For Sale! 6’0″ Pendoflex Swallow Tail!

Beautiful Pendoflex EPS and epoxy swallowtail tri fin, 100% handmade by Steve. Excellent, lightly used condition. 6’0”, N 13-3/4”, W 19-3/4”, T 15-1/2”, Thickness 2-5/8” for a 200 pounder. EPS/epoxy built strong, using S cloth construction. Includes fins. $650 firm. Can ship. Interested? Email us at info@pendo.com

Thank you for visiting!

Cowaflexit! Aloha, Steve and Cher

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Custom Pendoflex Ducky!

Hello, there. During this unprecedented time, we hope that you are doing well. We are grateful to continue our custom board making and arts, one at a time, working alone in our little workshop and art studio. Here is a sweet Pendoflex 5’4″ Ducky that Steve recently finished. Take good care and stay safe. Aloha and Cowa-flexit! Steve and Cher

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Custom 6’3″ Pendoflex Wing Swallow!

Aloha, family and friends! Here’s Steve and Scotty with Scotty’s new custom 6’3” Pendoflex. Yeah, we’re a little bit older now, his last Pendoflex was 19” wide, this one is 19-1/2.” We opened the displacement up a bit, and added a few more updates. We’re sending our smiles! Aloha and Cowaflexit!

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Pendoflex mid-length!

Hi, there! Here’s Steve with “Albatross finding its way in 2020,” complete! ‘One of the first custom Pendoflexes that we built in 2020. A beautifully shaped mid length Pendoflex painted with joy-filled waves a plenty! Stoked! We’re sending our smiles!
Aloha and Cowa-flexit, Steve and Cher

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Happy Holidays!

Aloha, family and friends! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We are thankful for You. At the Pendoflex workshop and our paint studio, Steve and I are busy elves working on our custom orders. Happy Christmas and holiday season from our home to yours. We’re grateful for our kind friends and customers and the creative work that we’re blessed to do, and send our smiles. Cowa-flexit!

Love and Aloha, Cher and Steve xoxo

“Gratitude, the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation and to return kindness.”

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Sleek 8’10” Pendoflex!

Aloha, friends! What a beautiful day, and fun waves, too!! Vintage MH 8’10” Pendoflex double-winger swallowtail comes out to play! Have fun Brad! We’re sending our smiles! Aloha and Cowaflexit! Steve and Cher

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Beautiful 9’4″ Pendoflex

Hey, there! Here’s Steve and Evan with the new 9’4″ that Steve built for him. His new board was inspired by his 8 foot egg that was shaped by Jim Hanley. The Hanley was Evan’s first board! We’re sending our smiles! Aloha and Cowa-flexit! Steve and Cher

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Sweet Pendoflex Fish!

Hey, there! Here’s Steve and T-boy with his new ride! His beautiful 6’9″ Pendoflex high aspect Fish with twinzer option was made with 100% hand-crafted care by Steve. Ready for a swell season! Aloha and Cowa-flexit!

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This week’s Freshies!

Hey there! Happy day! The past seven days, we’re grateful to enjoy fun dawn surf sessions at our favorite reefs, with mellow marine layer light, easy on the eyes, along with dolphin and hummingbird visits! Such a refreshing way to begin our days. Here’s Steve with a couple of Freshies for the week! Custom 6’9” Pendoflex high aspect twinzer swallow and custom 6’5” Pendoflex SimG swallow! Cowaflext! We’re thinking of you family and friends and send our smiles!

Aloha, Steve and Cher

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Thank you, SURFER!

Hey, there, family and friends. Our good friend Doctor Dave surprised me with flowers and a copy of the new SURFER Issue 60.2 which we hadn’t received yet. Photograph of Dave and I by my husband wonderful Steve.

A few months ago, editors Grant Ellis and Justin Housman at SURFER @surfer_magazine reached out to me about an interview for their Wisdom feature, and I was deeply touched and happy to accept. It’s all about gratitude, appreciation for the ocean and sharing love. Thank you Grant, @grantellis1 it was fun to work with you on the portraits, you’re very talented. Thank you SURFER for thinking of me. Sending smiles. Warmest Aloha, Cher xoxo

Click this LINK to read the feature on SURFER.com

Photo: @grantellis1 #SURFERmagazine

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE TALENTED SAN DIEGO SHAPER, ARTIST, AND WRITER CHER PENDARVIS

JULY 2, 2019 BY JUSTIN HOUSMAN
Photo Credit: Grant Ellis
Cher Pendarvis
[This piece originally appeared in SURFER magazine Volume 60, Issue 2.

With aging, surfing is even more precious. Every sparkling drop of water helps the stoke fire burn bright. Today, I mix it up more with swimming, bodysurfing, riding my surf mats and surfing my fishes and gliders. Also, just getting in the water, being weightless allows us to keep our bodies loose and free. And breathing in the air just above the ocean surface, filled with negative ions is healing for the mind, lungs and heart.

The variety of boards being ridden today is refreshing. Short, long, with an array of bottoms and fins—and even finless—configurations. It’s like in the ‘60s and ‘70s when quantum leaps were made with surfboard design and wave riding that had never been seen before. Pushing limits with tiny, downrail edge boards, small single-fin hulls, twin fins, the Fish, Greenough riding his flex spoons and carving new lines, and my husband Steve evolving his Pendoflex high-speed torque tails. I enjoy seeing surfers and shapers today experimenting in the same ways and with new materials.

Sharing the love of surfing and boardmaking helps my marriage. Steve always inspires me and it’s a gift to be married to him. We enjoy talking about board design and each have our own ideas and preferences. We’re open to learn from one another. Good-natured, spirited banter and humor is fun. Occasionally there are head butts, as we’re both dynamic people, but when one of us is not able to get wet, we ride waves for each other.

Shaping and building your own boards gives you a closer connection with your surfing experience. It’s rewarding to have an idea for a board, make it and ride it. If you’re curious about shaping or building your own board—do it! Though, if a person is fortunate to have a very close relationship with a shaper who is sensitive to understanding their ideas and surfing needs, I think it’s possible to achieve a unique personal vision with a custom board.

It’s heartwarming to surf with many more women, young girls and families today. Decades ago, it was rare for me to see another woman surfer out, unless I planned a surf with a “surfette” friend or participated in a competition.

Seeing women pushing their creativity and fitness with big and small wave surfing is thrilling. I’m excited for the professional women surfing today, who have made great strides for equal pay and equal prize money at events.

The lineups are much more busy now than they were in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Back then, we enjoyed exploring remote areas, sometimes even without maps. The excitement and discovery of a wave setup where we could surf alone was so much fun.

I’m always aware and appreciative of the beauty, motion, sparking light and intriguing patterns of water movement and flow. While walking to the ocean, paddling out, ducking under waves, riding waves and swimming, these visions and experiences inspire my art and work on our surfboards. Seeing dolphins and fish swimming inspire ideas for fin templates and foils. Observing pelicans gliding by and soaring above the swells inspire me to surf and think with flow.

The key to keeping the love of surfing going is gratitude. Also, I cross train with swimming, practice yoga and hike to keep fit for surfing. When I was younger, I was passionate about dynamic waves and deep tube rides. When I was competing in the 1970s, I trained by surfing two four-hour sessions each day in all conditions, five days a week, and a half-day on Saturday, only resting on Sunday. Now, as I’m approaching 70, I’m enjoying smaller wave sessions and “princess waves.”

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