We did a video last Summer following a single 9’6 Lumberjack all the way through production. Hopefully it helps give some insight into the steps that go in to making a custom surfboard. Interesting to note how dark the blue tint looks in the cup, while Greg is mixing it, compared to how it looks when the board is getting laminated. That’s part of the reason that working in resin tints isn’t an exact science, it’s an art. Clutch also demonstrates how he glasses Gully’s wooden fins onto the boards. We hope this video is interesting and informative. Thanks to Cam Oden for putting it together. Steps, in order: Shape -> Laminate -> Glass-On Fin -> Hotcoat -> Sand -> Gloss & Polish.
A few more shots from Friday… Surf Thump and Lumberjack, respectively. Photos: Thomas Green
Griffin, Cam and I Met up with Cyrus to talk surfboards on Friday… get a new Cy’s Aquatic Almond in the works for him… and a little something new for Summer. Intense surfboard conversations either need visual references, or excessive hand gestures and surf reenactments. For the sake of time and accuracy, we went with visual references. This one is a Lumberjack that’s headed to France next month.
Cameron Oden slip-sliding around Newport on his 9’4 Lumberjack model. Photos: Thomas Green. Taken the same morning Tom ran into Cam and shot him riding his black 6’10 Joy.
A grey day back in the Fall, when it was still warm enough for Trunks. Sounding pretty good on a rainy Monday.
Aaron Cervantes, Lumberjacking in Newport. Photo: Cameron Oden
2 Huck fins by Gully, exclusively for Almond Surfboards. All our fin templates are available both as wooden glass-on or fiberglass removable fins. Photo: Cameron Oden
9’4 Lumberjack for Fall. Triple Stringer + Gloss&Polish. Photo: Oden
Navy and Gold Panel Lumberjack for the racks of the shop. Mahogany Log Rhythm fin for slightly more fluid turning off the tail. Photo: Cameron Oden
Jake Zylstra, reunited with his Lumberjack that was stolen over a year ago. Proof that there are some genuinely great people out there. Photo: Phillip Albritton
Triple Stringer Lumberjack. Photo: Cameron Oden
Jake headed back out to Spain to hang out with the Muskaria crew and the Zarautz guys.
Jake on his Lumberjack before he skipped town.
Photo: Alex Swanson