Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

testing the Ekstrom

an instrument finely tuned for a good day at Windansea...
Carl Ekstrom's asymetric fish.
we had a keel on the toe side rail
and a quad on the heel side...
three fins in all, but all on the rail.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

young skip

young skip takes the pony to right hooker.
shades of...midget?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ride the white pony

Mark Wolfinger rides the White Pony.
The Pony is a 4'11" Simmons/fish hybrid
shaped about a year and a half ago by Larry Mabile
in Joe Bauguess's absence...its a project board.
Fins by Geppie.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

the simster cometh...

Simmons built Bev Morgan a six foot board. He told Bev it would only work
as a dual fin. When Bev insisted on a single fin Simmons suggested
using dual fins with a trailing single fin. Bev refused, and the board
was a single fin, which didn't work. Here is our first stab at recreating
the board that might have been: the Simster. Shaped by Joe Bauguess,
fins by Larry Gephart.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


rolled thru local surfboard craft show with Timmy O'Rourke,
Chris's son. They were honoring Bill Caster. This was the
first time Tim had seen one of his dad's boards.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


dry offshores and Lucas meet in the shorie.
shorter days, longer barrels...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

big rock dude ranch

a few late waves at the rock today...
a place of significance in the history
of tube riding and board design.
for every pro that shows up here these days
with a film crew (JT etc etc etc) there are a dozen
local kids who shine brighter...two of whom,
Max and Marco, are deep in the guts of the
barrels shown here. hiding, as usual.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Stranger than Paradise

Dick & Jack, Lake Erie, NY, west swell, east wind.
Boards are ancestral echoes from Simmons's adze
...planing hulls work very well in fresh water.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

speeding and lonely....

somewhere in new york...
humble apologies to nysff.
5'1" bauguess dualie hullster
pics by franco