Monday, November 28, 2011

Welcome Aboard!

Split Tails

I've been making a few of these for Surfer's Surf Shop in Japan. They have had nothing but good things to say about em' so I made one for myself! I can't wait to get it in the water!

I love painting!

Monday, September 26, 2011

My New Hodad model!

I can't wait to try out my new board. It's called the Hodad. No info on the details yet, but I will be putting it up on my website soon. Here are just a few sneek peeks to drool over!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

5'11" Wizard

Sunday Funday on my 5'11" Wizard!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Preston Crowell

Here is a cool set of photos. Team rider Preston Crowell shredding at Pipes on a 9'8" Micah Wood Model. He just keeps getting better and better!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Kelp Drawing on a Surfboard

I tried something a little different this time. I drew some kelp on the foam and wrapped it on to the fins... came out pretty cool!

Luke's New Micah Wood Model

Lukes custom 9'6" Micah Wood Model glassed by one of the best glasser's in San Diego. Thanks Michael Miller for all of the great glass jobs! Iv'e got more on the way.

Fins Fins Fins

Phil's New Missing Link, with a Diamond Tail

After foiling out his fins, I handed them over and he did some pretty killer wood burning artwork on them. Check it out! The fins look great Phil!

a couple more for Surfer's Surf Shop

The new Hodad Model is comin' in hot! Super fun old school rocker, with a twist of modern-ness to allow for some fun and lengthy noserides. My new Hodad model fin template is working insane too!

Greg's new Crusoe!

Greg's board is done! It's always great to hear when a customer sends you an email after they have been riding their new stick to let you know how well the board is working. Thanks again Greg!

Jason's Keel Fins

Finished up Jason's Keel Fins for his new 6'2" Fisherman that's on the way.

For Surfer's Surf Shop in Japan

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Preston's New 9'8" Micah Wood Model

9'8" Micah Wood Model, 3 stringer, volan glass job, nice and wide cutlaps, tinted wood fin...this board sure did come out purdy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

10'0" Micah Wood Model for Ryan

Ryan was pretty stoked on his new 10'0" Micah Wood Model!
Some words of Wisdom from the Book of Matthew.

 Cool pencil drawings of jelly fish on both sides of the fin
Looks like he is enjoying it!

Friday, April 1, 2011

For "Hang Together"

On Saturday, April 2, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Surfindian will host a special event to benefit earthquake and tsunami-ravaged Japan. The fundraiser will include live and silent auctions, live music from The Red Fox Tails, food, drinks and other surprises. Surfboards, art and other items will be auctioned off from shapers, artists and businesses including Skip Frye, Michael Miller, Steven Mast, Jim Phillips, Manuel C. Caro, Mike Hynson, Koji Toyoda, Yusuke Hanai, Damian Fulton, Devon Howard, Julie Cox, Skye Walker, Jay Watson, Jamie Watson, Cher Pendarvis, Elise Kirkpatrick, Meegan Feori, Seitaku ”Tak” Aoyama, Susan Wickstrand, Christine Brailsford, Kassia Meador, Tyler Warren, Taylor Dunfee, Sam Cody and many more. All money raised from the auctions or otherwise donated will be given to the U.S.-Japan Council, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Surfindian is a surf shop and gallery located in Pacific Beach, California. Surfindian features art-driven, small batch products that reflect an individualized approach to the art of surfing.

4652/4658 Mission Blvd.
Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Liquid Salt Magazine Interview

Check out this cool little interview. Thanks Liquid Salt Magazine!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Crusoe

Ladies and Gentlemen, announcing the first new model for 2011, the Crusoe! This year I have been experimenting with thumbtail noseriders and cannot get enough of them!

While driving all over San Diego (North County to La Jolla, to Santee, La Mesa, then back to North County) I was listening to the Robinson Crusoe book on cd. As usual, I had to keep rewinding and rewinding because my mind continually would wander on to surfboards. On this particular occasion, I was wondering how I could enjoy both the turn of a pintail but still get the stable noseride of a square tail.

The problem with square tail noseriders is that they are rather difficult to turn. The problem with pintail noseriders is that they aren't as stable while on the nose. So I decided to blend the two and give it a shot... and out came the thumbtail. The thumbtail is basically a flattened round tail, or an extra squashy squash tail. Either way you want to look at it, it has just enough width in the tail base to hold in and stablize the board while on the nose, and just enough roundness to still have that flowy eggy pintail style of turn.

I have been riding the Crusoe model now for a few months and love it! I feel like it's a great blend of clean flowy turns and stable noserides. So for those of you who want the advantages of both a pin and a square tail... here is another option to fill your surf sessions with fun and adventure. The Crusoe.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What a Whopper!

My first trout for 2011. Scaled in at 4lbs!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mitch's Surf Shop (in Solana Beach) Sale This Saturday Feb 5th.

Come on by and check out Billy Watson Rockin' out in the front parking lot. Free hotdogs and soda! Lots of great deals on wetsuits, surfboards, clothing, sandals, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Four Generations"

10" x 14" Watercolor Portrait. Four generations of women- mother, daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter. A piece for the family history book.