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The Chef's Favorite Dish to Cook

The Chef's Favorite Dish to Cook

1 day ago
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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

5 days ago
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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

7 days ago
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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

7 days ago
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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...
Three Board Quiver: Nick Sabio

Three Board Quiver: Nick Sabio

8 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
A well-appointed Three Board Quiver can cover the average surfer’s basic needs for year-round su...
Cross-Step With Confidence

Cross-Step With Confidence

8 days ago
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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

9 days ago
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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

12 days ago
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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

14 days ago
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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

15 days ago
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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...
You Can't Replace Length

You Can't Replace Length

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Written by Dave Allee
When the waves are under head-high, the glide of a longboard provides an undeniable advantage for...
An Ode to Malibu

An Ode to Malibu

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Written by Dave Allee
This right-hand point break is likely the most popular, famous, and culturally-significant surf s...
Experimental New Surfboard

Experimental New Surfboard

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Written by Dave Allee
... with a fin setup that we've never employed before. Alex Swanson has been riding the WTRP for ...
It's Not A Soft Top

It's Not A Soft Top

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Written by Dave Allee
Soft tops all fail in the same place—the glued seams that hold the plastic bottom sheet to the c...
The Secret Ingredient that Makes an "Almond Ride Like an Almond"

The Secret Ingredient that Makes an "Almond Ride Like an Almond"

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Written by Dave Allee
ROCKER. We don’t talk outwardly about rocker profiles too often.  They are harder to show visuall...
“Simplicity, Durability, Speed”

“Simplicity, Durability, Speed”

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Written by Dave Allee
The 5'4 R-Series Secret Menu packs enough foam to ensure you're catching waves early and often, a...
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 ...
How to Choose the Right Surfboard (For Any Age or Stage)

How to Choose the Right Surfboard (For Any Age or Stage)

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Written by Dave Allee
The goal is to find the surfboard that brings you and the wave into a harmonious symphony—whateve...
Our Most Watched Video Clip

Our Most Watched Video Clip

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Written by Dave Allee
This one wave of Andy Nieblas is our most-viewed clip, and with good reason... Andy is always one...
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...
Building Your Perfect Surfboard Quiver

Building Your Perfect Surfboard Quiver

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Written by Dave Allee
Your perfect surfboard quiver should be like a bag of golf clubs—each board with a clearly define...
Cure for Flat Spells

Cure for Flat Spells

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Written by Dave Allee
Today, the weather is beautiful, the ocean is shimmering, and the waves are flat. What does a su...
Eradicating Disposable Surfboards

Eradicating Disposable Surfboards

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Written by Dave Allee
Almond Surfboards: Eradicating disposable surfboards from lineups everywhere.  Make less trash an...
Recent Surfboard Reviews

Recent Surfboard Reviews

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Written by Dave Allee
A new surfboard should solve a missing need in your quiver, and usher in a new chapter. Whether t...
Early & Often Surf Club: January Recap

Early & Often Surf Club: January Recap

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Written by Dave Allee
On Friday morning, we held the first Early & Often Surf Club meet-up of 2022. For 29 days a m...
That First Wave Feeling

That First Wave Feeling

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Written by Dave Allee
The following is an excerpt from our upcoming Almond's Guide to Your First Year of Surfing Ask ...
Stop Missing The Waves You Paddle For

Stop Missing The Waves You Paddle For

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Written by Dave Allee
Whenever I stand on the beach and watch the surf, I'm amazed at the number of people I see regula...
Add Length Without Sacrificing Control

Add Length Without Sacrificing Control

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Written by Dave Allee
A really great surf session requires a whole slew of variables to cooperate—tide, wind, swell...

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