Wednesday, November 14, 2012

***NEW BLOG***


See you there.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Finally got our blog back up and running again. Some low life infected it with a dirty bug that kept it down for a while. Post will be become regular again along with keeping our current stock list up to date. Thanks for your patience and keep checking back to see what we're up to.
Almond Surfboards & Design ad we ran in he latest sweet mag of Foam Symmetry.
Simon Patchett flying the flag for Almond in Oz on his 7'9" Cash-Yew model.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Canvas Surfboards//Christian Wach

We just put in our first small order with Christian Wach who's the guy behind Canvas Surfboards. If you don't know who Christian Wach is, Google his name. He's an amazing surfer and artist and has now put his name to a sweet surfboard label called Canvas Surfboards.
So so looking forward to seeing these boards when they arrive.
Pic by Hanah Norton:

Friday, April 13, 2012


Australia's Almond Surfboards team rider, Simon Patchett in Noosa this past Easter on his 9'6" Almond Surf Thump.

Monday, April 9, 2012

MINDS IN THE WATER east coast of Australia tour

Pro surfer Dave Rasta Rastovich went from an ocean minded admirer to an ocean activist when he embarked on a personal mission to help stop the worldwide commercial slaughter of dolphins and whales. While unsure at first, Dave quickly found his activist sea legs and helped build a core team of filmmakers, journalists, musicians, eco-pirates, celebrity surfers and even a professional mermaid to help spread the message. All this has been documented in the film, Minds In The Water.
Five years in the making, Minds In The Water is the story of one surfer’s international journey to help protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Through the charismatic journey of one person’s life, witness an adventure spanning the globe from Australia and the Galapagos to Tonga, Alaska and Japan. See first hand how one surfer’s quest to protect dolphins and whales has blossomed into a movement of like minds. The film captures a key moment in one person’s life when apathy is no longer an option.
The message of the film is two fold: The power of one individual to inspire people to take action and make a difference and if ocean minded people are to pass on a sustainable culture, then they must become responsible stewards of their coastal environment. Through Rasta's journey, we see one surfer’s quest to activate his community to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

         April 13th - Coolangatta, Gold Coast  "The Komune" (Dave Rastovich to present)
         April 15th - Sunshine Coast "Coolum Civic Center" (Dave Rastovich to present)
         April 17th - Brisbane @ TBA
        April 22nd - CoffsHarbour "Coffs Harbour Cinemas" (Dave Rastovich to present)
        April 26th - Newcastle TBA
        April 27th - Avoca "Avoca Beach Picture Theatre"
        April 29th - Sydney TBA
        May 3rd - Melbourne @ TBA
        May 4th - Torquay "Surf World Museum"
        May 6th - Sorrento "Peninsula Cinema"

9'5" Bing Pork Chop

If you want to surf a Pig you get one from the guys that have been building them since the 60's. Oceanstyle Longboards in West Oz have this amazing 9'5" Bing Pork Chop in stock. The Pork Chop has a little wider nose/middle and narrower in the tail than the Feral Pig and is supposed to be "easier" to ride than the Feral Pig.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

CDM-Foam Symmetry

Screen shot from Foam_Symmetry Instagram iPhone app of Chris Del Moro at The Pass earlier this April 2012. Keep an eye out for issue #3 for the article. Pic by Justin Bevan.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Bing Surfboards ad in Foam Symmetry Issue #2

Photographer Todd Glaser put this magic ad together for Bing Surfboards featuring the multi talented team rider Chris Del Moro and it's plastered on page 67 in issue #2 of Foam Symmetry. Such a high quality mag at a realistic price and it's now available at your local newsagents, on-line and by subscription. Thanks to all involved.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Used 9'6" Bing Elevator for sale

My mate Nico is selling his 9'6" Bing Elevator. If you're keen on getting your hands on it give him a call on 0420 765 420. I Always look forward to heading too Byron and catching up with Nico. Fun times.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lauren Hill

Love the colours, the pose and the attire in this shot of Bing team rider, dolphin lover and veggie grower, Lauren Hill. (Pic by Haley Welsh).

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Almond Surf Thump

We've got a couple of Almond Thumps on their way over. 1 for Mr Simon Patchett and the other will be @ Oceanstyle Longboards in West Oz.

