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Fabrics and Colors

Posted by rider.kevin on August 25, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I love working with fabrics as the possibilities become endless, and adding color further enhances the effect.

Bringing a new board back to life!

Posted by rider.kevin on May 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I was asked by a friend of mine to take an old broken surfboard and recycle it into a beginner friendly shape for his son. Here are some pictures from the build with more to follow.

This was a previously fixed ding that went about 3/8" into the foam:

I used a router to clean up the ding and remove old logos from the stripped blank.

The template was designed to fit in the space available and to avoid those pesky fin boxes:

The foam shaped surprisingly well and yielded a nice beginner friendly mid-length:

Stay tuned for some glassing pictures and the final product!

Longboard Repair

Posted by rider.kevin on November 20, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Working on some pretty extensive repairs right now. This board had all of its bottom glass stripped off in the water, a broken nose, and a badly twisted rocker. Here's how I straightened the twist:


Easter Egg

Posted by rider.kevin on October 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Inspired by a few of my favorite mid-length designs, this piggish rounded-pin egg has been affectionately called the Easter Egg. I'm hoping to get some shots of it in action soon... Stay tuned!


Final two Kona's

Posted by rider.kevin on October 2, 2013 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The final two Kona boards are all finished. Look for them at Surf City Bar in Jersey City, NJ soon!


Kona Boards hit Surf City

Posted by rider.kevin on August 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Head on over to Surf City Bar in Jersey City, NJ to see two of the Kona series boards on display. Go craft beer!


Pinline on custom fabric inlay TipToe

Posted by rider.kevin on July 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)


New Boards

Posted by rider.kevin on June 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A couple of new boards: A shortboard for the Graeme Preston Foundation for Life Charity Auction and a 6'4 single-fin with Volan patches.


Custom Rocket Fish for Gary F.

Posted by rider.kevin on January 7, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


KONA Brewing Co.

Posted by rider.kevin on December 3, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Four custom Kona Brewing Co. display surfboards for Craft Brewing Alliance! Check out their website here.



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