Monday, February 28, 2011

i'll take it.

slider's point.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

across the pond!

"high pockets" on posted this up!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

jason arnold!!

jason arnold painted these! "shortboard sam" looks like he just heard about Gene's price drop on the flex pig!!!!

black apache! pig 9'6 x 23 1/16" x 3 1/16" !!!!!

cooperfish blackboard flex pig!! PRICE CHANGE!!!!

from gene's web site:Now that we’ve got it dialed I have dropped the price to pass on the savings. The last batch were delivered with this price adjustment and I’m in touch with those that got the first run to make sure that the first Flexpig customers don’t feel slighted. At the same time I raised the price of the Ricefin option since I now know how long each panel takes me to build.
Originally conceived with the idea of making a pig that has the feel of balsa(with a dense core and a lighter shell), and flex to give it more life and some noseriding advantage, the Flexpig has met and exceeded my expectations. I believe that this is a very unique product and I’m super happy about the reception I’ve gotten from Flexpig riders. I’m looking forward to concentrating on building these boards along with the Speedhulls. You’ll find that the wait time on both of these models will be greatly reduced in the near future.

Friday, February 25, 2011

jon steele! art show to help pterygiums!!

Jon and I have been friends for decades.
it is getting to the point, so that when i see a line up shot, i can almost know it is his.
he shot all these! here is a few of Al on his FLEX!!
here is the flyer in support of Jon's group show: Re: Eight artists converge to create works on recycled broken skateboard decks to raise money and awareness for Pterygim ( aka surfers' eye) research and cure! All boards will be silent auctioned off and net proceeds go to benefit research and diagnosis.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

miles and sterling!

i shot the photo below with mile's camera right after we had gotten out of the water.
dane peterson shot this of sterling. san o? i don't know.
super nice!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

joe's blackboard flex pig!!!

yeah GENE!!

I wasn't at sliders today!!

i surfed with some buddies though!
empty little peeler.
little set!
little nose ride!!!!
Donald Brink and a REVOLVER!

Monday, February 21, 2011

bobby D's flex pig!!!

Gene made this for bobby D. check his story out!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Saturday, February 19, 2011

cooperfish blackboard flex pig!!

nedsurf shot this photo. this is al's van and his new blackboard.
can't fuck with that!!!!

storm!! a bing...

click the links below to see information about BING FERAL PIG and the BING PORK CHOP (coming soon). stuff that is good!...

here is a list of blogs that are RAD!!!

Bing Surfboards

Classic Bing Surfboards

Bing Face Book Page

the BIG slide

Mollusk Surf Shop

ZAP! Surf Shop

the shrieking peanut

Mitch's North Surf Shop

surfy surfy

First Point



Liquid Salt

Surfing Heritage

The Surfers Journal
marc andreini
jim phillips


Donald Brink

John Cherry

David Platt Surfboard Restorations

platty behind the scenes!

Royal Surfboards

Slop Groveller

jason arnold



1982 DUB

Greg Landers

Jon Steele Photo

Jon Steele Photo blog


Bright Box

Nathan Oldfield

Hye Tyde

bobby d


harmless eccentric neighbor

General consumption

KP's round up


Surfing North Devon

4Q conditioning
trim surfboards
lsoro again


order a sweat shirt here: surfapig hoodie!!


here is a list of links that give some back ground information on the author of this blog!

hi-shredability interview

Stoke Harvester

rt's ...temporal collections (2)...

...INVASION! surf clip...

email me with your pictures and information about pig boards!!!!


this blog is all (...well mostly all) about surfboards with weight, belly, wide point aft, a skeg (D fin) and narrow noses . These 5 elements more or less define a "Pig" board as far as I can tell. The funny thing is...back when these boards were being ridden, they weren't thought of as a "pig" they were thought of as a "surfboard".

On June 13th 2009 I started this blog in an effort to have a place on the internet where people can share and learn about surf boards we now refer to as "pigs". The more enthusiatic I became regarding my pig boards and my experiences on them , the more frustrated i became on the lack of content on the internet. Hence my effort. Please send me any pictures or stories you have concerning pig boards. I will post them on my blog.

order a sweat shirt here: surfapig hoodie!!

...pig discussions...

here is a list of links that have various shapers discussing pig surf boards!

...marc andreini , pig discussions...

Friday, February 18, 2011

big al! flexing!!!

Gene shot this of Al surfing his 9'4" COOPERFISH BLACKBOARD flex PIG, the other day when we were all out at San O.

jason arnold and headed for disaster!!!!!

here is some more work from Jason Arnold. Yeah Jason!!!
Stockholm Sweden!!!!! Headed for Disaster!!! so STOKED!!!!!!! they are big fans of INVASION! from planet C!!! they made this song inspired by INVASION!

Scott Johansson PIG'S!!!

scott sent me this via Mike, Just wanted to share my new Dewey Weber Pig. I think it turned out clean. I love the shape. Shea Weber is such a cool guy and was great to work with on having this board shaped. Jerry O'Keefe shaped it here in San Clemente, and John Cherry down in Oceanside made me the fin. I've had tons of boards and I haven't been this excited about a board in years. I also threw in a 7'6' PIG that i've ridden for years. Not bad for a garage board
Scott Johansson

NICE!!! thank you for the contribution Scott! It is always nice to see anything from John Cherry! I love the aesthetic on that weber! nice template on that red one!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011