Thursday, June 28, 2012

david, grant and rob sent some boards!

david sent me the this via

Included are a couple photos of an old pig i bought for 100 bucks, shaper unknown.  Thanks, man.

David Sikorski

grant newby sent me this via

Hi Mike,

 I hope you have a great Luau today and look forward to your report. Just wanted to share a board I shaped and delivered today. A 10ft 6" x 24" x 3 1/2" -  "Alley Slider" for Paul Chapman at Currumbin Alley here on the Gold Coast. Long concave from the nose through to the wide point then a nice roll through the tail with a flip. A custom Hatchet foiled by Wizz in Byron Bay and a great glass job and custom art spray by Peter Mo here on the Gold Coast. Paul was pretty happy with the outcome and looking forward to sliding a few at the Alley. We won't miss him.

Rob Royal sent me the following via

here's the full spread... some real cool shit going on with these boards...

the makaha ones are actually in numerical sequence, and I think 6" difference in length. The rails are bladed, and the pinch leads to a point in the apex. And how rad is that fin?!

The O'Neill is your run of the mill for the era, with full dough nut round rails, and is unfortunately opaque paneled, so there's no visible marking anywhere. Looks narrow though, and is probably still a barrel of monkeys to ride.

Anyway, thought you'd get a kick out this, as I did.

Thanks again for such a great event, and hope to catch up for a surf sometime soon,

thank you all for the contributions! those boards look great!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

pork chop for breakfast!

been having a GREAT time on this new pork chop. 9'9". fast, stable to walk on, fantastic nose rides, easy turing!

if you have an iphone, or an android phone... check out surfapig on instagram, i've been uploading pictures there as i get them.
below is the fin shot.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

luau recap!!!!

Bing face book has some pictures from yesterday here:
the photos below were taken by glen sakamoto. thank you glen and thank you Margaret (at Bing Surfboards)!
that gnoll was a trip. super heavy.

me shuffling boards!

Gene and Rob Royal and Ken.

Gene and I.

my boy jason arnold out the back, and a hoof in the front.

jason bringing up ye old 2680.


dawn patrol and I


Rob and Carmen, Bj and I
Reese, Kameron, and I

Bj was super rad!

Kameron, twinkle toes, and Rosie

Gnar Gnar and Casanova
anyone seen a pig?

hilbers, casanova, and KP. it was so nice to hang out with everyone!

little al and dawnpatrol

all surfing photos shot by Ken Samuels 
Gnar Gnar, Casanova, and Johnny...doing it right!! 

Jason was giving the flow trough a go. 

johnny trimmed out! 

Kameron killing it! 

Gene owning it! 

the below pictures were shot by johnny g! 
variable heights on the pig.

makes you want to go veggie ehh?

did i mention going veggie?      ...NEVER! that shit looks horrid at this point...but the taco was golden!

i was documenting the encampment, johnny was documenting me documenting.

sawing rib bones. butterflying a pig.
pork chop!

bottom of the pork chop.

the camp.


big boss chef. the man of the weekend.

jjohnny and hilbers.

lla familia.

casanova and gnar gnar

what is chef drinking? and what is he drinking out of?

get my paipo on!!!
chewin on some cheek!

i call it dirt foot, he calls it alabama grocery toe.

left overs?

bout to skee-dat-tle.

thank you so much for every one that could make it to this year's luau!!!! it was an amazing day. i surfed 3 times, on 4 different boards. the surf wasn't perfect at times, but it was still super fun. my good buddy tom did so well with the food. so stoked!!!! i'll post up more pictures here when i receive them.