Sunday, November 27, 2011

#two. mini simmons.

5'5.5" mini simmons. shaped dec. 2010 in the seagate shed. wilmington. nc. glassed by greg eavey.
slight belly in the nose. flat middle third and slight single concave through the fins and out the tail. down turned rails to hard rail starting at the fins. bamboo half moon fins from larry mabile. with a removable cheater fin for good measure. super fun surf nugget. short. wide. and fast. fun in most conditions. great board for the inconsistent surf of the north carolina coast. glides across flat sections and mushy surf and flies in steeper conditions. as is previously stated, i am an advocate of these surf craft.
shaped this board as a surprise christmas gift for vern. i had been itching for a simmons since i rode one last fall. got allen at seagate to shape me one (hit the link to see said board). he was kind enough to let me observe and later give me pointers so that i could in turn shape one for vern. killing two birds with one stone. 1. getting vern a present 2. relieving me from having to share my simmons. everyone is happy.
i thought this board would be too small for me to ride. but actually pretty fun in punchy waist to chest high surf. rails are a little thinner than my other simmons so the board has a little more bite on those steeper days. both serve their purpose.
this is the second board i shaped, the first was a catastrophe. was and still am pretty stoked with how it turned out. definitely flaws, but none too great.

Friday, November 18, 2011


foiled out and ready to be glassed. dropped her off at greg's this afternoon.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

tandoori knights. 11.16.11.

went up to chapel hill last night to catch tandoori nights (a newer collaboration between bloodshot bill and king khan) at the local 506. one rocking group of indian dudes. bloodshot bill played a quick solo set before tandoori knights took the stage. both were better than awesome. excellent energy and stage presence. always great to see a band that is having as much fun on stage as you are in the crowd. well worth the drive.
 bloodshot bill.

 tandoori knights.

Monday, November 7, 2011

south island surf club 1966.

sat down with dennis barbour (pictured third from right standing) and flipped through "Surfing on the Cape Fear Coast" the other week. fun to hear his stories of carolina and kure beaches in the 60's and 70's, the designs of east coast surfboards and danpri surfboards. danpri with its unique weber performer esque fin and thinner performance (for the time) rails. though he doesn't surf anymore, he still talks about it with such excitement. he also turned my on to a few little surf movies they put together in the late 60's. the videos are a little jumpy and far from professional but super cool. they can be found on the south island surf club facebook page. 
photo taken from facebook.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011