No, my birthday wasn’t recent, it was in September, but I just got my present.  A new surfboard.  It took about 2 months from the time I ordered the blank to have it shaped and glassed.  I am not one to ride just either short boards or longboards, I love to ride all kinds of boards.  I knew exactly what I wanted shaped, so I asked local shaper, Chuck Andrus, to carve out the blank and had Ed Surfoss glass it.  I had Chuck put a step in the tail and deck, spoon out the nose and keep just a little “rocker.” I was trying to re-create a board circa 1969. The picture below is of Ed glassing the bottom of the board with a brick red tint.  It took me awhile, but I found the fabric in-lay at Kaimuki Dry Good’s in town for the deck patch, and had Ed outline everything with white pinlines.  I took this board out last week and loved it.  Thanks Patria.

Stay tuned for pictures from my trip to the Big Island with Halau Nalu. 



  1. happy birthday, cruiser…wow, NICE board! Hope you get tons of great waves and good times on it….

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