Archive > May 2011

In loving memory of Duke, the Father of Surfing

Hello, there. Thank you to our friend Nance for sharing these wonderful interview clips of Duke Kahanamoku, from “This is Your Life” in 1957. Duke is so kind and humble and such an inspiration to us all . . . in the water and out.
Cowa-flexit! Aloha and love, Cher and Steve

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Backdoor blow-out!

Here’s Chapman Murphey riding his 7′2″ Pendoflex quad at Backdoor Pipeline in February 2011. Steve hand-crafted this special 7′2″ quad for Chapman with care, from start to finish.
Go Chappy! Thank you very much for sharing the great photos, you’re ripping!
Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

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Sweet 5′2″ Pendoflex moon tail quad

Hello, there. Steve shaped this custom 5′2″ Pendoflex moon tail quad with care, from EPS foam for one of our Japanese friends. This little moon tail is inspired by Bob Simmons’ early designs, and incorporates Steve’s contemporary designs as well. Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

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Take two . . . add the 7′6″

Mr. R.P. and Steve with “take one and take two,”¬†as a special 7′6″ Pendoflex round pin gun for larger swells¬†is added to the equation. We’re looking forward to hearing about Rob’s Central American adventures. Aloha, and Cowa-flexit!

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This morning’s ocean views

Hi, there. We enjoyed a sunrise drive and a brisk walk before work today. The large mixed swell was beautiful to behold in the early morning light. We hope that you have a great day!
Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

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In honor of J.J. the baby gray whale and other happenings

Hello, there. This morning began with calm overcast skies and dark clouds looming on the horizon, as a slow moving storm was approaching. Today we’re working in the studio and the shaping room, staying warm and cozy on this blustery, rainy day.
On Sunday May 15th we were honored to participate in a benefit for the [...]

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Salute to the Fish, sharing stoke and Aloha!

Hey, there! This is the weekend of the 2011 FishFry NY. We are sending stoke across the miles and pulled together a few photos to celebrate the Fish. We were blessed to visit for the 2010 NY Fish Fry and met many wonderful folks and renewed friendships. We thank you all for your friendship and [...]

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New Pendoflex roundtail for Mr. R.P.

Hey, there! Steve built a beautiful 6′5″ x 20-3/8″ Pendoflex round tail for Rob to take on his adventure to Central America. We’re looking forward to the tales of adventure. Aloha, and Cowa-flexit!

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Sweet Pendo mini-longboard

Hi, there! Steve shaped a beautiful 7′4″ Pendo mini-longboard for ????. The sweet board is a surprise from loved ones for a very special young surfer. Here are photos of the shaped and painted blank. Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

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Day Date!

Hey, there! We hope that you are having a great day. Yesterday Steve came home around lunchtime and I was working on an art project. He proposed that we take a break and go on a “Day Date,” pick up our favorite sandwiches at Poma’s Deli in Ocean Beach and have a picnic. So stoked! [...]

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