Fancy resin work.

We just took delivery of this 9'6" Bing Elevator with some amazing resin work by the guys in CA. Sorry for the crappy quality pic, but I just had to post it to show it around.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ice beard

Brad Tunis is a dedicated member of the Great Lakes surfing community, clearly he doesn’t let a frozen beard get in the way of scoring this recent swell on his 7’2″ Bing Mini Simmons. Photo:Third Coast Surf

Monday, January 23, 2012

Almond handplans by Gully

We just got a few hand shaped Almond handplans by Gully. They don't last long so you'd better hurry.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back to Work

It's time to get back to the grid, well sort of. My wife and kids are still on holidays for a little while yet so I'm back part time for now. It's been a great break with some fun waves, spending time with family & friends and eating way too much.
Some exciting things are ahead for 2012 so keep your eyes peeled. GG.
Photos: Cam Oden

Saturday, December 31, 2011

East coast lights-up

We're coming to the end of the best week of surf I've had for at least the past 18 months thanks to Tropical Cyclone Grant that pushed some solid swell along the east coast of Australia.

On Tuesday the wind swung to the south west and the swell was rolling in from the north east. All you had to do was find a suitable southern corner and you'd find heaven.Tuesday started with 6ft+ sets rolling through and by Sunday, the first day of 2012 we had some of the best logging waves I've surfed in my home town of Lake Macquarie. Stoked. GG.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hello 2012

Just a quick thank you to everyone that supported us through 2011. We look forward to another fun year ahead. After meeting some great new friends during the year, we can't wait to see what 2012 brings us.
A magic finish to the year, with some fun waves, was given to us all on the east coast by Tropical Cyclone Grant. GG.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rocky ledge

A mate I surf with has another interest, photography. Here's a couple of snaps he took while in town a few weeks back. Don't ask me why but I've never surfed this rocky ledge, I guess that day will happen when it's ready.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Almond "Coffee-Break Commuter" Skateboards

Cameron Oden

The ultra talented Nathan Oldfield asked us to get him an Almond skatey, so we did. I also grabed a couple for stock. Deck hand shaped by Eric Maki in California, Carver C7 trucks, oak veneer ply wood with tinted stripe. Flat rocker 32" x 9" x .5"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bing Trimulux

Available as a square tail or a pintail, this model’s name says it all. This board can be ridden 2” smaller in length then most traditional single fins because of it’s relatively little rocker. Flat on the deck and the bottom with a slight blended concave, Matt keeps this model an 1/8” thinner than most of the Bing models while maintaining the board’s thickness to an eggy 50/50 rail. This gives the board extra glide and turning sensitivity as well as ample noseriding ability for it’s size. The surfer who chooses this model will get a whole lot of performance without a whole lot of board!

We've now got the Trimulux in stock in 9'2", 9'4" and 9'6". Looking forward to getting our 9'4" demo to share around.

Almond Cash-Yewwwww

The Cash-Yew is essentially a scaled-down Log Rhythm, that has been foiled into a flat, responsive midlength. Perfect for getting head dips on peaky, chest-high days. We gave the Cash-Yew some edge in the tail, so it pushes through cutbacks like a shorter board. The weight and flatter rocker make this thing a dream for getting into waves early and trimming around sections. A summer-time favorite of Dave.
Singlefin box comes standard.Recommended between 7'6 and 8'415.75 x 21 x 15 x 2 7/8

A 7'8" and a 7'11" now in stock at The Shop Next Door, Manly. Ph 02 99 77 55 69.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The new family/work wagon

Seemed to take forever too arrive but it's finally here. Still need to upgrade the suspension and a few small changes, otherwise it's all go. I was planning to have it as my daily driver but it's turned out to have a 383 stroked 350 small block, roller cam, etc, etc. Might need to buy shares in Caltex haha.

New ad in Foam Symmerty :)

Simon Perini has put together another fine ad for us once again. Check it out in volume 1, number 1 of FOAM SYMMERTY. The launch of the mag was held at The Sugarmill and it was a chance to catch up with some old friends and to meet plenty of new ones.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cyrus Sutton--The Surfer's Journal

Cyrus Sutton scored the cover of Surfers Jounral with this amazing shot from his Go-Pro that he had mounted on the end of a pole. This shot represents what logging is all about, tip time :) Well done Cy.

