Thursday, 22 September 2011

dudes ...

 Last summer surf trip in spain

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

s deck displacement hull

Ready to be glassed ...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

for sale ....

This board don´t have any dings or scratches. Used but not abused, for more details email me to

Thursday, 1 September 2011

down the line on a tiny craft

Photo: Pedro Mestre
Rui Centeno with a simple gesture of flow...

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Fradique´s "kustom"

Shred it !!!!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

kook needs you

Kook is an annual surfing newspaper

KOOK is created and produced for the shared joy of creating and producing something different. It is not for profit. If you would like to submit content for KOOK, please get in touch using

Sunday, 21 August 2011

some thoughts about hulls

the right hull make this a dream ride
The displacement hull surfboard can be a very rewarding design given the right riding style and wave conditions.

The major difference between a planning hull and a displacement hull is the way in wich the surfboard travels throught the water. A displacement hull has a belly, or convex bottom countour and planning surface. This design does not ride high on the water like a planing hull, instead plowing through and parting the water. At high speeds a displacement hull´s tail will sink down the water as the surfboard moves forward. A planing hull, on the other hand, will have a flat or concave bottom countour and plane up on top of the water. The board will almost skim across the water´s surface.

A displacement hull gives the surfer a very different feeling compared to what most modern surfboards are accustomed. It is a feeling of close interaction and involvement with the wave. The faster you go, the more the surfboard actually sucks into the water, it holds you for control, but the downside is the speed limit. If you take a sailboat, for example, and pull it faster than the theoretical hull speed limit of that boat, it will actually submarine.The more displacement, the more in the water you are, the more control you have. The more edge you have, the more release you have, it´s a balance between the two. A real displacement hull almost requires you to surf in the middle of the board. You have to surf of the front foot. Normally you can lean back on the tail. On a displacement hull, you step onto your front foot, bury the rail and let it go. Most people can´t make the adjustment, but once you do, it´s amazing, you really feel like you´re surfing through the water, you´re really more involved. It´s a organic feeling.

A classic planing hull allows a rider to surf with a heavy back foot over the fins, using that to turn the surfboard, a displacement hull requires 100% commitment to rail turning. The shape requires that the rail be treated as a fin.

A displacement hull design has the ability to provide us with a great day of surfing in smaller surf. Pushing a board through the water requires more less energy than a board planing on top of the water, making small point breaks waves very ideal.

Monday, 15 August 2011

My new 7´0 displacement hull

A pretty nice "sled" to have in your quiver ...

Monday, 8 August 2011

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Héctor PMF

Buenos glides Héctor .


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

more from the duct tape ...

Robie Kegal ...
James Parry ...
Dolphin Glide ...
Harrison Roach ...
Surfing with each other and not against each other ...
Beach crowd ...
Pickle on the nooose ...
Everybody wins here ...
Autograph session ...
On the nooose ...
Again ...
And again ...
Pickle stocked ...
Chris del moro stoked to ...
JJ Wessel hanging ten ...
Jump on ...

Monday, 1 August 2011

vans duct tape invitational spain 2011

Final results

1st. ~ Tyler Warren
2nd. ~ Justin Quintal
3rd. ~ Alex Knost
4rd. ~ Jared mell

Monday, 25 July 2011

trip to spain

Yeah, I´m ready to live to the must anticipated event of the year... Ride side by side and share some waves with the best " MULTIGLIDERS ", and have some fun. I hope to see you there.

Keep on glide

Friday, 22 July 2011

the best grip for your stick !!!

This is the wax i used when i start surfing, passed 26 years i still use the MR ZOGS sex wax !!!
There is things we never change !!!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Mini-simmons to Italy

Luca di Fillipis´s new 5´2 ...

Slide the Glide !!!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

This year sees the 10 th anniversary of the Vans Salinas Longboard Festival and it is going to be a very special edition indeed !!. Situated in Piedra Blancas on the North Coast of Spain , Playa Salinas is the venue for what has become the Biggest Gathering of Longboard surfers in Europe.Whilst listed as a competition, the emphasis is definitely Fun Fun Fun !! With Live music ,BBQs, and entertainment for the whole Family going on during the weekend.!This year is so special as Vans ( the Festivals Main Sponsor ) have confirmed that part of the weekend will feature , For the Very First Time in Europe !! Joel Tudors iconic Duct Tape Invitational.
This is a loose based contest of modern day Log riding!! ( a contest / exhibition !)
The rules stipulate that boards must be Single Fins, & weigh no less than 12 pounds, and riders are encouraged to be inventive !!.
This classic style of surfing, as oppossed to the lightweight, high perfofmance competion surfing, brings us back to the beauty and grace of classic longboard riding that is our roots.
The points system scoring tradional manouvers like hang 10 s and drop knee turns highly.This are the invitees to the Duct Tape Spain
Alex Knost
Robbie Kegel
Tyler Warren
Christian Wach
Ryan Burch
Mikey Detemple
JJ Wessels
Chad Marshall
Kassia Meador
Chris Del Moro
Justin Quintal
Harrison Roach
James Parry
Clovis Donizetti
Special basic Camping arrangements have been made and you can camp (with toilets and showers) for an incredible 10 euros for the whole weekend !!So come on down to Salinas for what promises to be the Classic Longboard gathering of the decade. You dont want to miss this one !!!!

I´m gonna be there for shure !!!! and you ?

Sunday, 10 July 2011

9´8 inspired on David Nuuhiwa´s Noserider

The deck ~~

...and the bottom ~~

... nice wood nose-block ~~~

... and the wood leash loop combined with the wood tail block ~~

... wood stripes inlays ~~

... hand-made wood skeg by Carlos Centeno ~~

Shred it !!!!