Monthly Archives: March 2008

Don’t tell Fletcher…

Don’t tell Fletcher that we’re posting pictures of his girl riding the Indo Board.


Trippy fish

Don’t stare at it too long…

Trippy fish

Just another happy Neilson customer.

Congrats to Tommy Evans!

Big Congrats to Tommy Evans for winning the ESA East Coast Championships! Check out the size of that trophy…

Tommy Evans

Check out the Tommy Evans Model longboard, tested and refined so you get the best possible riding board.

In the shaping room…

Checking out the concaves on a 6’2″ Bonzer -

Bonzer Concaves

Family Fun-day

Don’t forget we do the whole rental thing too.


Fun for the whole family. How else are you gonna learn to surf when you visit from Michigan?

Little man is stoked!

You’re never to young to be stoked about a new board!


5’5″ Stringerless EPS

A stringerless EPS board -

Stringerless EPS

Superlight, superwhite.

Biofoam Boards

There’s a growing interest in the Biofoam boards, here’s another happy customer with his new Biofoam shred-sled:

Biofoam Surfboards

The feedback has been good on these boards and have actually been able to go with a lighter glassing schedule based on the durability of the blanks and their ability to withstand heel dents and pressure dings.

Wednesday morning

Got here early to shape a team riders board and there are some fun glassy offshore waves in the thigh to waist high size. Three foot East swell according to NOAH and a chance of rip currents with the out going tide ! Which can translate to fun waves for the experienced waterman on a nice fish, rocket fish or longboard :) If you need a fresh board me and Tico are here to help you out ! Burry’s out surfing but well be here early as well !

peas out, Tom

The Guestbook

So there is a guestbook in the shop that people sign. It’s interesting to see how varied the locales are that people who stop by the shop come from. This was an interesting one:


Here’s a loose translation provided via someone on one of the local forums:

Well, it is Japanese, but the majority of the letters are Chinese:

Directly translated they mean: One(first) Period(time?) One(first) Visit(Meet)

First time visitor, maybe? It may be an expression I do not know

The last two letters says: “Most(best) High”

A praise for a first rate or highest quality good/service, I am sure. “

And a follow-up translation:

I did some research and am now 99.5% sure that the first four letters mean
“Once in a life time encounter(meet/visit, etc.)”. Apparently, the first two
letters say “Lifetime” by themselves.

And the last two Chinese letters simply say “The greatest” as I said before. “

And now Burry gives us the rest of the story:

This Japanese couple come into Neilson’s Shop, they speak NO Engrish and i speak no Yapanees!

He points to a board he has in the back of their rental car.

He starts looking at small Potato chip type boards, checking by feeling thickness and weight etc. she just smiles!?
They leave for 1/2 hour!?
They come back …he looks at more Potato chips, she smiles.!
and as they start to leave again i motion for them to sign the “Book”!

He mumbles something and starts to write in the book,,,She smiles and giggles!!!???? and then off they go!

Fifteen minutes later he comes back and buys a leash!!!”

So to make a long story short, don’t forget to sign the guestbook!


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