The annual Sacred Craft surfboard show came to town last Saturday and Sunday. Here's a couple shots of boards that caught my eye:
Here's a cool looking Stretch bat tail quad that is somewhere around 9'6" in length. The bat tail quad is kind of a bread-and-butter shortboard shape for Stretch- here it is translated (and, pardon the pun, stretched) into a stand up shape. The thing looks fun- I wonder how Stretch's stand up boards are catching on up in Santa Cruz- I bet the boys at the Lane dig 'em.
Here's the tail end of that stand up board- a committed four finner... like I said, looks like fun!
Dave Daum's area- coming on strong with a whole line up of stand ups straight outta Cardiff.
These guys are making some of the hottest, short, stand ups on the water. The label is Plus One and this board is somewhere in the 8' range- sweet outline, this one's a ripper for sure.
Another shot of Plus One's short stand-o. I'm going to have to hook up a test ride on one of these sometime.
I haven't heard of these guys before so I don't know where they're from or what they're about (someone out there help me out) but the stand up they had tucked away looked clean.
Most striking to me was the shift in interest to smaller stand up boards. The first wave has come through, worn out their 12'ers and are demanding surfable stand up boards- from what I can see the shapers are up to the challenge. Can't wait for some of these boards to make it through my hands.