Andy & the Sea Kitten

Andy & the Sea Kitten

13 hours ago
Andy & the Sea Kitten from Almond Surfboards on Vimeo. This short comes via Jack Coleman—A...
A Surfboard Review That Includes a Video Game Reference

A Surfboard Review That Includes a Video Game Reference

1 day ago
To a degree, we live vicariously through the stories and feedback of you guys—our customers—at le...
Closed-Loop Surfboard Manufacturing

Closed-Loop Surfboard Manufacturing

1 day ago
The R-Series line of surfboards was designed to be fun and functional, while closing the loop on ...
Longboard Fins 101

Longboard Fins 101

2 days ago
In the same way that the tail of a surfboard should be a clue about the intentions of the b...
First-Time Surfer Cheat Sheet

First-Time Surfer Cheat Sheet

3 days ago
There is no shame in not knowing. For some reason, we tend to feel ashamed when we don't know som...
A Fresh Walks on Water for Andy

A Fresh Walks on Water for Andy

8 days ago
A fresh 9’6 Walks on Water for Mr. Walks on Water, Andy Nieblas, who immediately started putting...
Almond x Gunwhale Ales

Almond x Gunwhale Ales

10 days ago
We teamed up with our friends at Gunwhale Ales to make a special beer and a special surfboard.  ...
The Longest Wave I've Seen Ridden in Newport?

The Longest Wave I've Seen Ridden in Newport?

14 days ago
On Tuesday morning, I witnessed the what may be the longest Newport wave I've ever seen ridden.  ...
New Fin Box on the 8'0 R-Series JOY

New Fin Box on the 8'0 R-Series JOY

We are excited to share that as of 2021, the 8'0 R-Series Joy now features a universal longboard...
Want to Start Surfing A Smaller Board?

Want to Start Surfing A Smaller Board?

If you want to start surfing a smaller board, the difference between success and getting tossed ...
Which Length Surfboard is Best for You

Which Length Surfboard is Best for You

We get a ton of questions from customers who are trying to determine the correct length board to ...
The Benefits of Cold Water

The Benefits of Cold Water

Recently, we argued that surfing should be reclassified as a Winter sport.  To take that claim on...
The Golden Age of Surfing

The Golden Age of Surfing

We are living in the golden age of surfing.  I wrote an article in September of 2017 making the s...
The First Official Meeting of the EOSC

The First Official Meeting of the EOSC

Until last Wednesday, the Early & Often Surf Club was a theoretical club made up of surfers w...
Surf Tips: Installing Fins | 6'4 Pheasant

Surf Tips: Installing Fins | 6'4 Pheasant

You just picked up the 6'4 Pleasant Pheasant in our R-Series construction.  Here's a quick guide ...
4 Tips for Improving Your Noseriding

4 Tips for Improving Your Noseriding

Harnessing an ocean wave and sliding across its surface is incredible, in-and-of-itself.  Doing t...
Rugged, Recyclable, Ready-to-Rip

Rugged, Recyclable, Ready-to-Rip

New infographic for the R-Series line of boards designed by our friend Josh Ariza. We wanted to h...
A Chevy Bel Air with a Ferrari Engine

A Chevy Bel Air with a Ferrari Engine

"The Special Recipe Fish is like a Chevy Bel Air with a Ferrari engine." That is how we first int...
Your Feet Follow Your Eyes

Your Feet Follow Your Eyes

Whether riding a surfboard, a bicycle, or driving a car, your eyes will dictate the direction of ...
Best Surfboards of 2020

Best Surfboards of 2020

With another year in the books, we wanted to look back at some of our favorite surfboards we buil...
R-Series Research Sessions

R-Series Research Sessions

We enlisted the help of Evan Schell, Christian Yeager, Drew Meseck, and Jake Rosen to get all th...
Simplicity of Surfing

Simplicity of Surfing

Surfing is the art of briefly harnessing the immense power the ocean holds and using it for our ...
Andy Nieblas | Walks on Water

Andy Nieblas | Walks on Water

Andy Nieblas is dynamic to watch anytime he is in the water. He is also a member of the Acjacheme...
The Tail Tells The Tale

The Tail Tells The Tale

If you want to know in less than 3 seconds what the intended design of a surfboard is, look n...
80% of the Waves

80% of the Waves

Statistically speaking, 20% of the surfers catch 80% of the waves. Don't be in the 80% of surfers...
"Exceptional Surfboards for Everyday Waves"

"Exceptional Surfboards for Everyday Waves"

I tend to keep a fairly small quiver of boards.  Ideally three versatile boards to cover all the ...
Stay Awhile

Stay Awhile

What’s even better than a good, long surf in a beautiful setting? Your second session of the day....
Surfing Should Be Reclassified as a Winter Sport

Surfing Should Be Reclassified as a Winter Sport

Surfing has long been linked to the wrong season. The image of surfing as a Summer activity alrea...
Almond x Surfrider Foundation 2020/2021

Almond x Surfrider Foundation 2020/2021

We are very pleased to be partnering with Surfrider Foundation to support their mission of ensur...
Surf Report: Two Feet (and Firing)

Surf Report: Two Feet (and Firing)

I surfed this morning and had the entire spot to myself. The sun was shining and the water was f...
You Ordered A Custom Surfboard—What Happens Next?

You Ordered A Custom Surfboard—What Happens Next?

You just ordered a custom Almond Surfboard, here's what happens next... It takes an average of 8-...
What is a "Resin Tint"?

What is a "Resin Tint"?

A resin tint is exactly what it sounds like—the process of adding a colored tint to the resin th...
The Ideal Travel Surfboard

The Ideal Travel Surfboard

"Is that a kayak?" "No, it's a surfboard." That was a real exchange I had in an airport once whi...
"The Conditions Were Perfect"

"The Conditions Were Perfect"

It's incredible rare when all the variables align and the waves show what they're capable of at t...
Almond x Nine Lights: Balsa Pleasant Pheasant

Almond x Nine Lights: Balsa Pleasant Pheasant

We teamed up with our friend Jeff Beck of Nine Lights again—this time on a pair of beautiful Bals...