Surfboard art has been around since the foam blank was launched for full scale production at the turn of the 60's. The wooden boards before that had their own aura and beauty about them. As surfboards became more and more personalized and customized by their owners, board builders began to add an artistic approach to their boards, hiring artists and skilled glassers to paint and tint their boards.
Back in 2014 we launched our second noserider model with some solid fanfare. The Ladle stayed pretty low key, quietly fitting in with the rest of the longboards in our showroom racks. 2017 brought our noserider concept back to the shaping bay for something that would pay respect to the heritage of the classic noserider and put it in the limelight where it belongs.
We're incredibly blessed to live where we do, lead the lives we live, and love the people we hold close. To be frank, it's more than a blessing because we're the lucky ones. The men here are acknowledging this, and are setting out to surf a hundred waves for an incredible cause.
We're getting down to the wire for the 8th annual 100 Wave Challenge! Our team is 12 members strong and our goal is to raise $20000, so almost $1700 a piece. The last time we talked, you guys helped us raise $2000 in less than 72 hours.
This event will be held in Del Mar at Powerhouse Park (next to Jakes Restaurant.) We'll have our full quiver lined up on the north end of the lawn and an Ez-Up for catching a breather between surfs. We firmly believe that the customer experience is greatly enhanced when you get a chance to ride it before you buy it.
At Degree33 Surfboards, we don’t take the 100 Wave Challenge lightly. We don’t take the Boys to Men Mentoring Network lightly. When September rolls around, Degree33 Surfboards is absolutely FROTHING to create a better future for San Diego’s at-risk youths.
We're absolutely FROTHING over this new trio called the "Mexican Blanket Series" with a carefully selected bundle of some of our shop favorites. While they're most impressive in summer conditions when shortboards aren't enough foam and crowds make longboards a little tough to swing around, each of these boards have remained go-to's year round through some solid swell.
Over the last year we've been extensively building boards with different colors, tints, stringers, fin setups, resin finishes, inlays... you name it... we've tried it.
Buying a new surfboard without getting a chance to test drive it, is like driving a car off the lot before taking it around the block first, you might hate the way it rides once you get it up to speed. Unfortunately for us surfers, that's the way it's always been.
Many of us have ridden factory stock, improperly sized fins for YEARS not realizing we'd been hurting our surfing the entire time. There were so many aspects to fins that we really hadn’t even figured in, worst of all, the basics.