4.30.2009

More footage of Eli on the 5'11" choco-stub tri-plane hull via the CrappyCam...

video

4.29.2009



Alex Weinstein is showing some new work in a brand new gallery (inaugural show) in Leucadia, CA.
The opening is this Saturday. Details below:

ERIC PHLEGER GALLERY

828 North Coast Hwy 101 | Encinitas, CA 92024 | 760-436-1440 phone | 760-436-2040 fax

show details:

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

Alex is showing with a mix of Los Angeles core abstractionists like Chuck Arnoldi and Ed Moses and cross-over abstract/surfer types lke David Lloyd, Andy Moses and Ned Evans. The space is small, clean and well-lighted. The mix of artists is potent. I hope some of you in Orange and San Diego counties will find the time to stop in (and spread the word!) There's a rumor of fresh, carne asada tacos... Could be a blast...

4.28.2009






6'0" tri-plane hull
20.5" x 2-7/8"
khaki opaque color lamination
wet-sanded gloss
9" Liddle Flex from Fibreglas Fin Co.
Moonlight Glassing

Hulls around this length are my favorite. Andreini once told me that he and his friends started making really short stubbies in the 5'10" to 6'0" range so they could surf like Greenough and crank really hard turns. These boards have a moderate displacement hull coupled with a modern rail profile so you can really drive them hard without losing that weightless hull sensation. Here's Eli Mirandon on the 5'11" choco-stub via the CrappyCam...

video


4.27.2009





8'8" hunter/seeker thing
21.5" x 3"
8oz volan cloth, polished gloss
8" marine-ply Greenough 4A by Daniel Partch
Moonlight Glassing

4.26.2009



Tyler Warren checks out one of Eli Mirandon's twin pins on his birthday last friday. Check out more of Eli's boards at MIRANDON SURFBOARDS.

4.24.2009



Justin Adams advocating compress and release in northern waters on a 6'8" tri-plane hull...

4.23.2009

huh?





5'10" round pin tri-fin
19.75" x 2.5"
white opaque resin tint
wet-sanded gloss
bamboo AK4 fins by 101 Fin Company
Moonlight Glassing

4.21.2009

grabs

Justin, Tyler, and I took a little road trip north and found some fun little waves in the hot hot sun. Here's some pics of them trading off on a 5'1" twin keel...




shiny

4.16.2009






I've been getting more requests for twin keels lately since Tyler's been seen surfing his fish, so here's a look at a 5'8" with some super light and flexy bamboo keels from 101 Fin Co...

~ for Junot ~


See more at JIM DENEVAN.COM

4.15.2009

they're for sale if you want them




5'4" stringerless quad fish
20" x 2-3/8"
5oz+5oz deck/5oz+5oz bottom
Lokbox removable fin sysytem
AK4 fins




Stringerless boards tend to follow the path of least resistance by flexing and twisting to conform to the shape of a turn. The lower rocker is faster down the line, and when you go into a bottom turn the tail begins to flex and store energy that's released at the transition of your line. I made one for Joe Curren last year and he said the board did just about everything he would want a fish to do.

Interested parties can contact me at mandalacustomshapes@gmail.com...

4.14.2009

the lead sled






6'3" tri-plane hull
dark chocolate resin tint
combo finish
8" marine-ply Greenough 4A by Daniel Partch
Moonlight Glassing

~ for Willy ~



5'4" twin keel for Guillerme Canho ~ Brasilia!

4.11.2009



5'10" stubbie 2+1
20.25" x 2-3/8"
tapered basswood stringer
6.5" bamboo center fin by 101 Fin Company
Moonlight Glassing

~ for Martin T. ~

4.09.2009



10'0" friend-maker for Marty...

4.08.2009

4.07.2009



John Hintlian sent me this photo his friends made for right coast shutterbug Jon Kozowyk. Looks yummy! Happy Birthday Jon!

Check out John's blog, which chronicles the New Hampshire surf experience: HYE TYDE

4.06.2009

4.05.2009


AB3 was fun...

4.04.2009

4.03.2009


photo by Tyler Warren

4.02.2009

4.01.2009