Monday, December 31, 2012

surf around the corner!!!

texas in the winter!
i like lichen.
bear's rock
winter time swimming hole.
violet's first popper.
check the video!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Takei's Take

Gene introduced me to this fine human being 15 years ago. Fact. This fella humbles me.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

get some.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

few pigs, falling into winter...

patrick sent me this via surfapig@live.comMike, It's Patrick (Capitola Dewey Weber Pig - 9/5/2009 post).  Hope you are doing well.  I stumbled across a roll of film my dad took of me surfing the Weber pig two winters ago south of Santa Cruz and wanted to share a couple photos.  Because of school I haven't been able to check the blog that often, but when I do it's a joy to learn about other people's experiences with the pig shape.
Hope you had a nice holiday, Patrick

andy sent me this the other day via surfapig@live.comWhat up Mike!? So I thought of you first when I picked this up the other day.  I picked it up off a fellow board builder here in Redondo.  He gave me a bit of info on it. Says his shop thinks it to be around 58' 59' because of the logo. There's one little section of delam on the stringer that should be an easy fix.  Also he already did some nose patching and tail patching.  The thing is solid, but it's ugly as sin.  Thinking I'm going to grind it down some and reglass it , keeping the logo in tact and also adding an inch bead of glass around that Fin. Some hodaddy drilled a hole in the fin somewhere down the line.  Anyway figured I'd send it off to you to see if any other piggers out there have any info on it and these old logos.   It's pretty identical to my "modern" Terry Martin Pig, but I know he didn't start with Hobie until the early - mid 60s?  Take care Mike! Andy

i was hoping john cherry or someone else might have some idea about this board. if anyone has any information about this board , please pass it my way! i'll get it to andy...cheers!! buddy Robby turned me onto the below christmas sweater:
i need it.

thanks patrick and andy for the contributions!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

get some.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

green pig

bruce outa queensland Australia sent me this via Hi Mike, I have been following your blog regularly since I read the Slide magazine article last year and can't get enough of it.  I have been really eager to get a heavy board with a D fin for a while now and Surf a Pig was the perfect tool to figure out the dimensions and all the rest with my local shaper/ glasser/ surf shop, Darren at the Surfboard Shed in Bundaberg. Here are some pics of what we came up with, it is 9'6 x 23' 1/2 x 3' 1/4. It has double 6 oz glass top and bottom in green resin tint and a glassed on true ames D fin. The wide point is well behind centre and it goes great. Very Happy! Thanks again for the blog and keep up the great work. Bruce, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

cheers Bruce!!!! looks unreal!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

omega hodge podge.

thinking cap on, getn rithmatics up! blasting a drawing of an aphid egg lay down my boy k.e. send me from texas. full spiral style!
chalk on chalk board, the shadows are moisture on the chalk board.
a human i met at the gas station... then introduced himself as JK and later came over to the lab and hung out and now i would consider a friend, had the following to say and show:

and below we have Sire. He is doing his best to be a greaser hipster.

below is an experience that will set you straight.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

going left!

i have a man crush on my boy dan. he is humbler than i, and shreds harder than i. not to mention... he sent me these pics of his recent exploits. good on ya mate!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

mega mega hodge podge!!!!!!!

thank you ZAP SURF SHOP TOKYO!!!!! so sick!!! ARIGATO!!!! just in time too!!! it's shit like this that humbles me beyond belief. so stoked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
below is my boy Reese's dad's SICK G&S. I had this at my booth at the show. he's asking $600 for it. email me if you are interested. i'll give you his contact.

michael sent me the below via a christenson log.

finally my buddy matt of sliders made this. so SICK!!!! good on ya matt! stoked to see it!!!

get some!!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

groundbreaking math video!

here it is, that which they say is impossible!...talent show records around the country destroyed! EVERY single last digit of pi, finally found and stated!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

couple o' feral pigs!!!

these feral pigs are ridiculous! the one with the panels is 10' and for sale!! contact Margaret at

the one below is 9'2" (sold!) ...these boards are so clean!! i was drooling on them at the show the other weekend!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

birth of a paipo!

mike sent me this via surfapig@live.comMike, Not sure if you remember me or not, but my son Michael  and I stopped by your booth at the Boardroom last weekend and were chatting about Paipos and my Del Cannon board.  Well attached are a couple photos of the Dextra Paipo that I picked up a while back and the Paipo that John Culqui and I did for the Board Art Benefit.  I used the Dextra as inspiration for the board and an old Glassic shortboard for the foam.  The board measures 3’-10-1/2” x 18-1/2” nose x 16-1/2” tail x 1-3/4”.  It has double 6 cloth with a sand polish and a 5-1/2” mini slant “D” fin.  We called it “The Republic Star”.  It was a ode to California. Here is a link to the board on the Board Art benefit site,  . It was great chatting with you and very cool of you to help me out with my Del questions, I really appreciate it.  I hope the rest of the show was good. Thanks again, Mike Schoen

thanks mike! super rad!

Friday, October 12, 2012

through the eye's of the archivist.

tom moss has the bing archive. he took  these photos. from last weekend.

daddy binging home the bacon! heard that!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

pig pen!

steve holgate sent me this via surfapig@live.comHey Mike, Had such a blast Saturday at the Sacred Craft Show. Nice catching you at your booth and chatting boards and hunting! I am sending you a shot of about half my quiver. The Velzy I found on Craigslist a few weeks ago is at the head of my "Pig Pen" group photo! You will find my 1960ish Yater attached I bought last month attached for your viewing pleasure! The guy I got the board from took a near perfect Yater and sanded the top before placing outside by some ivy. The roots grew through the glass and actually are on the foam creating the discoloration. Couple of days of sanding and polishing and she did clean up pretty nice. Aloha, Steve

stoked on that grip! it was great to catch up! what a great time this past weekend! cheers!! thanks for the email!