Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Groms New XMas Murphy

This young fella scored quite possibly the best Christmas present that one could receive. A brand new surfboard. I can only imagine how excited he must have been. His name is Curran Brooker, son of Mikey Brooker - long time Murphy friend. Here's a quick excerpt from pops:

"Well as predicted the grommet got a Christmas present he'll never forget! To say he was stoked is the understatement of the year! He told every person he walked by while we were out walking the dog "Hey I got a new surfboard!"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays

Hope you all have a nice Holiday season and are able to get some slides - like our friend Adrian Felix - seen here - setting his edge on his trusty Murphy round-pin Tri.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

get your Whomp! on

Or "Survival of the Stupidest"
Our pal, and director of the thought provoking film Manufacturing Stoke, Pierce Michael Kavanagh PMK knows how to whomp. Big time. An incredible body surfer, PMK can be found at the beaches around the Crown Jewel doing his thing. It's quite impressive. Even for us who have been in and around the ocean our entire lives. Tourists gawk and gasp, locals cheer and scardyyyy cats run for cover.

photos: Mark Bromley

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fall into Winter

with a new California Gun.
Here's JP on his 7'-11" Cali Gun in SD.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

another Southwind

9'-2" Southwind model custom made for Mike Mester of Encinitas.
Good all around board that also works well in slightly larger bombs.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


We have been working and playing with our new pal Andrew Smith, surfer from Wales (across the Pond) and founder of SBT (Surf-Board Tracker). He has come up with a great idea that helps shapers efficiently manage their orders and helps surfers protect their surfboards. It's an anti-theft device along with so much more. Check it out at http://www.surfboard-tracker.com
While he was here in San Diego, he got to attend the Sacred Craft festival and pick up his new 9'-4" Predator. I have a hunch that he enjoyed this past trip here to SoCal.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Japers, Rocktober at the Crown Jewel.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

September Sessions

JP and Aaron Goulding teamed up for this nice shot on the last swell.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Dusty Peninsula

This is my old buddy ,Greg Spaniol in deep Baja. It almost looks like Scorp, but I think it's better. Pete Enyeart shot these earlier in the month of Sept. Greg grew up surfing the right-handers @ the Shores and still has that charge built in. I hope that all my friends can do this after they retire!! wave-on dm out

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Tri

Chris lives in Northern Cal and surfs the Lane. He has a great little girl named Ashley. We placed her name next to his on his new ride. Please let all our friends know that we can deliver custom boards up north one at a time - or by the dozen up the coast for as little as $35 usd's with the help of Leon Fitchat and his custom trailer. He travels most weeks and is very dependable.
Thanks for the order Mr. Roth!

Monday, September 26, 2011

You Wish Today was like This

Some days it all comes together. Wind, texture, sun, tide and swell.
JP and M Sangiolo on the same page at the same time.
All and all, about as good as it gets here this summer.
Sequence below. *enjoy.

8'-6" California Gun

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Snap Crackle Pop

September 2011
Sangiolo = photo

Sunday, September 18, 2011

They say -

to keep moving forward and don't look back.....
well, maybe you should take a look back over your shoulder every once in a while...and enjoy the view.
September 2011
photo: Sangiolo
* i think this is an insane photo! cm

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the Predator

We needed a traditional pintail a while back, so the Predator was enlisted. The original model hangs in my barn. It is a traditional shape with a “soft” bottom and up-rails in the tail. It worked great. It’s a noserider, but was a bit slow for the guy who rides a progressive nine footer. The next generation Predator got lower rails and a hard edge in the tail – wow, what a difference. That speeds up the game to match play and can keep up with any beachbreak or pointbreak. I’m 5’-10” and 165 lbs., so mine is 2-3/4” thick. You can thicken as needed. dm

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mini Pig

Check out the Mini Pig: Oink..............

These shots are of the mini-pig for Jeff Cleator.
7'8"--16-3/4"N x 21-1/2"DC x15-1/2"T x 2-3/4"thick

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Last Week

someone, somewhere, summertime. south swell, sackin up, san diego.
surfer: JP Marengo
photo: Lance Smith

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Orange 6'-8"

This is Dave Berman's new ride. This stick is what I came up with when Dave mentioned that he was interested in one of those minis with two fins glued on the tailblock. I asked him if he had tried one. Naturally his response was "not really". This is a great example of Alex Villalobos' work in the laminating arena. He is smokin' hot with abstracts and swirls. We're so lucky to have him with Diamond Glassing. Dave waxed-up his new 6'8" winger and proceeded to out-paddle the Janitors @ Cardiff for ankle slappers. Great testimony from a guy who regularly rides a 7'10". dm out for now

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Broken in New Zealand

Cool story from New Zealand:
Hi: i have a board that my father gave me that started me surfing. he bought it at Opua Marina from an American couple who had brought it out to New Zealand on there yacht. It's 9ft with OFishl sidebites. Had a lot of dings about 30 from bounching around at sea for a few years plus a few delams - not the prettyest repairs but water tight. Its been a bit over a year hours of fun and sadly it has cracked the glass rail to rail underneath and prob a third on top (ended a great overhead offshore session).I think will prob have a go at fixing it. Any how just thought you might like to know the boards are being enjoyed all the way down here. I have a couple of pics of the thanks, Tommy

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mikey Likes It

M. Brooker in action here in SD. He's giving us great reviews on his Enzo model, shown here, anticipating the fruits of summer righthanders.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Leucadia Boys Get New Toys

A couple of our Leucadian posse ordered up some new boards.
Corey Messer with his new 9'-2".

Rodney "Rodrigo" and his new 8'-10".

They both designed their own artwork on these boards and rumor has it that both of these boards work unreal.

Monday, August 15, 2011


9'-8" Cal Classic with custom tail block and volan patches.

Friday, August 12, 2011


photo: Slavin

Monday, August 8, 2011

Future Fun

If you like Outrigger canoes or any other water pursuit, check out this event that is coming up. It's a new Outrigger Club here in San Diego. Check out their website that is listed below in the flyer for all the information. Looks like a good group of folks with a solid cause.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Monica Stylin & Smilin

Team rider Monica DeLeon doing her thing with style and grace in LJ.
photo: Slavin

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Vengeance....Is Mine."

JP summer-stylin' on his new model.
photo: Slavin