Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I like the Glide

Got to take Matt's 10' glider for a spin today. Clean conditions in the chest to head high range provided some good opportunities to see what the board could do. Or better yet, what I could do on the board. Good times!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Newbies in NE

 Brand spank'n new trio of GARBUTT Customs headed north this past Sunday. 
 ^^^Shady Dave's 8' egg ^^^
 ^^^and 8'6" pin^^^
 Think a certain jolly old guy sporting a red and white suit is going to deliver this little gem to its new owner!

Look em up to see more at

Matt Garbutt Surfboards

Mele Kalikimaka!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The 15th of December

 Seems to be a good date for a little swell at the Rocks.
^^ Dean way outside - 15 December 2013^^
 Today, not quite the same size but very fun and unseasonably warm.
 Forgot to mention, only three of us out. Gotta love it!


Sunday, December 6, 2015


 A chilly 26 degrees this AM.
Threw on Tom Curren's "Fire Jam" to warm things up!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Light it up!


Mele Kalikimaka!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hunting for a Hobie?

 Then you need to stop by Ocean Outfitters, 6101 New Jersey Ave in Wildwood Crest and check these 4 beauties out!

Talk about an awesome Christmas gift!  ;)
L>R: 9'4" Colin Classic, 9'6" Pig, 9'2" Retro Classic, 9'10" Pig
Drop by or give Dean or Jeff a call (609) 729-7400
Tell em Mike B. sent ya!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015


 Got a  phone call Thanksgiving morning from my buddy stationed in HI. I'm thinking he must be home in DE for the holiday. Nope, he's standing on the North Shore at sunrise delivering a long distance surf report. 
 Great to hear his voice and catch up on things. Can't say I was too surprised to hear that he's found a new love in riding big surf. One of those guys who is always up for bigger challenges in life. Stoked to hear he's doing well out there and loving life to the fullest.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Tenant

 A battered and bruised 8'6" Challenger (Eastern) stopped by the Goofyfoot's Garage for a few days. On her way west to see Mr. Garbutt for a little TLC. I like the outline and the rails, pretty cool multi wedge stringer set up too. I little thick in the tail area but looks like it could be fun to take for a ride. Looking forward to seeing how she turns out.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Stay gold pony boy

A few more snaps of last night's sky!
Chris snaps moi.
I snap JB
Notice how my 9'2" Garbutt takes the position of the proverbial Pot O' Gold!
JB's shot from the dunes


Sunday, November 22, 2015

What a view

My buddy Jim snapped this panoramic view of the sky after our surf tonight. Full double rainbow and incredible color. Was a sight to see.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Board boarding, Fall 2015 update

 This lovely 9'8" Rick Noserider is another return visitor to the Goofyfoot's Garage.

 Its first stay was back in 2013 when it had recently been rescued from a dumpster. Missing its fin and showing just a few minor dings, it was very solid overall and going to a young man that was sure to get it back into the line-up. 
 July 2013 - scratched and broken but nowhere near dead.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Man, I love the Fall

 Friday afternoon end of the work week sesh!

Quiet, empty streets. Nice!


Saturday, November 14, 2015


Natural Art - Richard Cram model

 Anyone remember Richard Cram? Aussie from 83-84 with a mean forehand cutback.
 Found this 4 or 5 years ago on the FL panhandle and its been sitting in my sister's garage ever since. Finally had the opportunity to bring it home. Nice example of a 1984 board design.
 Plenty of heelies on the deck, a little tan all around but solid overall and the fins are still in place.
 6' 2" x 11.5 x 19.5 x 15 - Richard Price shaped

Corgi approved  ;)