Key West SUP Build

First (and last) SUP build.


Introducing the Tarpon 11'5

Introducing the Tarpon 11’5

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I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story (or at least part of it). There are two pages of thumbnails…

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What im up to these days
Check out number three of the top ten


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Australia’s HWS & T2S Pioneers


Robert Ivers and Gary Miller of Tree to Sea Australia

I must say, it has been great to watch Robert and Gary build on and enhance the T2S philosophy.

Check out a recent article

Great work guys!

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Summer Build

Perhaps I was a little too hurricane optimistic. It’s been flat to small for weeks. Just enough time to build a summer small-wave board. Again, I’ll let the photos tell the story.

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Hurricane Preparedness

When the Caribbean begins hiccuping tropical lows, hurricane season is approaching. It’s good to be prepared. The quiver has dwindled lately so I figured it was time to expand the family. The S(h)ingle Fin is a good biggish-wave board.

I’ll let the pics tell the story.

New method for installing deck planks

New method for installing deck planks

Another view of deck planks

Another view of deck planks


Under clamp pressure

Glassing the deck

Glassing the deck

Fin Love by Gretchen

Lunar fin by Gretchen

Fin design by Gretchen Mills of Key West Yoga Sanctuary

Stern with Paulownia leash plug

Bottom finished

Bottom finished

To be continued after the first named storm…

Top Finished

Top finished

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Another Melbourne Workshop

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Wooden Surfboard Days Australia

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Sydney 1 HWS workshop update

Another great workshop and another batch of boards and buddies made. Here are some shots from the weekend, hopefully we’ll have some of these babies glassed, wet, and dropping in soon. Will keep you posted… For those on the Sydney workshop waitlist, we’ve not forgotten about you. Keep checking in as we’re arranging workshop number two.

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Oregon College of Arts and Crafts UPDATE

Sorry this took so long. But here’s a nice little sample of the scene. A great workshop. Thanks everybody!

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3-4 Day Workshop in Sydney, NSW


DATE: February 17th-19th, 2012

You know where this is
I took this photo myself  (with ScreenGrab off Wikipedia)

The Venue: TBD (But somewhere in the Southern Suburbs of Sydney)

The Host: Mick “Slatz” Slattery of Surf for Sanity or SFS (squared). SFS (squared) is all about the freedom that surfing gives you. It has been somewhat of a formula for 4 mates for over 15 years, where we could just jump in the car, strap some boards to the roof, $10 in our pockets and just wing it the whole way up the coast, surfing, skating, and sleeping under the stars. Check out his awesome blog here:

The Price: Total Workshop price is calculated as $400 + $50/foot

What’s included: One of Rich’s design templates, all the wood that you’ll need (sustainably harvested Paulownia and cedar), a rocker table, all tools (but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them), glues, and fasteners.

What’s NOT included: Food (bring your own or get locally), lodging (see above), fiber-glassing, & fins (I will advise on fins and fin placement and you may use excess wood for shaping fins, but fins are not technically included)

SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 participants so reserve your spot early by making a deposit using the PayPal button below. Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, fully refunded if we do. The balance (full payment) must be received 14 days prior to the workshop. There may be a minimum number threshold and in cases where the workshop is SOLD OUT there will be a reserve list.

3-4 Day Workshop Sydney, NSW
3-4 Day Workshop Sydney, NSW
Date:We are currently considering adding another workshop on a later date. Email rich at to get on the reserve list and I'll keep you posted.
Price: $50 (button makes deposit in USD only, balance due 14-days prior to workshop)

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