Burch by Thomas. Wow!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Autumn is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, even here in Southern California. Days are shorter, the light is slowly changing, and I'm eyeing my wetsuit. Best of all there will soon be swell to go with the sunny but crisp mornings, so it's time to think about that step up, and here's a lovely option. From Ninelights and used, but could pass for brand new thanks to the fine compsand construction. Balsa and poplar vacuum bagged over a foam core- super light, springy and strong. 7'11" x 21 1/2" x 2 7/8" (I'm not sure where that thickness is though, feels thinner to me but Mr. Beck says nearly 3 so nearly 3 it is), perfect for the bigger guy or bigger day. Vented, so it can sit in the ride in summer without a care. Tri, and it comes with a set of fins and a boardbag to make it a seriously good deal. Best of all- $800 for all this handcrafted goodness. Email info @ foamandfunction.com to enquire, comment or just tell us something good.
Friday, October 03, 2014
Australia. A lot of coast and arguably the best array of surf on the planet courtesy of that. But also a lot of very odd stuff in the ocean. Like the giant Jellyfish at the top. Or the Dendrogramma below that were fished up out of deep water of Tasmania's coast. They don't fit into the scheme of any existing animal group at all. They are an entirely new branch on the tree of life as it were, and that's pretty amazing. Well done Australia.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Neal Purchase Jnr. Wolfhound fins are just perfect for those of you who favour the sort of boards that have been posted over the last few weeks, so in the name of doing things right, we're making them available in the US. The culmination of Purcho's many years of refining and developing what he wants in a single, you can't go wrong. There's still a few left in the beer tinted 7.5" or bottle tinted 8.5", and they run $110. Email info @ foamandfunction.com if you're interested......
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sidecut tri? Yes Please! Then another shot of the epic Smooth Glide that is in California and for sale, and a nice shaping image to give you idea of what's happening with those boards. Well done Ulladulla! Apologies for the lack of attention to this, a temporary thing while having been slammed busy the last few weeks. There's interesting stuff afoot though, a new venture and retail space where hopefully these boards will be available to view and fondle.....
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Axel is the proverbial lucky bastard. Not only does he live in Anglet, a truly lovely town in the south of France with a wonderful Gascon/Basque history and a string of great little beachies with Biarittz and the Cote Basque to the south and Hossegor, Lacanau etc. to the north, but he just got this Mackie quad kneelo to ride at them. Factor in all those great boulangeries, the local cheese and Bordeaux just up the road and I am seriously jealous. Have fun Axel....
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
At the top: Fresh from the master himself in Ulladulla, a 7'10" x 21 3/4" x 3" Smooth Glide. Massively fun looking, bit of pinch in the rails but foam where it counts. It'll paddle easy and absolutely fly Comes with either Greenough or a Salty Merchants Matte Black flex fin. $1000
Below: 6'3" x 21" x 2 3/4" Stub. Again with some beautifully thought out foam distribution along with seriously knifey rails, an s-deck and a super foiled flex fin made by Mick. Not a beginner/intermediate board at all, but in the right hands this is going to be a bullet. Old exchange rate price too- $775
Email info @ foamandfunction.com