Monday, October 31, 2016

HAWAIIAN SPIRIT


Like Rell Sunn, Kim Werner carries on the tradition.








Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

George Downing's Wooden Teak Fin

George Downing is credited with creating the first removable fin boxes. You can read how that came about by Clicking HERE. This fin goes to with a wooden balsa gun that was purchased by collector, John Mazza at SHACC's last California Gold Surf Auction. Here's the board's description: 1954 Hawaii’s soon-to-become legendary surfer/shaper George Downing built a handful of highly innovative surfboards, essentially creating the first modern big wave gun—and, in fact the design that virtually all modern boards are based on. Downing, who’s kept every surfboard he’s ever owned since 1951, still has the prototype pintail known as “Rocket”, making this version the only other one of the series known to exist. Hand-crafted entirely from balsa this 11’0”, commissioned in ’54 by local big wave rider Bob Muirhead (its sole owner), features Downing’s game-changing high-to-low rail, rolled-nose to flat-paneled bottom configuration, along with a teak wood, removable fin box—the very first of its kind. The board and fin will be featured in SHACC's exhibit, "Treasures" from the John Mazza Collection, from April 30 - June 30, 2016.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

ART EXHIBIT

HAPPENED JUST SOUTH OF WINDWARD AVE. ON MAIN STREET, VENICE CALIF.
The artist's left to right: Kevin Ancell, Bruce Reynolds and Todd Glaser on Kelly's left.

All art work is by Bruce except "Know before U Go" by RW







Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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 jet blue     







Below: Today, Tuesday @ Tres
First swell of the season

Sunday, October 2, 2016

DA CAT HANGS FIVE

CAT'S LOVE FISH
DORA THE CAT

Gary Linden