Two Quad Fish fresh off the filet table.

Irish Fish Fry

Great to see the Fish Fry is kicking on all over the world. Keep it simple keep it pure.

Novosel Film Photos

Here are a few film shots that Keith Novoseltook while he was visiting. Beautiful photos of the shop.

The Alley this morning

A great day at The Alley, offshore winds coming down the valley -  got to love this time of year.
Shot by Lincoln as he cruised the coast this morning.

YouTube Gem

Here's a video that Nathan's friend stumbled across in the YouTube universe.

I'm 99.9% certain that the 1st and 6th waves are Nathan.

Great new movie The Present is about to tour Australia

Go to : and get all the deatils. A great movie that is sure to inspire you.

Great new movie The Present is about to tour Australia

Just click on the title above to link to the site for all the details...
This is a great new Thomas Campbell movie that is sure to inspire you.

Richard Harvey starts his new project

"Great to hear about the Wooden Surfboards get together as I have Just started another new project.

Have cut the 4 cedar stringers and centre balsa logs to the profile and have chambered them.

Glueing the 9 pieces together today. The cedar and glass fin has been made while the abalone and cedar logo is the next step. Will send more progress photos as it happens."  Richard

I will keep you all updated as Richard progresses with this board. Lots of people out there with projects on the go. If you have one you would like to share , just send some pics and info.

Try Nixon from Texas with his new Bonzer

Troy with his new 7ft Bonzer in Paulownia and Rewood. Nice job.


This Thursday! April 30th 7pm & 9 pm at The Terrace on Jame Island boi!!!!
Thomas Campbell - The Present! Be there or be square......YOU WILL WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!

This Saturday! May 2nd 8 am @ Folly Beach
Surfers Healing 5k run and 1/2 mile paddleboard race~

John Cherry and Terry Martin building a 10ft stringerless chambered balsa single fin nose rider.

John Cherry doing the chambering

Terry Martin, just eyeballing his handy work
Racked and ready to glass at Moonlight Glassing. 6oz both sides

" These photo’s start with the square  (heavy) lumber.  They show the processes of cutting and gluing rocker into the lumber, cutting out the rocker templates, the first glue up, with every other section spot-glued to take apart after the first shaping by Terry Martin, marking and cutting chambers and drilling out the rail sections on the drill press, the second and final glue-up after chambering and Terry doing the finish shaping.  Wood source: Tropical Exotic Hardwoods of Latin America "
"Templated blank before 1st shaping; 40lbs.  Blank after 1st shaping 33lbs.  
Finished board, after chambering, before glassing; just under 
17lbs. (Yes, really)"

Owner:  Francesco DiTommaso, Bari Italy.

Thanks to John and Terry for sharing these shots with us and showing the whole process. If you want a board like this these guys can build you one. Or maybe this has inspired you to have a go yourself.

Sacred Craft Preview

Just dropped off at the Handcrafted glass shop a few of the boards I'll be showing at the Sacred Craft show in Ventura next month. I decided to do a couple of classics with some wood. The top board will get pinlines before the gloss job. This 9'8" solid balsa is in the Pat Curren spirit of big wave guns that the early North Shore pioneers were riding. Also, I did a copy of the 6'10" Castor board that I did for the Shape-off at the last show. I'm really stoked on how this came out. It just might end up in my personal collection.

John Wegener interview from the Thalia Street blog

Just click her to view a great little piece I found on the Thalia surf blog with Jon Wegener. brother of Tom and the state side link in the family tree.

Wooden Surfboards of any kind...

As you know there were many great wooden fishes at this years fish fry and also at the AB3 in Oceanside. Wooden boards are becoming popular and there are some great builders of them out there. Danny Hess , Tom Wegener and plenty of good old boys as well. So I have decided to have a Wooden Surfboard Day , just like the Fish Fry. Non competitive , non commercial, old new , modern , vintage , any size any shape , just wooden. So if you have made one , own one or would like to try one then this is what it is all about. Come along and check it out.I have also filled the wooden board building class that Paul Jensen will be running at the Currumbin Eco Village. 10 guys will be building hollow wooden surfboards for the week leading up to the Sunday 9th August get together in the park at Currumbin Alley. Guys flights all over the world are cheap at the moment and its a great time of year with settled conditions and cool offshores at the Alley in winter. Think about it and if you want to see more check out my 


We're leaving on a flight in about two hours for Russia...Hope we don't run into this guy on the way to the beach.

Another one for Jack Ocean Sports, Japan. This one's a 9'2 nose rider. I like boards with a different look than the sea of boards with the same look. 


Sorry for the inconvenience...

