The ever so enigmatic blunt…

Yes, the blunt not your sexy 6’0 x 18.5 shortboard but damn that board is so much fun to ride. Especially when the waves are less than macking (like they were yesterday). I went to the beach with my 6’3 roundo epoxy stringerless short board and was hoping for some leftover surprises. But the Florida reality model thankfully was in the car as well. So guess what I paddled out on the blunt in gutless mushey Florida waist high sometimes bigger waves and had a blast. That board catches waves like a dream lets you go super fast and when the wave in .5 seconds decides to stop you can still rip a cut back and rebound the white water and have a really fun turn and still get past that dog section while connecting… well sections. Just a great cheater board for getting you in the water and having a good time. Being in the water is what it is all about and this is the ultimate have fun board. Surf on.


Need a Neilson??? Ohana has a board for you!

Ohana Surf shop in Stewart Beach has a new Neilson for you right now. No blues, just great riding boards hands down. Check out the inventory below and then go by and see them. Jordan and crew are super cool genuine real surfers in a for real surfers surf shop! So support the real deal and get a great board at the same time! He can custom order you a Neilson surfboard as well if for some freaky reason he does not have what you want! For his shop phone number or my other dealers click on the “dealers” tab at tomneilsonshapes.com
9’6 ss glider epoxy
8′ sup
9′ hawaiin classic blue
9′ epoxy/bamboo deck
9′ ss glider
6’4 blunt clear
6′ blunt blue
5’10 floaty fish 5 fin fcs clear
5’8 ohana model red/wht
5’8 diamond tail boost
Thanks and keep the aloha alive!! Tom


Get your new Summer time longboard ordered!

Get your new Summer time longboard ordered!

Some nice color on a longboard can make that board memorable for the rest of your life. The paint or color design helps key your memory on some of the great rides you had while riding that board!


S.S. Glider new longboard model

S.S. Glider new longboard model

Nothing better than picking up a new longboard at the beginning of Summer to keep your stoke up by staying in the water! This is Michael Tripp picking up a new 9’6″ in epoxy!


Exit stage Right!!

punta mango 638 copyExit stage Right!!

Sometimes when there are boulders submerged and exposed thirty feet away and you have already landed on your back on one earlier in the day – Several people have been lacerated, abraded and had multiple contusions and foot cuts…a floater might not be a good call…and a survival exit is in order! (Actually this was a really fun wave and even got a little cover up on it.)


How to surf really good…

How to surf really good...

Von showing us how to create buckets of fun when we surf riding his signature model shortboard


some new boards this week…

It is really amazing the talent and expertise that goes into making a surfboard. Have some of the best in the surfboard world making my boards. It is humbling to say the least as I get most of the credit shaping the blank or surfboard. But the finishing work from sanding an edge in the tail, getting the hot coat just right and the actual fiberglass to bend and wrap around three dimensional curves some at right angles is a Houdini trick at best! So here are some action shots…IMG_2728IMG_2727IMG_2726IMG_2725


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