I just found this interview with the mellow artist and surf shop owner John Mollusk at All About Surf. I met John this weekend at his shop on 46th and Irving in San Francisco. John gave me some low down on Hulls, hobbit holes and no stinkeye. None.
The waves in this wall of corduroy weren’t very big, but they happened to be in one of the best Thai restaurants I’ve ever been in, called Osha. Can you say Green Tea Mojitos?
Stretch has a really wild take on why pros aren’t riding EPS boards:
“Those guys get so many boards for free, who can afford to give them epoxy boards? They’re really expensive to build. The materials are more expensive; the glue is almost twice as much. Plus, I can get a PU blank for 65 bucks and it costs me 110 dollars for an EPS. So if you’re a sponsor and your WCT guy wants 50 boards, do the math. You just spent an extra 15,000 dollars to use epoxy. So basically everyone builds those guys cheapo boards.”
From Transworld: Summer Surfboards Sales Update