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Board of the Week: 12/1/22

Board of the Week: 12/1/22

2 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
WTRP (pronounced Wyatt Earp) is an acronym for Winged-Twin Rounded-Pin. This a mid-sized surfboa...
Stretch Your Eyes

Stretch Your Eyes

3 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
I've been surfing more lately. My year started off with the birth of our second child, followed b...
Almond's Guide to: The Perfect California Surf Trip

Almond's Guide to: The Perfect California Surf Trip

4 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
We ship surfboards all over the world. It's rewarding for us to know that the boards we build her...
Early & Often: November Recap

Early & Often: November Recap

6 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
On Black Friday, we closed the shop and went surfing... and we invited you to join us. The waves ...
Surf Films Are Alive and Well!

Surf Films Are Alive and Well!

6 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
I have often lamented the demise of the modern surf film; in part because films were so formative...
Black Friday is Cancelled!

Black Friday is Cancelled!

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Written by Dave Allee
For the fourth (maybe fifth?) year in a row... Almond Surf Shop going to be closed on Black Frida...
Surfing Isn't Productive

Surfing Isn't Productive

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Written by Dave Allee
Surfing is not productive, in that there is no tangible output of the time and effort spent surfi...
"Why I Surf..." | Cole Latham

"Why I Surf..." | Cole Latham

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Written by Cole Latham
Photo: Hannah Reynolds Surfing makes me feel connected.  Especially where I’m located in Orange ...
The Board of the Week: "Our Most Stable Noserider"

The Board of the Week: "Our Most Stable Noserider"

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Written by Dave Allee
This week's "Board of the Week" also happens to be our most stable noserider.   This board is abs...
Which Surfboard is Right for You?

Which Surfboard is Right for You?

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Written by Dave Allee
Take the quiz to see which of our board models best matched up with where you are trying to take ...
Board of the Week (Nov 4, 2022)

Board of the Week (Nov 4, 2022)

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Written by Dave Allee
Each week, we want to slow down and highlight one favorite board from the shop. While every surfb...
Tips for Buying Used Surfboards

Tips for Buying Used Surfboards

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Written by Dave Allee
Let's say you've always been curious about adding a fish or a mid-length or a longboard to your s...
Introducing: "Board of the Week"

Introducing: "Board of the Week"

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Written by Dave Allee
We are introducing a new segment around here, called "Board of the Week" It's a chance to slow do...
Three Board Quiver: Alex Swanson

Three Board Quiver: Alex Swanson

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Written by Dave Allee
Take a look at how Alex Swanson constructs his #threeboardquiver for year-round surf enjoyment....
Ask Griffin Anything: "Finding a place to shape a surfboard"

Ask Griffin Anything: "Finding a place to shape a surfboard"

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Written by Dave Allee
This is part of our "Ask Almond Shaper Griffin NK Anything" Series... Doug asks: "Space is hard t...
How to Make Your Surfboard Last for Decades

How to Make Your Surfboard Last for Decades

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Written by Dave Allee
When cared for properly, your surfboard will bring you many, many years of enjoyment. This is a q...
Wildsam Field Trips x Almond Surfboards

Wildsam Field Trips x Almond Surfboards

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Written by Dave Allee
Sunset Conversation & Dinner with Almond Surfboards, as part of the Wildsam Field Trip series...
October Early & Often Surf Club Recap

October Early & Often Surf Club Recap

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Written by Dave Allee
As Mickey Muñoz famously said, "There are no bad waves, only a poor choice of equipment and a lou...
The One Board Quiver

The One Board Quiver

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Written by Dave Allee
We talk often about building a thoughtful Three Board Quiver—three surfboards that will cover nea...
Simple Steps to Improve Your Cross-Stepping

Simple Steps to Improve Your Cross-Stepping

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Written by Dave Allee
Today we are talking about the art of the cross-step—the preferred means of travel up and down th...
The Best Fin Setups for Wake Surfing

The Best Fin Setups for Wake Surfing

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Written by Dave Allee
One hard and fast rule about wake surfing is... you don't need nearly as much "fin" as you do in ...
3 Tips for Rapidly Improving Your Surfing:

3 Tips for Rapidly Improving Your Surfing:

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Written by Dave Allee
If you do these three simple things, you will improve your surfing, almost immediately. 1. Catch...
What's in Your Quiver?

What's in Your Quiver?

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Written by Dave Allee
Surf shop manager, Cole Latham, sharing which boards he keeps in his personal surfboard quiver.
A "Beginner Surfboard" Designed to Actually Progress Your Surfing

A "Beginner Surfboard" Designed to Actually Progress Your Surfing

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Written by Dave Allee
When looking for a beginner surfboard, find a board that will make it easy to learn the fundament...
First to the Peak

First to the Peak

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Written by Dave Allee
This long-fish, named after a bird, is guaranteed to broaden your horizons about surf equipment. ...
Start Planning Your Next Surf Trip Now

Start Planning Your Next Surf Trip Now

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Written by Dave Allee
If your surf trip involves an airplane and a passport—or if you plan to order a new custom surfb...
The Ideal Board When Waves Aren't Close By

The Ideal Board When Waves Aren't Close By

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Written by Dave Allee
The further you live from the nearest breaking wave, the more versatile your equipment should be....
Board Comparison: Pleasant Pheasant vs. Joy

Board Comparison: Pleasant Pheasant vs. Joy

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Written by Dave Allee
We get this question several times every week, from surfers looking to round out the mid-sized po...
Our Most Stable Noserider

Our Most Stable Noserider

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Written by Dave Allee
Stability is a valuable feature for intermediate surfers looking to build confidence, and consist...
The RIGHT Board Makes All the Difference...

The RIGHT Board Makes All the Difference...

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Written by Dave Allee
Last week, we put out a call for customer reviews.  Feedback from you guys fuels more around here...
September Early & Often Surf Club Recap

September Early & Often Surf Club Recap

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Written by Dave Allee
We kicked off the Labor day weekend with a Friday morning gathering of the Early & Often Surf...
Watch: R-Series Surf Thump

Watch: R-Series Surf Thump

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Written by Dave Allee
The 9'2 Surf Thump provides the perfect blend of noseriding stability in the pocket and lively,...
We had to make Andy a New Arrowhead...

We had to make Andy a New Arrowhead...

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Written by Dave Allee
Andy's Arrowhead is as board model meant for when the waves are bigger than #twofeetandfiring. Th...
Most Popular Surfboards for Women

Most Popular Surfboards for Women

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Written by Dave Allee
We dove into the data to figure out which of the surfboards from our range are most popular among...
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...

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