Archive > March 2010

Completing the 6′7 high aspect fish, glassing and making fins

Sometimes family projects take awhile to complete, because it’s all about the love. The 6′7 Geppie-inspired high aspect fish was shaped by Cher on August 21, 2009 with Steve. Here are a few photos of the shaping and the completion of the board.
Several visual memories inspired the painting: The water flowing along through the reef [...]

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Sweet Pendoflex swallowtail for MM and beautiful waves

The sweet Pendoflex swallowtail trifin that Steve built for Mike M is now in the North East, ready to ride and we’re looking forward to hearing stories. Steve designed and hand-shaped Mike’s board from a special blank with twin cedar stringers and orange glue-ups. We painted his board with mellow coast to coast sunrise and [...]

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The new 8′4 Pendoflex twin fin for Max

Hey, oh! Here’s the beautiful new 8′4 Pendoflex twin fin that Steve built for Max, painted with the colors of a Santa Ana sunset. Max and his family live near PV, where he loves to surf the cove and beachies up that way. He also enjoys yearly adventures to Costa Rica.
Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

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Meet the Pendoflex Fang

Steve experimented with some finless designs in the mid-1970s. Back then, he shaped a 5′10, 20-1/4 wide fish and added a flexible Fang tail to see if it would help a finless board hold into the wave. He found out that the Fang, as long as it was in the water, would help him make [...]

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5′10 Pendoflex arc tail quad for Matt!

Well, Spring is here, a small NW and SW swell combo is running and the beautiful 5′10 Pendoflex arc tail quad that Steve built for Matt is ready! The paint is reminiscent of looking through clear water on a sunny day and seeing the kelp above.
There was some fog this morning and we enjoyed the [...]

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New Pendoflex moon tail quad for Ben

Hey-O! here’s the new Pendoflex moon tail quad that Steve built for Ben. Steve hand-shaped this beauty using a WNC EPS blank and then he glassed it with epoxy. The rad camouflage paint job was sprayed by our pal Jeffrey Meyer. Ben is a tall, strapping lad of about 6′4 with size 14-1/2 feet, who [...]

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Sharing the Stoke at the Rincon Invitational

The article is from this week’s Ventura Star.
Check out the Groundswell Society web site.

http://www.groundswellsociety.org/

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Pendo-ized Campbell Bros. Octafish and day in the life

Mike from San Clemente contacted Steve about Pendo-izing his beautiful bronze Campbell Brothers Octafish shaped by Malcom Campbell. Here are Mike and Steve with the Pendo-sized board. The deck was pounded out, so Steve repaired it and shaped in a full deck Pendoflex. This board looks like so much fun! Cowa-flexit!
During our morning walk at [...]

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Salute to the Fish!

Here’s a salute to the Fish commemorating the Alley Fish Fry in Australia this weekend at Corrumbin. We wish we could be there! We send our warm smiles, love and Aloha to the kind folks at the Fish Fry and to all of our friends around the world.
Here are a few of our favorite fishy [...]

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Beautiful Pendoflex Swallowtail for Mike

Steve shaped this sweet double-stringer swallow tail for Mike in NY from a special blank with cedar stringers and orange glue-ups. It’s shaped and ready for paint—the color is coming soon!
San Diego Aloha,
Cowa-flexit!

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