas

Onshore Winds with Andy Nieblas

When the winds blow out of the West and put a bunch of texture on the water, conventional wisdom...
Almond x Nine Lights

Almond x Nine Lights

The word collaboration gets thrown around a lot... but this one is special—two skilled craftsmen...
How to Properly Generate Speed on a Surfboard

How to Properly Generate Speed on a Surfboard

Obviously the clip below is Tegan riding a boat wake, not an ocean wave, but the principals for g...
Pleasant Pheasant or JOY?

Pleasant Pheasant or JOY?

It's time to revisit one of our most frequently asked questions... how to decide between the Ple...
Does Surfing Matter?

Does Surfing Matter?

Does surfing actually matter? Is it any more valuable to humanity than watching Netflix or sleddi...
Andy Wins the Duct Tape Japan!

Andy Wins the Duct Tape Japan!

Sooooo very stoked for Andy Nieblas—he finished FIRST at the final stop on the @vanssurf Duct Ta...
Parable of the Spoon (revisited)

Parable of the Spoon (revisited)

I posted this article a few years ago, but felt like it was worth repeating.  It has to do with ...
ALMOND x SURFRIDER

ALMOND x SURFRIDER

Almond Surfboards x Surfrider Foundation from Almond Surfboards on Vimeo. The R-Series by Almo...
Drew Meseck | 8'0 R-Series Joy

Drew Meseck | 8'0 R-Series Joy

8'0 R-Series Joy | Drew Meseck from Almond Surfboards on Vimeo.
Wake Surf R-Series in Texas

Wake Surf R-Series in Texas

The amigo Mark Wystrach surfing his 5'4 Desert Surf Secret Menu behind a boat in Texas.  Makes me...
Andy Nieblas Duct Tape Aug 1-4, 2019

Andy Nieblas Duct Tape Aug 1-4, 2019

Andy Nieblas has been invited to participate in the Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans, at ...
Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

The GOLDEN EAGLE is a surfboard model done in collaboration with the boys over at Seager Co.  It...
The R-Series Joys are Coming!

The R-Series Joys are Coming!

The R-Series Joys are coming...! And they are closer than you think.  We will start contacting cu...
Welcome Outerknown

Welcome Outerknown

We are very stoked to be carrying some of our favorite styles from Outerknown in the shop now.  B...
Why the Joy?

Why the Joy?

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

The Next R-Series Surfboard | Summer 2019

Last year, we launched the R-Series, an entirely new construction of your favorite Almond Surfbo...