Monday, April 30, 2012

Let's go surfing

 Even though the waves were all crazy, I did manage to get a few good rides at the Bluffs. :)
Happy Day

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Finished board, with a little 80s influence

The latest model, just finished yesterday.  I'm pretty stoked.  Can't wait to ride it.  It feels a little thick, but it's not meant to be a thin comp board.  This board has post-groovy volume with moderately full down-rails and volume through the nose.  I like quads and this board is none-the-less a quad.  Now it's time for some artwork and off to the beach we go.  Happy Saturday.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day at the Shop

Hotcoated deck, put the fins in, hotcoated bottom, put the leash plug in...
Ran around to other shops. So much to do!
Had a productive day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

AB3- Oceanside June 16

I'll be bringing some of my boards for everyone to check out and ride, please come !
WHEN: Saturday June 16, 2012.
Start time: whenever you feel like rolling down to the beach. Dawn patrol if you want.

WHAT: "Anything-But-Three/Fish Fry" Alternative Surfboard Event

WHERE: North Harbor, Oceanside-North San Diego County, California. See location on Surfline. *You must pay to park at N. Harbor. There is free parking about a mile away.

WHY: This is a gathering of alternative board riders and craftsman. Think of it as a hot rod show where you get to take the cars around the block for a spin.

WHAT IT'S NOT: This is not a contest or a tradeshow. Participating surfboard companies should bring their shapers, glassers, sanders and team riders but leave the banners and sales reps at home.

When the waves are small

I prefer waves at least 3 feet and above.  Anything below that is so small and not very powerful.  I don't ride a long board nor would I ever want to.   So when the waves are small, I have to find other things to do like biking, art, swimming, and work! Boooo.  On the bright side, the water has warmed up a little and my boo caught a beautiful Yellowtail :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Graffiti Inspires Me

Artists don't always tell you what inspires them but after looking through hundreds of photos of graffiti from around the world last night, I chose several that really inspire me.  With a huge interest in surfboards, I love linear art.  Anything with repetitive patterns and shapes.  Also I like political statements and non-realistic images fused with today's world issues.  Enjoy what is inside my brain.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lakey Peterson

She's one of my favorite girl surfers and this vid embodies her style and abilities!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

deck glassing

After a few issues with the lap line, I finally glassed the deck.  It looks good to me.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I really like this board

This little baby is 5'7" x 19" x 2 1/2.  It has a little 80s flare but is ready to perform. I finished shaping today and I lammed the bottom this afternoon and it looks juicy!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Please visit my submission page for the Roxy contest: Let the Sea Set You Free.  I would LOVE to win. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New HP short board

A new little shredder created today.  5'7" in length, this little speed racer needs some warm water. :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Look how clear the water is at Swamis, yet there was a lot of new sand covering the reef, making the wave a little mushy.  But I still had a lot of fun out there yesterday. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

leopard sharks

Surfed twice today & worked in between.
Saw 5 or 6 Leopard sharks in Cardiff, freaky!
So sleepy right now I'll write more tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This one's beautiful!

I am stoked.  After a couple weeks of work, I finished my latest board.  It's 5'8" x 19 7/8" x 2 1/2".  Color is resin tint and pigment.  Glassed triple 4 oz on the deck and 4 oz on the bottom with 6 oz laps. Factory space, assistance, expertise and Lokbox fin systems provided by my friend Jimmy.   Thank you!   Had a great time with this board and I'm ready to start the next. Happy Spring.  Now let's get some Souths!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Super Swell

This WNW-NW swell (280-300) and S-SSW swell (180-210) has been hitting us HARD.  And yesterday was no joke in La Jolla.  A & I went on a long drive checking most all of the spots in North County and ended up finding some huge 10-20 foot waves crushing the shore.  Proof is in the photos.  This wasn't an April Fools.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Me + Magazine Article

Happy to say I'm featured in an online magazine called EDGE for CHICKS.  You're able to read the magazine by clicking this link: Edge Magazine Issue 2.  Stoked to be acknowledged as a female shaper and board builder.  The industry is changing....... yew