Saturday, December 27, 2014

sneak peak

7 foot egg and eps fishy boards getting shaped for the spring season!

Monday, December 22, 2014

yes please

ive said it before and i will says it again there is nothing quite like a shiny new single fin!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

ts are back!

dana is printing up some grasshopper t's wootwoot! LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT ONE!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

bring it on winter!

5 mil hooded i will be sweating when everyone else is shivering - cant wait! to make it even better rachel said that i look like a ninja - epic! thanks mckevlins!

Friday, December 12, 2014

eps feeshis

i am gearing up to make some springtime boards for my friends at mckevlins surf shop and the surf station. here are 3 fishies that i have been having fun drawing up

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

shaping toad

this guy loves the shaping dust pile - he is taking custom orders if anyone is interested....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1st shape

came across this photo riding my first shape at folly beach! hurricane jose '99

Friday, November 21, 2014

Favorite 5'10

here is a story about an old favorite board. a 5'10 - my first 4 fin that was not a fish. inspired by nathan fletcher riding a stretch 4 fin in tahiti circa 2005. i was sanding boards in hawaii and got a hold of a blank that one of the machines went haywire on for free- filled in a huge groove with a railbone and gorilla glue and went to town to get this. i had no logos at the time so i was spraying designs. the bamboo spray to cover the filled groove came out really cool. i fell in love with it after a few surfs and kept finding myself riding it in waves kind of hairy to be riding a 5'10 (i am not bob slater after all). wound up getting some of the best barrels of the winter (and my life) on this board. i had my first kitesurfing sessions on this board. i based my first hotwire rocker template on this board. it has caught waves in hawaii, charleston, obx, and the caribbean! i made a lot of boards trying to replicate the magic of this one for others. pulled it down from the rafters tonight to check out - may be time to make a new one.....

Thursday, November 13, 2014


WE ARE ALL SMALLER THAN THE SEA and bigger than ourselves when we ride the waves. - DOC PASKOWITZ

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

log review

 I really dig the ride of this board, feels great under my paws. Turns effortlessly and nose rides like I wouldn't believe.  I mean, really...I was so unsure about riding the nose of this thing...but I got the best nose ride of my life on this trip.Thank you so much for putting love into that board.  It was felt.  I hope you're doing well.  Waves this weekend, maybe we'll see yuh.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

gonzalo in the obx!

empty cobra
brave soul could not tame the beast
sc bros are STOKED
1 of  my 752 failed backside barrel attempts
all pics by rutledge godley!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Its time to sell (sad but true)

giving the grasshopper crew a chance at this one before it goes to craigslist. i have caught a lot of fish and been on many memorable sandbar surf explorations and spent countless hours wakeboarding with this gem of a hard for me to let it go....1992 high tide 16ft with a 2002 johnson 50 hp two-stroke. asking $1500. motor starts right up and runs but is on the way out. perfect for someone with a motor that needs a boat or someone who wants a motor re-build project (comes with brand new fuel pump,power pack / coil / wires and rebuilt carbs) .....give me a call if you are interested 843-327-9383 (also call me if you have a motor you want to sell for a reasonable price and I may be able to keep it in the family....)


Monday, September 22, 2014


Foster riding a cloud with his hopper log on points very far north of Folly Beach!
thanks for the pic Lilla Folsom!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Folly Beach Fish

My buddy Ellison of Thomas Bros stopped by last night and we put some finishing touches on this smooth little fishy he was working on. Looking good E! is ellison surfing on it - looks like it goes pretty good - nice shot justin!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Coconut Joe!!!! speeding down the line of a nice little Oregon wave on a hopper!
check out his photo blog here joes blog

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

more fun from the backyard

5'4 split tail laminated

Monday, August 25, 2014

Two Feet and Classy Teaser from NESKA! Productions on Vimeo.
cool - a SC log movie. it has foster in it too - what a legend! can you spot the hopper?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

couple freshly screened shapes

6'3 x 18-3/4 x 2-1/2 clean lines step-up
 9'3 rhett boyd shaka slayer special

Saturday, August 23, 2014

oh snap

early labor day swell on the way???!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

the working man

willyT pre-work bertha shred on his trusty hopper!
sick shot justin @ follyhood!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

what is that!

mini 5'4 with split tail under back foot!

Sunday, August 10, 2014


new barrel slayer for lee and log for kate. plus a bunch of eps for all kinds of sleds! thank you Trevor and Jamie and Surf Source!!!