Sea Walk in a Nutshell

Yazzy Photo


My name's Christian Wach, I'm 19 years old, and I'm from San Clemente, California. I just graduated high school in June of 2008 and I feel like my life has finally just started considering I felt like I should have been outta there a long time ago with all the traveling I've been doing. Basically, my life consists of surfing on all types of boards from longboards to shortboards, even wooden planks! I love going to new and remote places to surf and writing articles on my trips. I've been writing about these funny little adventures I've been experiencing and the instances that occur between people and I in other parts of the world. I've had five published writings in the last year in domestic and international magazines including my first and most prestegious in Surfer's Journal out of Southern California, two articles in a Japanese magazine called On The Board, One article in the UK in a magazine called Drift AND they ran my portrait on the cover, one article in a New Zealand magazine called Slide, and one in an Australian magazine called Australian

Life is really, really good at the moment. I've been really fortunate to do what I love to do on a regular basis instead of following the norm like most people in my peer group. For example, a buddy and I just went up to Northeastern Canada to go surf! It was my third time there so I pretty much knew what to expect, however, on my first trip there, I somehow got talked into going during the middle of winter by the photographer who lives there named Yazzy. Boy, was that a mistake. I got there and started thinking, "What did I sign up for?" haha I wasn't really expecting a blizzard right off the plane! I had to go surf in below freezing water too, but hey, it paid off and I ended up getting a six page spread in Surfer magazine about the trip, surfing in the snow!

I've never really been too into writing until recently, but my Mom was always a really talented writer.Her writings were so inspiring to me growing up. She loved to write songs and poems and all sorts of neat little writings, and maybe that's where I got somewhat of a love for it. I don't know. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2007 after taking her own life due to severe mental and physical depression. I figured I could take one of two roads in my life. It was either let her decision to do that affect, and ruin my life, or use it as a positive way to stay motivated and focused on what she would have loved to see me accomplish in my life. Which is in effect, professional surfing, traveling, writing, song writing, modeling, movie making, all these wonderful creative outlets God has blessed me with that I've been fortunate enough to build upon since. I give her credit for all of my success. She really was an amazing mother even despite the rocky road towards the end.

It wasn't until last February of 2007 that I became motivated to write articles when I got home and just wrote a little 800 word piece and sent it into Surfer's Journal. Sure enough, the surf industry's highest acclaimed magazine, found a home for it and published my first piece of writing, in their magazine along with a two page action shot of me. I was SO stoked! I consider that one of my biggest accomplishments thus far in my surfing career. That really encouraged me and gave me the confidence to go yah, I can do anything I want in this world as long as I do it well and to the best of my capability! You just don't know what's going to happen in this crazy thing called life do you? I'm also in a modeling agency out of Los Angeles, called Otto Models, I play guitar, sing and record songs, and I also do a lot of freelance artwork and design on Illustrator. I paint as well. You can check out my music on my music page, The recordings aren't spectacular because they have been done on GarageBand, but I have fun doing it anyways and maybe someday I will record them in-studio.

My father Lawrence, my older brother Steve, and little brother Carson are also huge inspirations to me. My Dad is so supportive of my career and he's into everything I'm into which keeps our relationship very close. It isn't surprising to him when I tell him I'm off to some exotic place. Heck, I don't even think he'd mind even if I were going to North Korea as long as I kept in contact and scored a life experience. I know our love for playing guitar, surfing, and design have all been influenced by him and I owe my success to him in everything I've accomplished. I love him very dearly and I look up to him in so many ways. I also owe a lot to my older brother Steve. Although he is my half brother, I consider him not only a brother, but also the biggest stimulation for most of the interests I've acquired today. Growing up he was always artistically savvy and also a great musician himself. He always rode single fins and wore beaver tails and listened to groovy music. I just always thought he was so fuckin' rad. Today Steve lives in Laguna Beach near Victoria which is an attractive area to raise a family, he has a beautiful wife and two lovely Children. I'm so proud of everything he has accomplished. On the other hand, my younger brother Carson is the radest brother I could ever ask for. It's funny how I look up to him in a lot of ways. We've always been really tight. He is so incredibly talented. Carson started out as an apprentice but after spreading his charm throughout the Hurley factory, he started working for Hurley doing webisodes as the "Youth Face of Hurley." It's a job they made specially for him and his best friend Blake. They put a smile on anyone's face because they're such funny characters. He also designs clothing patterns on Illustrator and sews his own jeans, boardshorts, and even bikinis for girls! Carson is also an amazing musician. He's in a killer band called Dead Beat or... something like that. He writes some of the best songs I've ever heard. A lot better than myself, but we Jam little shows here and there. It's fun. Life is fun! That's all there is to it, and if you're not having fun, you better start somewhere!

Christian Wach