Some of you make have known Chris, many of you did not. He was a great father to his children Brittney and Jake and to wife Amy, good friend to surfers he knew and did not know. If anyone needed help, he was there and usually with Jake in tow. Chris died unexpectedly November 2011 and folks from Eastern Surf Association (our East Coast organization that handles major surf events out here) is putting together an event in Chris honor. http://www.esa-snc.com/
Here was our Paddle Out celebration for Chris: Paddle Out
And here is what last year's Surf Off was about: Surf Off for Chris
Like last year, we are building something sweet to raffle off, this time a 5' 8" all Cedar Mini-Simmons. There is a slight spoon up by the first 1/3 bottom deck tapering into a single concave exiting out the tail. Here are build pictures:
|Balsa and Cedar Nose Block
|1.5" from tail, 1" in at trailing edge, 1/4" toe-in and 5 degrees cant. Fins are 4.5" x 9"
|First two top deck book matched Cedar. Note concave bottom deck profile.
|For added strength added is an upper and lower Poplar wood 1/4" strips. Poplar is rather ugly wood but bends
without snapping and has good strength.
OIB Surf and Java will have this board when finished (mid-March) and raffle tickets. Also at the event, folks can purchase tickets.
Dan and Tom