Thursday, February 25, 2010

Really slick 70's single fin that came into the shop...super smooth Jack Meyer airbrush!

Local Manasquan legend, as well as California legend, Jack Meyer airbrushed this rad stick.  When Jack passed in January of 2007, the surfing community lost a great one!  Jack was known for his Aloha, his surfing and his style of surfboard airbrushing.  In the 70s and 80s Jack would travel the California coast and airbrush for top board manufacturers.  This is an awesome example of his work.

Friday, February 19, 2010

5'8" Mini Moon by Clean Ocean Surfboards...

Tony Iannarone from Clean Ocean Surfboards made this tribute to Simmons with his 5'8" Mini Moon...finished off with handmade bamboo keel fins and custom deck pinlines!  For Sale in the shop.
A cross between his Manic Moon Monster, Tombstone fish, old school 70s kneeboard and Simmons Chip.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

a stray Bolt that came into the shop...

A buddy Stan, brought this into the shop...looks a bit beat, but I think it's a real live Lopez shaped bolt!  Someone loved riding it...  Gerry's signature in the top right on the board...lightning bolt on the tail...Lopez up in the tiny bolt in the flames.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Challenger Eastern...Blue fin slider

I've got a few classics hangin in the shop...this one's a 2 stringer, blue fin cruiser made by Challenger Eastern...mid 60's in near mint condition.  This one came into my first shop maybe 10 years ago...thanks again Brian!  These beauties were made in Neptune, NJ over by Kelly's Tavern...the owner was a guy named Tinker West.  Maybe this beauty was shaped by Jim Phillips!

I recently came across a thread on Swaylocks that has some real cool history on Challenger Eastern...really worth the read!  (Challenger Eastern and Jim Phillips thread)

Because of his ties to Challenger Eastern, I asked Jim Phillips about the board...

Jim Phillips:
 the serial number is really low, that makes me think it was built very early on to Tinker coming to NJ and this would have been before I was involved, but it seems to have a multiple lay up tail block, something I did not see on his boards.

Nevertheless, it is a bitchin board and the attention to detail is what steered me to what I do today

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Boardroom - Legends of Surfboard Shaping

This is going to be the best of the best!  All these guys in 1 movie...classic!  Looks like it's coming out this Spring/Summer!