Shapes by Chris Christenson. Quiver and surf photo swiped from Facebook.
Nice Surfer Mag gallery of the Cortes Bank swell: clicky
Statement #1 from Greg Long regarding his near death experience, via Surfing Mag: clicky
Statement #2: clicky
Statement from Garret McNamara via Surfline: clicky
Surfline feature on the 12-21-12 “Apocalypse Swell”: clicky
Surfy Surfy Surf Shop in located in Leucadia, California, which is the north section of the city of Encinitas. When we launched this blog in 2005, part of our goal was to spread the word to the global internet surf community about our talented local shapers shaping and surfing in Encinitas.
Now that we are all connected by blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the term “local shaper” no longer means what it did 20 years ago. Now we all can order, shape and ship each other surfboads coast to coast and continent to continent.
That said, regional shapers are influenced by the communities in which they live and certain areas become hubs of surfboard building. Encinitas enjoys a long history of influential shapers and surfboard companies. This Surfline feature touches on a few long time local shapers and a few accepted transplants. Several shapers profiled are in regular rotation in the Surfy-verse.
Surfline Shaper’s Alley: Encinitas >>> clicky to visit
Volan glass deck patch.
Resin leash loop.
UPDATE: this board is SOLD, thanks!
*Russ Short is included in the Surfline.com feature about Ventura surfing: Breeding Grounds