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Early & Often Surf Club Recap: Jan '23

Early & Often Surf Club Recap: Jan '23

1 day ago
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Written by Dave Allee
On Wednesday morning, we gathered for the first meeting of the Early & Often Surf Club for 20...
Sidewalk Sale | January 28

Sidewalk Sale | January 28

4 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
Over the next several weeks, we are going to be doing some shop renovations around here. (7 1/2 y...
"So far as it contributes to human flourishing..."

"So far as it contributes to human flourishing..."

6 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
My interest in surfing extends so far as it contributes to human flourishing. What a genuine deli...
Learn to Noseride

Learn to Noseride

12 days ago
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Written by Dave Allee
One of the most satisfying sensations on a wave is to be firmly perched on the nose of a longboa...
Surfing in Cold Water is Good for Your Health

Surfing in Cold Water is Good for Your Health

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Written by Dave Allee
Immersing yourself in cold water has health benefits—so embrace cold water and enjoy every bit of...
Find Your Sweet Spot

Find Your Sweet Spot

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Written by Dave Allee
I touched on this last week, in our Tips for Getting Your Very First Barrel, but the point is so ...
How to Get Barreled (On Any Surfboard)

How to Get Barreled (On Any Surfboard)

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Written by Dave Allee
We asked you guys what surfing goals you had for 2023, and naturally "get barreled" was among the...
Board of the Week: January 3, 2023

Board of the Week: January 3, 2023

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Written by Dave Allee
We are kicking off 2023 with a CLEAN ONE... This is a 9'6 Lumberjack with white panels and a spec...
Experimental: Mini Walks on Water

Experimental: Mini Walks on Water

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Written by Dave Allee
We took our most stable noserider model, Andy Nieblas' Walks on Water, and made it... smaller.  A...
The Law of Diminishing Returns (And How to Beat It)

The Law of Diminishing Returns (And How to Beat It)

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Written by Dave Allee
The Law of Diminishing Returns is defined as such: "a principle stating that profits or benefits...
Speed-Shaping

Speed-Shaping

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Written by Dave Allee
Here is Almond's head shaper, Griffin Neumann-Kyle, speed-shaping a surfboard in 45 seconds.
How to Make Your Surfboard Look Like New

How to Make Your Surfboard Look Like New

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Written by Dave Allee
Surfboards are like the guitars of the outdoor recreation world... because they are both function...
Board of the Week: 12/1/22

Board of the Week: 12/1/22

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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...

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