Water Time

A couple hotties for my SoCal peeps. 
On top is a 38” x 18” Mahogany paipo (not yet oiled), and below is a 6’-7” x 19 1/4” Alaskan Yellow Cedar alaia.

Definitely got naked and jumped in the ocean last night.

riseoftheswell said: A question or two if I may..... Are your paipos all worked by hand and do you use templates or freehand as you go - they really are things of beauty....

You may— I love questions : ). and thank you!

I rough-out with a bandsaw, power plane, and grinder, then do all the finish carving with traditional edge tools— block plane, backing-out plane, molding plane, spokeshaves, chisels, bent knives, gouges, and card scrapers. 

The lay out varies— I take templates of my boards for future reference, but often draw plan shapes freehand and/or with battens. The forms are all original (if anything such thing can really be said to be original).

thanks again! have a great weekend!

sonsofkerouac:

Kelia and Bruna checking out the reef at Pipeline…
Photo: Morgan Maassen

sonsofkerouac:

Kelia and Bruna checking out the reef at Pipeline…

Photo: Morgan Maassen

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surfandsailgaviota:

Picked up my first surfboard build from the glasser (Bob Haakenson) today! It’s a 7’-5” hollow wooden tri-plane hull, with a 9” Liddle template flex fin from True Ames. I built/shaped it with Western Red Cedar, agave (rails), and Paduak details. and I’m thrilled! Can’t wait to finish boards two and three and get started on more. Yeeeew! 

it’s a little soon to be reblogging this, but… I love this board!

surfandsailgaviota:

My first canoe build. Skin-on-frame with mostly Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Ballistic nylon skin coated in a specially formulated urethane. Sixteen feet long, 35” wide, 60 lbs. Photo taken on a Sierran lake at sunrise. 

surfandsailgaviota:

My first canoe build. Skin-on-frame with mostly Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Ballistic nylon skin coated in a specially formulated urethane. Sixteen feet long, 35” wide, 60 lbs. Photo taken on a Sierran lake at sunrise. 

To-dos

Hollow wooden boards upcoming: 6’-0” thruster, round tail (or squash); 10’-6” LOG, single fin, already nicknamed The Paper Log; 6’-6” winged single fin; and a 9’-4” single fin longboard with moderate rocker that I’m reaally amped on. Actually, I’m really amped on each one of them. All I’m waiting on is the money to buy the lumber to build with! ha!

so good so good so good!

I’ve been in the ocean quite lot, relative to the last few years; quite a lot, recently. and there’s a comfort growing. Maybe the ocean is waking up in me again.
I feel the need to surf even more frequently. more two-a-days. more. and that is a very good sign. I am more me when connected to the ocean.
There are nagging injuries and insecurities, so I’m cautiously optimistic. But optimistic.

This afternoon I knocked the fin out of a 10’-6” log, but stayed out and surfed a handful of waves finless. Fast, slippery, but able to hold a line. So fun!

radness.

I just received this photo from my friends Adrian Ramirez Lopez (took the shot), and Philip Kirst (rider). Sooo stoked! Phil is riding the little Red Gum speed sled I carved for him, nicknamed “Liquid Lightning,” and getting deep behind the curtain. YeeeEEEW!

Picked up my first surfboard build from the glasser (Bob Haakenson) today! It’s a 7’-5” hollow wooden tri-plane hull, with a 9” Liddle template flex fin from True Ames. I built/shaped it with Western Red Cedar, agave (rails), and Paduak details. and I’m thrilled! Can’t wait to finish boards two and three and get started on more. Yeeeew! 

Gaviota coast caboose. G’night, peeps ; )