Friday, November 5, 2010

Surfboard Raffle and BBQ for Mark Bouvier 11/14

Last year, Mark and his girlfriend were hit from behind (or actually above) when someone failed to stop at a red light here in Huntington Beach. Mark suffered severe head trauma and was left paralyzed on his left side. Luckily, his girl and their unborn son were fine. All proceeds from this benefit will go towards Mark's long road to rehab.

Here's The Details:

On Sunday, November 14th from 2pm to 5pm, Aloha Glassing, Foam E-Z, Futures Fins, Lineup Surfboards, Shelter Surf Shop and Surfboards by Tim Stamps will be hosting a Hot Dog BBQ and Surfboard Raffle to raise proceeds for the Physical Rehabilitation of Accident Victim, Surfer, Friend and Father Mark Bouvier.

For More Info on Mark's Situation, please visit:

There will be two surfboards up for raffle as well as surf accessories and clothing from Futures Fins and Shelter Surf Shop. Advance raffle tickets will be available for purchase at Aloha Glassing, Foam E-Z and Shelter Surf Shop and at The Event. $20 for 5 Tickets pre-sale/on site or $5 for a meal and 1 ticket day of the event.

The public event will take place behind Aloha Glassing and Foam E-Z and will feature Live Music, Hot Dog BBQ and Raffle for great prizes and a great cause. There is plenty of street parking. Foam E-Z and Aloha Glassing will be open for business during the event.

This is a family friendly event. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Proudly presented by:
Aloha Glassing, Bettis Surfboards, Foam E-Z, Futures Fins, Line Up Surfboards, Shelter Surf Shop and Surfboards By Tim Stamps

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bears n' Country...

Last Week's glassing batch was a "natural" experience with Bears n' Country. We covered a spectrum of glassing options with boards shaped by Roger Hinds for his "Counntry Surfboards" label as well as the classic "Bear Surfboards" label under which Roger shapes.

Two classic labels under one set of hands..

Cappuccino colors in airbrush with a clean sand finish

Acid swirl resin tint (Grateful Dead Bear)

One mama bear, two cubs

Bells and whistles normally scare bears off.. but not in this case

True blue over a t-band stringer with resin tint, gloss and polish

Final Inspection by Roger and myself on the way out to the lineup..

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shaping The Future...

The Future is Now..

As you can see from this old Surf N Sport ad, performance was the game.. Thrusters, quads, and my favorite, twins..

Here's the classic performance twin that I have been shaping for over 30 years..

Backside 360 on a tools twinnie circa 80'

4 built for fun..

Classic twins are typically wider throughout, shorter, and use wider base keel. Modern twins have a pulled in nose, tighter tail and a taller, narrower base keel with a tad more rake. The idea on the modern twins is to keep the feel loose while opening up the possibility of approaching more waves and more angles..

I rode this board 24 years ago on my honeymoon at Honalua bay in solid 8' -10' surf.. 2.5 fins..

Friday, September 17, 2010

Squeaky Clean.. Now, Lets Build some Logs..

Here's a few shots from the fresh floors we put in the glassing room.. Nothing like clean paper to work over..

Look Down and see brown..

New work bench for toolin' around..

First Victims..

LETS GET BUSY! Lots of logs on order lately.. here is a peak at a few of some that came through this week:

Wedge Stringer Pin Tail for the Seal Beach Animal Rescue Charity Raffle this weekend.. Id Like to win this one myself!

Custom display board for Shaw Flooring with Custom Wood D-Fin and Triple Stringer.. The Owners are going to have a hard time keeping this one on the wall and out of the water..

Peder's Periwinkle Square Nose/ Square Tail Double End Mysto Log..

Friday, September 10, 2010

Full House

There's nothing like glassing fresh foam over newly re-done floors..

Time to take care of this weeks guests..

Makin' Soup

Cuttin' Cloth

Turnin' Sheets

Glossin' Em Up for the ol' Sand and Polish

Repeat the process next week!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Stock Boards For Sale - This week's "Alternative" Offering

Not many know this but we also have a retail showroom here at lineup where you can pick up a new stick or a shirt

This week, we have 2 new retro bonzer types in the five fin variety..This is one of my favorite "alternatives" to a modern short board..

6'3 x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2"Retro Bonzer" with all the bells an whistles.. Pink opaque resin pigment, glassed on side runners with the whole thing glossed and polished.. - SOLD

6'8 x 20 3/8 x 2 5/8 "Retro Bonzer" with 5 fin box and clear speed finish. Simple but built to handle the business of riding waves... FAST -$560

If you are interested in either of these boards or any of the others we may have available, send us an email or stop by the shop for a closer look!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tinted Glass for Tinted Foam

Mixing For Mino...

In the Process of laying down some bright inspiration for Mino Suzuki's Longboard Shapes

A Firey Combo of Red and Pink..

This Riddler-esqe Shape Bears the Riddler's Colors

Golden foam, Golden Tint..

Stringy Swirls On All...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Vintage Lineup - The Days of the Print Ad

Heres a few from back in the day before the internet's influence..

Eddie Flores and Myself back In the 80's. Note the old NSS brotherhood logo..

Myself, Rick Plescia, Mike Lytle and Howard Duck..

Breakout mag ad with one of mine next to an Eaton Bonzer (before bonzers were cool)

PT, Eddie Flores, Shaun Tompson and myself..

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Graham-y Winners

Here's the finished product for the project I am doing with Graham and his Shelter Surfboards.. These were shaped and glassed right here at lineup. Inspired by old concepts with some modern updates..

The "Hot Rod Egg" with betadyne tint, Pin Lines, Gloss and Polish.. Bottom has a single to double concave with slight vee out the back for release...

9'6 Pig Shape with Coke Bottle Green Tint, Gloss and Polish. This is a classic outline with a touch more nose rocker than you would normally see in this shape, a neutral foil and a slight concave under the nose..

This 7'6 time machine features the outline from a late 60's vee bottom yet the bottom has just enough vee off the tail to allow for release on turns.. this one has a gumby-esque full opaque tint..

Pack-em and Rack-em....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Life in Color - Lamination

Here's the boards I made for Shelter moving on into the glassing process. Shapes come to life. Just add color ( and water)