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  1. Driftwood

    Favorite 60’s

    They vary a bit, but great rocker, moderately pinched rails that are really functional, not too much belly so still fast... and of course lighter. I've ridden one in various San Diego conditions and spots, and really liked it!
  2. Driftwood

    Favorite 60’s

    The Hansen Superlight is one of the best of the period... My brother's 9'6" is about as nice a riding board in that style as I've ever seen.
  3. Driftwood

    Favorite 60’s

    I'm a bit counter-current on this. While I appreciate a nice Hansen Superlight or a Bing Lightweight as much as the next guy or gal, I often find myself then seeking to get as much performance as I can out of the board, which brings me closer to some of my modern boards that are better...
  4. Driftwood

    Glider length?

    Your choice makes perfect sense for what you're looking for. Terms like "beach breaks" or "points" can be really relative... where I live, within 200km it's all beachbreaks but those can range from mellow long rides from the outside peaks through the reforms to the beach, to hollow suckers that...
  5. Driftwood

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    Small but offshore and perfectly lined up little peelers. Great day to surf the balsa pig - what a blast in these conditions! With France on a 10km radius lockdown, crowds were non-existant. I surfed a little peak that concentrated the swell, rights and lefts, mostly by myself for two hours and...
  6. Driftwood

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    Not to worry, it's back to small and windblown today. Glad to be of help.
  7. Driftwood

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    One that got away... Couldn't find a way to make it work to get out today. But am stoked for the couple of friends who could...
  8. Driftwood

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    Been good all week, and today was no exception. We're going back into a 4-week lockdown and I made a ton of last-minute changes to open up the afternoon. Found a really fun peaky section of beach with clean conditions, offshores, just myself and two friends for most of the session. Shoulder...
  9. Driftwood

    Dream Additions

    That's a beautiful board, but I am thinking the HP and... I really need to go custom on this one! Waited too long and this is a board that I'd love to get just right.
  10. Driftwood

    Dream Additions

    HPNR by Jim... been on my dream list for years.
  11. Driftwood

    What board have you got coming..?

    Sweet choice!
  12. Driftwood

    What board have you got coming..?

    Where I surf, heavier boards just don't make much sense. So most of my personals are EPS or PU/epoxy, which allows for glass schedules like yours. Love a crisp PU shape with epoxy lay-ups! S is killer and well worth a few additional bucks as well.
  13. Driftwood

    What board have you got coming..?

    Thanks! I'll post shots and a ride report in the near future! The idea was a lighter glider (most of our spots require walking over extended dunes... not quite Cap St. Francis in Endless Summer but you don't want to be carrying a really heavy boad!) for beachbreaks primarily. Should be fun.
  14. Driftwood

    What board have you got coming..?

    This one's in the works... shaped but still waiting for glass. This one's a collaboration with my good friend Guilhem Rainfray at Guethary Surfboards. EPS-Epoxy build, single to double concaves with an extended vee. She'll be a touch wider wtih the three stringers that we ended up with. My...
  15. Driftwood

    Who has Surf Travel plans coming up?

    Lacanau is working this year, but there are better and less crowded options not too far.... Send me a PM when you're heading this way! The last three weeks have had some great windows.
  16. Driftwood

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    Nearly a repeat of Monday's session. Nearly 70 outside, shoulder high, same left sand point on a low tide... offshore and then slightly sideshore to finish up the session. Only three of us out for nearly the entire three hours. So many waves with just a couple of friends. Life is good!
  17. Driftwood

    How was your surf today?....share your stoke!

    Beautiful session yesterday. Just got stitches out of my shoulder just in time for it. I had planned to go today, but then everything seemed like it was coming together so I switched my work schedule and surfed instead. High sixties/low seventies which is crazy for February here, gorgeous day...
  18. Driftwood

    My Second Bone Marrow Transplant

    Take care of yourself, Howard. Best wishes.
  19. Driftwood

    **Sold** Testing the waters 8’6 Swallow Tail Quad

    I saw this earlier on CL and thought it was a beauty. Really like the whole package and at 6'4" 195 it looks like it would be a blast.
  20. Driftwood

    DONE

    Geez, I hesitated, but I'll bite. Based on my own, limited, experience. The surf "industry" is a vast place, and there are many ways to fit into it. If you want to work with your hands, start by doing ding repair and get good at it. This is so much easier now than it was when the Ding Repair...




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