Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…

I know, “summer is over and the blog dies.  Go figure.  This guy is a light weight anyway.” 

“Another one hit wonder and blah, blah, blah!”  Trust me, I have heard it all a hundred and three times before.  But not so fast.

Winter swells have yet to come.  Daniel is officially off the PCT.  He finished his hike and I know he is looking forward to getting back in the water.  Having a surf buddy always helps drag a person out of the gloom and doom.

On top of that my friend Basil has figured out how to make a board for under a hundred bucks.  I won’t give you all of the detail, because, well… I really don’t know how the hell he did it.  The pictures speak for themselves.  I can tell you that the board actually rode last week in thigh high wind swell though. 

Granted, it is a prototype and the kinks were numerous, but when you combine Basil’s tenacious nature with his natural understanding of craftsmanship, I have no doubt that he will make a board for any quiver.  I repeat, under a hundred bucks.

Take that China!

The Finished Product and the Maker

...From Humble Beginnings

 

According the Basil, "the holes make it float." Of course they do.

 

A Sweet Fin Sets this Board Apart

Looking Damn Near Done

I also had someone give me a board.  Sure, my halo is bent and rusty; my angelic wings are singed but when someone gives you a board you have to figure that you have SOME good karma left.

Life Smiles on Those Who Smile

The nose needs some repair, but the glassed in neon fins make me want to surf in corduroy OP shorts while wearing a pink Gotcha tank top.  February can’t come soon enough!

Other than that I am hear to tell you that Seasandsurf has yet to die.  It just rises and falls with the autumn tide.

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Comments
  1. Basil says:

    I have a picture of the board on the beach from the day we tried it out… Like an animal in the wilderness, it’s way cooler to see it in it’s natural habitat 🙂

    Try number 2 will be better and cheaper… the epoxy to keep it sealed up was the most expensive part and I’m pretty sure I have enough to do a second board.

  2. mike says:

    Now’s the time to start reporting on what is happening in your sport in other parts of the warmer world, and any conferences or seminars or showa pertaining to surfing.

  3. jerseyfresh says:

    Daniel was checking the surf reports from the innards of Washington and Oregon, atop frozen peaks and thousands of miles from a wave. Winter is nothing, if not the best time to surf. Bring on the empty waves. I have got to see Basil’s board in its natural habitat. The thing is actually pretty cool looking.

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