Cool news for myself as a shaper, and amazing news for team rider Chance Gaul! I was stoked to see Chance on the cover of our local newspaper, The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, boosting an air in front of Dagwood. It is amazing to whatch Chance ripping on his Grape Gold Digger (EPS/Epoxy 5'5" x 18" x 2 1/16" ). I designed the Gold Digger to fit the void between a board for smaller waves, and a shortboard for bigger ones. California does have a few perfect golden wave days, but most of the time you need to dig-in yourself and make the magic happen. Compared to our Secret Agent, which is our perfect day shortboard, the Gold Digger has a slightly wider tail block for more lift, along with a slightly shorter, wider, curvier outline for tighter turns in the medium-sized pockets.
Ace Conlon skimboarding the iconic Bondi beach! One of theh most famous beaches in the world. This is the shot that made the 2nd page of the paper that day. Yew!
Although many dislike us Floridians on their territory, Brandon Rolland has definitely made it clear that he brings only good vibes. Check out the amazing support through photography he's gotten ever since his big move out to the west coast.
Congratulations to Grape team rider ET Baker on his 1st Place Win in the Masters Division at Zap's Boardwalk Blow- Up this past weekend.
You're a superstar, dude! We are so blessed to have you as a part of our family.
All Photo Credits go to Don Leach.
Board Specs: [5'10" x 19 1/16" x 2 5/16" EPS/Epoxy]
Bill 'Beaker' Bryan has been shredding over on Oahu for the past couple of months. He spends most of his time skimming the overhead perfection of Makaha by himself. If you are not scared of the territorial locals, Beaker leaves lots of 80-degree watered barrels for the sand crabs.... he can't skim every wave, and the locals are surfing.
Get on a plane and skim perfection with one other person- who happens to be a world champ of many accounts. It's only fair of us to warn you, however- Makaha is very localized. It would help if you are Hawaiian!
Steven Chew, aka Sli Dawg, surfing "Resturants" on the island of Tavarua, Fiji.
Hit the beach for Laguna's random off-season warm day & mini south swell.
Here are some photos of Brooks Street- Empty and pebble-free!.
Here are some pics of this spectacular #custom #CloudJumper #Surfboard Paul Wade made for Laguna Beach local legend Steven Chew.
Paul, Krystan, and Bill all worked together to make this beautiful board, finished today- Halloween!
And it was just in time for Bill's flight to Hawaii.
Have a blast, Bill and family!
We wish you the best.
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