Sunday, December 29, 2013


6'6" Parmenter channeled single. This is the design Dave worked on for the 'Spirit Of Akasha' film project, and the design Stephanie Gilmore was documented riding in the book 'Single'. This particular board is meant to be kept pristine for as long as possible as it's going to be used for an upcoming event in Europe (more on that later) which is absolutely killing me. All the Parmenters were glassed at the Waterman's Guild in Costa Mesa CA and I have to say the quality of work was pretty much as good as I've ever seen.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Crackers

Jimbo's 5'8 microStubb

My 6'4" microStubb
7' widowmaker showpony. More to come......

Monday, December 23, 2013

Aleutian Juice

The Parmenter portion of the 'event quiver' (and Jimbo's board) is done and spectacular to say the least. There's going to be a lot of surfboard pictures here over the next week or so.....

Friday, December 20, 2013

Meanwhile, In New York City.....

Photo by Michele Lockwood, surfboards by Dave Parmenter, firemen by NYFD. More Parmenters very soon......

Saturday, December 14, 2013


There was a bit of swell, although as expected smaller and dumpier than I'd hoped (always the pessoptimist) yet there were corners and the flexstik was officially 'tried out'. It's a strange board to paddle, a strange board to sit on and a strange board to position yourself on, but once up and riding there is most certainly something going on. Felt lovely through the couple of small bottom turns that were managed, and when it got moving there was a taste of some serious glide. This one shall be worked with most definitely, and a serious effort will be made to get it into some decent waves.....

Via Cabinessence, one of the most oddly readable surf related things on the web, here's a clip of Mick made under the aegis of Fibreflex.

Mick Mackie ff from Noods on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Well, if you're at least in the vicinity of New York City you should definitely go, it'll be a great night.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Surf Rides

After a couple of weeks that have been dominated by work, flat spells, cold weather and run-off laden water, one's thoughts turn to the proverbial get-away, and preferably one that involves somewhere warm. A coastal run in perhaps Morocco in a rigged out Citroen? Not bad, although you might want a bit more in the way of a roof.