Custom 9-0 Noserider – Sunset/Moonrise
This is my latest board finished, and it’s all for ME!!! I’ve been having fun with the sunset boards, enough to tackle double the work for my own board. I decided to do a setting sun over a rising, waxing moon. The sun/sky are yellow cedar and reclaimed redwood, with the sun made of manzanita burl. The center stripe is some curly redwood from a local friend of ours, with black walnut stringers on either side. The walnut was also salvaged, from a dumpster. The moon sky is reclaimed redwood including nail holes, and reclaimed pine; the nail holes are filled with copper tack heads, and the moon is a burl from an unidentified beach find. The dark side of the moon was burnt, it is a solid circle. The tail block was a redwood branch that came out of a bonfire at the beach. The top deck is curly redwood with black walnut and yellow cedar, with a paua shell inlay at the tail block. The fin is reclaimed redwood with a burnt leading edge. On the nose, with the best view EVER, is my little rasta surfing buddy, who I hope will invoke a smile from even the crankiest surfers out there. The board was glassed in Entropy ONE resin, which is awesome to work with on wooden boards.
The shape is fairly close to a traditional noserider, having the wide point aft of center, low nose rocker, plenty of tail rocker, with a nice little kick in the last few inches. The nose has a deep concave, progressing to a flat bottom, and back into a deep concave through the tail. The rails in the last 24″ are chined upwards, giving the bottom contour almost a catamaran look. Really cool! The rails are sharp in the tail, progressing to rounded rails, beveled up in the nose. It measures just a nose over 9 feet, 22.5″ wide, 2.75″ thick. She weighs in at a cool 21.5lbs. Not bad for all those seams!
This board was meant to be surfed hard, I will keep you updated as far as the performance and abilities of the board. Stoked!
Shaped by Martijn.