Incidentely, I ride a 7’4″ Liddle KP in all kinds of conditions and breaks. sure they’re made for clean-line points, but that doesn’t mean you wont have fun on even the most blown-out, non-point mess. i love my Liddle.
Mark Leary‘s epic four-years-in-the-making surfing photo essay book Salt + Wax is finally finished. Rather than subject his baby to the fickle publishing industry (and their laws of diminishing returns), Leary has decided to crowdsource the funds to publish the book independently. He’s looking for a few brave souls to pledge to buy his book in advance. We think it’s a great idea. more info here.
i’ve admired Ryan Lovelace‘s hull work via internet for what seems like years now. self-admittedly, I had never seen one of his boards up-close and personal until a few weeks ago on a quick pass through Thalia. What looks good in photos and a cobbled together view through the distorting prism of the internet, is substantially more impressive in person. The thing that really shocked me was how subtly different Lovelace’s take on the hull is. From volume and dimensions to curves and lines, his take on hulls is really his own and it shows. plus those matte tints? bananas.