Wednesday, May 25, 2011

South Bay Boardriders final contest of the season.

Congrats to Rachel Tominaga for winning the Open girls!
Rachel also placed third in the Open Womens.
Rachel placed First overall in the Open Girls series, and Third overall in the Open Womens
(Images from ManhattanBeachPatch /)

Congrats to Becca Wells Rosen for First Place in the Open Womens!
Becca also placed Second overall in the series.
Chris Wells, (pictured) Becca's bro also had a great result placing 4th in the Masters.
Great Job! (Images from ManhattanBeachPatch /)

Surfers Rule the Waves in Boardriders Final Competition

Becca Rosen, Natalie Anzivino, the Zaun brothers, Rachel Tominaga, Jordan Wible, Noah Collins and Pat Komick deliver some great surfing south of the Manhattan Beach Pier during the last contest of the South Bay Boardriders Club's season.

Read more and pics on; ManhattanBeachPatch

More about the contest on; EasyReader

Over all series Contest Results:

Contest Series top three finishers: Men’s Open – Matt Pagan, Dane Zaun, Dayton Silva.

Open women – Natalie Anzivino, Becca Rosen, Rachel Tominaga.

Longboard: Brent Bland, Gus McConnell, Dave Schaefer.

Masters (over 40) – Ted Robinson, Scott Johnson, Chris Frohoff.

Legends (over 50) Scott Daley, Derek Levy, Mike Purpus.

Junior boys – Kent Nishiya, Dave Slay, Kelly Zaun.

Junior girls –Rachel Tominaga, Jordan Wible, Ailiden Sheden.

Boys – Noah Collins, Codee Stamis, Sam Dunbar.

Groms (12 and under) Kile Beatty, Ron Sannes, Jack Rowan.

Micro groms — Kieran Walls, Shane Moseley, Noah Steinmetz.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Custom Winged Skate for Kohtaroh

Custom OG Dyna-Glyde for Apryl

Apryl, I am scanning your board today and and should finish up by Thursday then off to Keoni for your custom artwork. Wayne

Custom OG Bryd-Fish for Jeff

Jeff thanks for the update!

Hope you are well today! I’m so stoked from surfing the Brydfish lately I had to let you know about it.
I’ve found what I’ve been seeking for years. The 6’6 Brydfish is my personal surfing Holy Grail. This is the hands down RUNAWAY winner for the best south bay board ever.
I’ve NEVER had a board so user intuitive and versatile. Board is equally adept at check turns as well as wider sweeping turns. Stomping the tail stops the board dead then weighting forward immediately sends it flying forward again. Lately I’ve been making head dips and cover ups almost every time I surf it. I’ve had other boards that get me in the pocket but I have a hard time accelerating fast enough get out of there. Never an issue with this one. Seriously man, this board handles everything I’ve thrown at it. Mush to barrels.
I’ve come far enough. Don’t need to try anything else for normal surf. This is it.
This morning was clean with head high quick breaking sets. Had a few late sideways drops, bottom turn immediately at 5th gear around the section, stop the board DEAD, lean forward out of a quick barrel, bottom turn and blast the lip! Holy crap was that me? I don’t care how it looked… but I know how it felt. Amazing!
Don’t forget about this board. Your customers need to know about this one.
Jeff S

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New project for Craig Richmond

Sorry, if I have haven't been getting back to everyone that has been trying to get ahold of me the last week. Been consummed with this new project for Craig Richmond, he called me a couple weeks back and was wondering if I would be interested in doing some 3d scanning and digitizing and finish shaping his custom carbon fibre racing boards. Initially, I wasn't very interested in his project but asked him to bring his board down for me to take a gander as the shape sounded unique.

After examining the shape it had piqued my interest and looked like a great challenge to shape and recreate the magic. This is the initial break down of the shape and what it will take to reproduce faithfully.

These pics are of the first generation hand shapes that we will be reproducing. I guess this shape has been dominating the races...

The deck has some unique complex compound contours with a dished out center sections with a raised rail section.

The white areas are some low spots that have been blocked in.

Breaking down the shape into quadrants...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another Custom WN-WT for Darren

I have been working with Darren on his WN-WT for the last few years on this shape. We have been doing subtle tweaks 1/8" here a 1/16" there on his favorite shape. If my memory is correct this is his 4th or possibly 5th WN-WT.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Darren's custom strapless kiteboard "Why Fly"

Darren has been into strapless kiteboarding and this is his first custom kiteboard and my first to shape one also. For the most part the guys have been riding standard hpsb but with the standard glassing they aren't upto the rigors. I have made some design and glassing changes for the forces and the torque the shape has to endure.

Going strapless is relatively new sport, it's pretty impresssive. If you haven't seen strapless kiteboarding check out;