Archive > September 2009

Some favorite rides

We enjoyed seeing the posts of the fish gatherings in Oceanside recently and in Europe and Huntington this week. Stoked. Wish we could be with you all. Here’s a salute to the fish, a photo of some of our favorite rides of 2008-2009. The four on right are Steve’s faves, the four on the left [...]

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Sharp-dressed man rides Moonshine

Our sharp-dressed friend Scott stopped by after work to pick up his custom EPS Pendoflex moontail quad. He christened his new ride, surfing under the light of the full moon, hence its name Moonshine.  M’tussie captured the photo of Scotty surfing at the reef. Thanks, Scott and Mike!
Cowa-flexit!
 
 

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Sleek little 5′8″ arch tail single fin

Here’s Steve with a fun little 5′8″ single fin arch tail Pendoflex. This design of this board is inspired by boards we rode in the late 1960s and early 1970’s. Steve modified a template from one of our old boards and shaped this one using a contemporary thickness foil, rocker and rails.
Cowa-flexit!
 

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Catch a Wave for Peace

September 21 is International Peace Day, and a time to reflect on all of the blessings we have. This is an annual day dedicated to peace, or the absence of war, such as might be demonstrated by a temporary ceasefire during combat. It’s observed by many nations, political and military groups, and people around the [...]

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Flex in The Surfer’s Journal, Vol 18, No.4-Summer 09

Soundings VI: A Question of Flex
Interviews and Portraits by Devon Howard and Andrew Kidman
This text is excerpted from the contents on the TSJ web page for the issue: Like the weather, if seems that while everybody talks about flex nobody does anything about it. That’s been our read anyway. We gathered a Genius Congress of shapers—not [...]

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23 Amazing Shapers and Surfboards

Here are photos of the exquisite boards and the shaper displays at the Billabong Art of Shaping, San Diego Edition and a few of the people. Royce Cansler, Bird Huffman, and the folks at Billabong did an amazing job organizing this charity benefit. I was honored to donate time to shoot the portraits of all [...]

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Winter fish, high aspect twin

On Thursday and Friday, the Art of Shaping can be viewed on the show floor of ASR. At 2 PM on Friday the boards will be moved upstairs to the conference room for the reception and charity auction. The reception begins at 4 PM. We are grateful to Royce, Bird and the Billabong folks for [...]

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The Art of Shaping

The Art of Shaping 2009, San Diego Edition, presented by Billabong
Reception: September 11, 2009, 4-6 PM 
San Diego Convention Center
We are honored that Steve is one of the invited shapers.

For more information see the earlier post from July. To see biographies and photos of  the honored shapers, visit the Art of Shaping web site:
www.billabong.com/artofshaping

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Step OFF! for Chapman

Family charger Chapman Murphey is stoked. . . he’s been scoring big barrels in Mainland Mex this summer, and he asked Steve to build him this rad, racey Pendoflex Step OFF. Steve used a heavy blank and glassed it with 7 layers of cloth, and Step OFF weighs in at about 13 pounds. Chapman is [...]

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