Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ross's Herd.

Ross sent me this via
Hi Mike,

Happy Spring amigo!  I finally have carved out some time to spend a weekend at home so, with today's glorious weather blazing up the backyard, it seemed obvious to put together a quick quiver photo shoot.  Seeing as you reign as eminent pig pontificator, it figured it would only be proper to send along some snaps of the swine.

The collection consists of:

1. 1958 (?) Velzy Jacobs balsa pig, 9'9". Formerly a member of the Surf A Pig family.  Restoration by John Cherry.

2. Early 1960s Gordie pig, 10'.  3/4" redwood stringer, redwood fin, wood tailblock.

3. Early 1960s Hobie pig, 9'10". 1.5" balsa/redwood t-band stringer, multi-laminate checkerboard wood fin, wood tailblock.

4. 2012 Jim Allen pig, 10'.  1/2 inch balsa stringer, classic weight foam, balsa/cedar fin by Yancy Toland/me.  Glassing by Studio 609, Ventura.

Though seemingly redundant, each of these boards checks a unique box in my quest for the perfect pig and adds yet another chapter to my crew's quirky and idiosyncratic design library.  If only we had enough waves to do them all justice!

Be sure to let me know if you ever plan on heading up to point break country--I'd love to catch up over a burger and a beer.  Vaya con dios, compadre.

Go For It,


here's some shots from the Jim Allen board's construction process:

so stoked to get posts like this. it really is what this site is all about. Ross is humble and rad. one of the raddest dudes i know!!!!! stoked he has the velzy/jacobs.


  1. That herd is off the planet!!! jealous!!

  2. I removed that last comment due to mis-spelling. Hope to see the herd in person at some point.