Please support this great fundraiser to save the Gaviota Coast from being destroyed by development. I was recently up to that area a couple months ago and it's gorgeous! You can't find anywhere else like this in Southern California. Plus, the waves there are amazing. Winter season starts now!
I am so happy these boards are finished. My newest board is on the left: 5'7" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8", and the one on the right is Afran's 5'9" x 20" x 2 1/2". The fins are from local fin-maker Jack Jensen. He makes the best fins in the USA! I have dedicate this board in memory of one of my best friends Annie Diaz who took her own life just a few weeks ago. So much love for Annie!
After shaping at Birds on Thursday, I began glassing Friday. I laminated both sides and hotcoated the deck. On Saturday, I set the fins and hotcoated the bottom. Although I had a couple of issues with my lam it seemed to come out pretty well. I am getting better at laminating, and still need to get better at sanding. Haha. I still have a lot of fun.
Shaped my self a new board on Thursday November 8 at Birds Surf Shed in San Diego. They have a rad shaping bay with a great in house shaper Robin Prodonovich (RP). He is extremely helpful, kind and super smart! I also had the pleasure of meeting Derek Hynd, an Austrailian legend who rides finless boards in huge waves. Stoked. Glassing is next.