Monday, January 3, 2011

Pigs at the trough: Stu Kenson Pleasure Pigs tearing into it... sue-eeee!

Undoubtedly, these boards have drawn more attention than any other surfboard down here this winter. They're chunky, they're thick, they're short... and they're lightning fast. Check out the Pleasure Pig: 

P-Mac, gouging on his 5'8" Pleasure Pig. Stu Kenson has been making these things for the past year or so and they're ugly- but super fun. The boards have tons of width and buoyancy- they paddle really well and catch waves easily. Take an iffy surf day and unleash a Pig... you'll be stoked.
 We've got two of these nasty little beasts with us. P-mac's pig is a bit smaller than mine (my puerco comes in at 6'6) but both serve the same purpose; turn a mushy wave into a playground. The pig puts you in hog heaven.

Pilgy catching and releasing on my Pig...
A couple of local guys have come up to us wondering what the hell we were surfing. We put them on the pig and they were stoked. Other surfers were freaking out about how easy it was for us to glide into just about any little bump out there. The boards are so wide, light (they're made from super buoyant eps foam) and floaty that you can muscle yourself into even the tiniest little wave coming through.

P-Mac and his Pig... is there any more rail left to bury?
By the way, this is P-Mac...
A man and his Pig.
Deacon on my 6'6 Pig... this is the "community Pig"... Pilgy won't give it back... he loves the Pig. Check out how small this wave is... Pig's like to run... we love Pig.

5 comments:

Laura said...

Hey John how much longer you going to be down there?? Cat and I leave on the 10th and will be there for about a week, will you still be around?? - Kristy

John Ashley said...

Hi Kristy- darn it- we'll be back by then, would've been fun to surf with you two. Russel's got a killer jug of homemade tequila... cuidado!

patrick said...

Go ugly early, thanks Stu

patrick said...

Go ugly early

John Ashley said...

p-mac? it's all wood!