Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays!

75 degree air temperatures, light-offshore and/or ultra glassy conditions, head-high NW swell - just another December "Winter" day here in San Diego (Americas Finest City). From Dennis, J.P. and Chris; Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Happy Holidays from the Murphy Shapes team!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Falling towards Winter

Very slow November here in San Diego. Here's hoping for a better late Fall wave cycle as we head towards Christmas.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Generation Next

Lauren and Johny.....Future Murphy riders in the making.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Walk the Walk

Toes compliments of Lucas Foster

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's a Dog's Life

"Livin in La Jolla and cruisin on my Murphy........hey you, give me a treat!"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Small Wave Cruiser

New 9'-6" Predator model for Chris Miller. Box Single-fin, 6oz./5oz. glass with gloss and polish finish. T-band stringer for added cool. 17-3/4" x 22-7/8" x 14-3/4" x 3" thick. Great board for small summer waves or small Wintertime point cruising.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

South of the Border

Sometimes you just need to take a break and get away for a few days. For those of us lucky enough to live here in San Diego, the Dirty Peninsula i.e. Baja Norte calls our name. A few of the Murphy Shapes extended (dysfunctional) family members recently returned from a quick 4-day hit and put their quiver of Murphy longboards to work on some fun, and damn cold, right-pointbreak.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Model Skyfall

Skyfall tri-fin going backside in LJ. photo: Goulding

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sky Fall

"Grey skies giving you the blues? If so, go get yourself a new surfboard from DENNIS MURPHY and ask for it by name SKY FALL"....J.P." photo: Goulding

Saturday, June 8, 2013

50th Anniversary: WindanSea Surf Club

The WindanSea Surf Club is celebrating their 5oth anniversary and commissioned a custom memorial longboard for this special occasion. This beauty is a 9'-6" cruiser modeled after some of Bear Mirandon's work from the 1960's. 16-1/4" x 22" x 12-3/4" loaded with Volan, custom stringers and a Bear inspired glass-on single fin. Thanks Bear! This baby may wind up in the California Surf Museum in Oceanside or may end up in one very lucky surfers hands.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Springtime Fun

San Diego style.... photo: Sangiolo

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Pink Pig

starring JP. photos: Lance Smith

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Murphy Shapes on the Podium

Congratulations to team rider Lucas Foster on his recent accomplishment! Lucas killed it in the WSA West Coast Championships last weekend. He came in 2nd in Under 18 and 3rd in Open Mens Longboard. It was held at Chruches and they were getting ten-second hang tens. Scoring 9.5's in a very exciting final.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Eaten by the Rock

photo: Goulding

Friday, April 12, 2013

Out of Hibernation

The Caveman has come out of his cave. Here's a nice afternoon speed run by J.P. Marengo shot a few weeks ago here in San Diego. Photo credit goes to Michael Sangiolo, local photographer who captures some great coastal and lifestyle images. You can check his work out at

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New mini Simmons'ish Fisher

This is a new quad-mini which I made for Nick a few months back. He LOVES this stick and just ordered another one for back-up so he won't have any down time! How cool to have such a stoked professional customer who knows what he wants. He's a great exec chef too. dm

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Winter in Mainland

A few of the Murphy Shapes extended family members (Chris "Cabrito" Miller, Jeff "Yeff" Werbelow and Tony "Tortuga" Kendall) returned from a recent trip south of the border - where they got some fun point break and beach break. Water temp 79. Air 85.