Redhead Beach, the last day of Spring 2011.

My mate Dave Chung has had 22 surfs this past month and this is the sunrise that greeted him this morning. Getting up early makes it worth while when you get to whitness colours like this and it's a bonus when the waves are on your side. It's a beautiful day outside.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The surf has been pretty ordinary this week so I've found a couple pics of local Bing team rider Jack Norton getting a few waves earlier in the year. The top snap was at Catho on his Bing Trimulux and the bottom one's at a reliable little bank that was hanging around Blackies this winter on his Bing Elevator.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Foam Symmerty Magazine Launch Party

Foam Symmetry Magazine Launch. Raen Sunnies & Art Park gear to give away. Gallery featuring the works of Dane Peterson, Duncan Macfarlane, Simon Perini & Matt Johnson.
The Koala Khronicles - a Film By Taylor Birdman Larison - making its Australian Debut.
You know its gonna be rad!
The Sugarmill Fine Surf Emporium
2/1329 Pittwater Rd,
Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia

Monday, November 14, 2011

Alove Clothing Movie

Found this little clip by California based clothing lable ALOVE. I enjoyed it so thought I'd share it with you all. Hope you enjoy it too.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bing Trimulux

Aussie Bing team rider Jack Norton has been riding his Trimulux the past couple of months and has given it the thumbs up. We've now got a 9'2" and a 9'6" on their way over.

From the Bing website:Available as a square tail or a pintail, this model’s name says it all. This board can be ridden 2” smaller in length then most traditional single fins because of it’s relatively little rocker. Flat on the deck and the bottom with a slight blended concave, Matt keeps this model an 1/8” thinner than most of the Bing models while maintaining the board’s thickness to an eggy 50/50 rail. This gives the board extra glide and turning sensitivity as well as ample noseriding ability for it’s size. The surfer who chooses this model will get a whole lot of performance without a whole lot of board!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Huon's custom Bing Elevator

Huon came around this morning and picked up his custom Elevator and he's pretty chuffed how it turned out. One for riding all sorts from alaias, hulls and anything else he can get under his feet and now a new log. Enjoy.

Monday, October 24, 2011

9'7" Cy's Aquatic Almond.

Dave and the guys at Almond have built us another board for OZ, a 9'7" Cy's Aquatic Almond. All the Cy models have sold before they've landed here so if you're interested you'd better put your name on it.
As seen in the film “Stoked and Broke” This is the board we developed with Cyrus Sutton for surfing Cardiff Reef. The outline is extra wide for stability and planning through sections. This pintail has a slightly tucked rail for lively turns. Step in the deck to keep it lean and mean on the nose.
Singlefin box or glass-on “Pin” fin by Gully comes standard.
Recommended between 9’2 and 9’8 18.75 x 23.5 x 16.5 x 3

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Deus Surf Swap Meet #5

When: Saturday, October 29 · 10:00am - 5:00pm Where: Deus Ex Machina Motorcycles, 98 - 104 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown, Sydney NSW 2050 Australia.
The Deus gathering of the salted is on again. A coming together of purveyors of surf culture at Deus Ex Machina, Camperdown. The details are still rolling in, but we've already got a whopping list of stalls and mongers. Marty Worthington has just been confirmed for live custom surfboard sprays, Teal Nippard will be wittling his famed wooden alaias, live airbrushing by Tony Airspeed, Andrew from Grown will be showing off his hand crafted timber surfboards and Graeme from Bing Surfboards will have all his latest foam mowers on show. Plus Jeff's collection of surf memorabilia and vintage bric-a-brac, Dan's retro surf wears, Mex's surf art, posters and groovy gear plus much, much more.
The Deus Wall Of Joy returns with pre 1990's boards up for swap or sale, bring your own sticks you want to flog - we'll barter for you while you browse.
Gold coin entry goes directly to Surfaid, helping to rebuild and support coastal communities world wide.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

7'6" Almond Joy & 7'8" Almond Cash-Yewwww

7'6" Almond Joy and a 7'8" Almond Cash-Yew heading down under. The Shop Next Door (formally Six Ounce) will have the 7'8" Cash-Yew and a 7'11" in store when they arrive.