We’ve been busy…
Even though we haven’t been posting as much, we have in fact been pretty busy building custom boards, and hanging others on walls. The boards include a custom 8’4″ big wave gun, an 8’2″ “sunset” tanker, a 7′ redwood pintail which is hanging in a corporate building.
Below is the 8’4″ gun, built out of madrone, spalted red oak, wavy redwood, and vertical grain redwood. The madrone and red oak came from the customers’ father-in-laws personal stash of wood, milled on their property in Bonny Doon. The redwood was reclaimed, and the wavy redwood left over from a previous board. The nose has a small abalone inlay, the knots are filled with small pieces of Jade from Big Sur, and it was all glassed in bio resin. The board also has future fin boxes, in a quad configuration. The board weighs in at just over 20 lbs, and was built to take a lot of abuse.
This is a custom 8’2″ Slim Tanker in the sunset motif. The bottom of the board is doug fir with reclaimed redwood, pine, and an unknown species of burl for the sun. The “ocean” under the sunset as well as the fin are sapele. The top deck is completely different: a purple heart walnut stringer with poplar circles, thin pine stringers, and reclaimed redwood stringers from an old arbor. The tail is a piece of redwood burl with abalone inlays. This board looks phenomenal!
This is the 7′ pintail we hung on the wall at Plantronics, a large corporation in Santa Cruz. Their new building is amazing, energy efficient, solar powered, and directed at the comfort of the employees. Their walls all have really unique art hung up, and our board is displayed next to a large print of a surfer dropping into a bomb at Steamer Lane. The picture was taken by a friend of ours (unbeknownst to us!!!), pixelated, mounted on redwood fence boards, and hung on the wall. Up close the picture just looks like huge squares, but as you back down the hallway it comes to life. We are very honored to be displayed next to it.
More pictures of all of the boards. Gun and Tanker built by Martijn, Pintail by Tyler.