The above boards are the Matchbox model from the new Guild Surfboards label, courtesy of the fine gents at Waterman's Guild. They are our glass shop of choice in Southern California, a family run business who have been putting the outsides on surfboards for over 30 years and are Dave Parmenter's choice for the finishing touches on his boards which is good enough for us. They've made what seems a natural leap into board production as they have access to some excellent young shapers, Griffin Newman who's worked with the likes of Almond in this case, and a great facility. Guild Boards are the more 'classic' line of shapes while eclectic/HPSB designs will come out through Vega Surfboards. The output so far has been seriously impressive, especially this Simmons-esque Matchbox model. They have these two in stock, the Orange/Black is a 5'6" with glassed on keel fins (black glassed on keel fins- told you they were good) and runs $740 while the 5'4" has quad boxes and is $655. They're in the Guild store here and we will definitely be showing you more, including a new project that's just gotten underway.....
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Saturday, January 07, 2017
Via Banks, here's Jason Salisbury putitng one of Ellis' twins through it's paces in Bali complete with a set of the Alkali keels. Utterly fantastic bit of finnage these, Ellis used his own experience in what he wants from a twin with what he learned from time spent with the master George Greenough, and the good folk at Alkali provided the hands on building skill. Almost sold out of our stock, but there's a set left. $130, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Sunday, January 01, 2017
New Year, new start, new horizons. After the horror that was 2016 and after the last few posts of gloriously tinted, juicy eye poppingly fine resin work, it feels right to start with an aesthetic palate cleanser. The above boards were shaped by former Yard Possum alumni Griffin Stepanek. After spending much of his young life in San Diego surrounded by and riding some very classic and very interesting craft, Griffin has put these experiences to pratical youth and is shaping some very, very clean craft. We're excited that we'll have some of his boards available- these young guys are the next wave of where surfboard design will go, and a positive aspect of some very strange times indeed.
Thanks as always for your attention over the past year, it's always good to know there's others out there that get this. Onwards and upwards....