So the surf is flat or it’s just plain ugly and onshore and you are looking for a project for the weekend? Why not make a surfboard? Ok we’re not going to kid you, unless you are a master shaper and glasser you are not likely to crack out a hand shaped water craft of distinction … Continue reading Build a paipo surfboard
When we were groms riding single fins back in the dark ages (aka the 1980s) one thing the Surf Nomad used to do to get the most our equipment was to mod our fins adding flex and rake to generate added drive or responsiveness. This video from Korduroy TV shows Hull, spoon and mid-length specialist … Continue reading Modify Your Fin/Fins
At 24 years old, Ryan Lovelace has already carved a niche for himself in the world of experimental surf craft. We love his use of complex bottom curves and pinched out 50/50 rails. Stay tuned for an upcoming review by The Surf Nomad. Related Post Foam is your friend Chad Waldron Paipo All Yew – … Continue reading InnerViews – Ryan Lovelace
Girls surfing? Never! Funny how you should never sat never. The Surf Nomad remembers a time when a girl in the line up was a total rarity but those days are gone and we don’t miss them. We think that this is one of the most awesome developments in the history of surfing. After all … Continue reading Christine Brailsford makes a paipo
This one is pinched from Korduroy TV. You probably noticed The Surf Nomad loves Ryan Burch. His inventiveness and positivity makes us jealous that he has so much ahead of him with so many great achievements under his belt. Keep an eye on him Ryan is the future of shaping and surfing (we hope). Related … Continue reading InnerViews – Ryan Burch
Tyler talks about his shaping ethic and shows us the stoke that can only come from making and riding your own equipment. The Surf Nomad likes nothing better than getting down and dirty in the garage with some tools and a lump of foam. We are not to partial to the itching that comes from … Continue reading Tyler Warren building and riding a 4′ 10 1/2″ rip stick.