To my best amigo, Christian Wach. I can not believe you are 21 now. Life flies by when you're having fun. Thanks for all the good times and always being that friend I can count on.
"This is the night you're never going to forget". All you can eat sushi and all the drinks till you cant see, with a good set of friends, is what I call an A+ night. Thanks Laremo for driving us in the Streamline and Hannah for making a very delicious peanut butter chocolate cake (:
Captain Laremo (:
somehow this drink is called a muffdiver.... and you can't use your hands to take the shot?
After many hours of good fun, he couldn't help but to dance in the rain. His smile could be seen a mile away.
I highly recommend those who are turning 21, to make sure you shred the dance floor, hang with good people, eat ONO GRINDZ, have good times, have shots with limes.... and just do what you want. Make it a night that can never be forgotten. You only turn 21 once....
Just got back from Kauai and the only thing on my mind (because it's freezing, and flat, and cloudy, and crappy) was my surfboard. I have laminated both sides and the next steps need to be taken! Back to Canvas Surfboards factory to tackle yet another foreign task of surfboard building.
Mix, mix, mix, mix, mix, mix, mix, mix, mix and mix the catalyst in, pour that chee on, and get to brushing. A hot coat uses a different resin from lamination resin. Another name for it would be sanding resin. Dave (laminator... actually the best laminator for Canvas, Infinity, Nation surfboards, etc.) took me through some of the basic steps of hot coating and sure enough, with his words of wisdom, it came out better than I originally thought. My face lit up instantly. Another step towards the finish line and so excited.
is of the essence.... I am so sucked into the vibrations of this place I can't even make time for my computer. Kauai is full of energy..... good energy. So many beautiful things, flowers, women, water, waves, waterfalls, fruits, animals. I can't seem to pull my head in and realize there's more life than just the north shore of Kauai. It's almost a good thing. Actually, it's an amazing thing.
I could not believe the day when I finished shaping my board. I could not believe there was nothing left to do.... Not one thing. Somehow hours and hours of work just stopped... It was time for a huge step. Out of the shaping room and into the lamming room. But I didn't have a room... or racks... or lights... or....? really anything. I had a box full of resins, catalyst, tapes, squeeges, buckets, and sticks... but no where to glass it. My best friend Christian Wach opened his arms, and invited me to the Canvas Surfboards factory to let me finish my board. My board needs to be laminated, hot coated, sanded, polished and I have to opportunity to do all of this, in one location.This will be my first board to ever laminate and also my first board to have ever shaped. I remember when Maxx took me to Bashams to get my blank and supplies, all I could ask myself was.. what the heck are you getting yourself into?.... Before long, I found out it was a lot more sweat and work, then I ever originally thought hahah (: I have put countless, hard working hours into this board and somehow only got to finish the lamination as of today. Today was the birth of the very first, Nugget Chaser by Kameron Brown.
There are so many things to do wrong in making a surfboard. I have so much more respect for people in the surfboard crafting industry. Surfboard making is all about perfection. Anything and everything from shaping to taping to painting to everything, all requires a high level of perfection.
Here's a few memories of laminating my very surfboard. November 24, 2010....21 years old... and so freakin stoked.
I can't wait to get this thing in the water.. and get on tip. I'm still not sure wether to glass in a fin or just get a box? I am off to Kauai the 26th for 3 weeks and will finish her then. Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose. If you only do what you know you can do, you'll never do very much.