5′ 1-1/2″ x 22-1/2″ x 3″ handshaped by John Cherry for the Wounded Warriors surf camp, a group that takes war veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq surfing.
Mini-Simms/kneeboard/fish/boogie board and shortboard revolution influences.
Fins handmade by John Cherry.
John has been making crafty surfboards since the 70’s.
Bobby Donnelly is John’s shaping protege. Bobby is an E.O.D. tech in the military. He now has an artificial leg which makes surfing his traditional surfboards difficult.
Bobby’s new bionic limb.
Betty, Bobby and John at the Wounded Warriors Surf Camp in Del Mar, CA. Photo via Taped Off.
Resin tint by Gary Stuber. Glass job donated by Moonlight Glassing. Deck pad donated by King’s Paddle Sports.
More info about building this board on John Cherry’s blog.
NBC news clip about Wounded Warriors Surf Camp.
Some of you have seen this board before at the Sacred Craft surfboard expo. It’s John Cherry’s take on the mini-simms concept. John calls it the Simms21, as in 21st Century Simmons.
It’s a crafty little board. It doesn’t show in the photo but the deck has a slight low volume scooped step deck style nose. The bottom has double concave (for shredding), and of course, it features incredible wood fins handmade by Cherry himself. It’s got a snazzy resin leash loop. Yellow resin tint by Gary Stuber. It’s also got the old school Moon Frog logo, and that is the Factory 101 hand on there too. The Simms21 logo is a hand drawn pencil laminate by John. The polished gloss finish is icing on the cake.
5’10” length x 21 1/2″ width x 2 1/2″ thickness.
Handshaped back in June 2009 but never ridden. It’s for sale down at Surfy Surfy Surf Shop if you want to visit it in person.
*this board is SOLD, thanks!
John Cherry collaboration with his buddy Christopher Tomlin. This is Christopher’s first shape job and hopefully he will get to surf it a bunch before he is sent back to Iraq or Afghanistan.
(apologies for the grainy photos, the iPhone camera doesn’t do well in low light).
I was kicking myself for not having the camera the day this board was finished, so I’m stoked these photos have surfaced. 9’4″ x 23″ x 3″ John Cherry custom. Agave/ceder t-band and all kinds of other groovy stuff in there too. Word is it’s a rider and not a wallhanger. Yeah!