A few years back ABC co-owner, Kahana Kalama, rode a twin pin shaped by local shaper, Jeff McCallum, for Kookbox Surfboards. We drove up to Lowers to film a little edit of its maiden voyage and the board ended up becoming a staple in Kahana's quiver. Last month Kahana shaped his very first surfboard. Inspired by the unique shape of the twin pin model developed by the Mirandon brothers of La Jolla, CA in the late 1960s, Kahana tried his hand at creating a similar craft for the looming summer sessions at San Diego's beach breaks. Video, Photo, & Words by: Evan Schell
Evan shot by Brooks Sterling Aloha Beach Club resident movie maker and full time hair farmer, Evan Schell just put out a personal video recap of his 2015. It's a little late for New Year's resolutions, but if I were you I'd resolve to make your 2016 feel a little more like this. And on that note I'm gonna go climb a mountain and hang out with some trees.
Our good friend and local shaper, Josh Oldenburg, recently stopped by the North Park Flagship and dropped off a fresh, quiver of surfboards that he made with Japanese shaper, Kenji Kono. Earlier this summer Josh invited Kenji to visit and shape a collection of surfboards at his shop in San Diego. Although this wasn't their first shaping exchange (Josh shaped a collection of boards at Kenji's shop in Japan last year), the entire process was documented for a four-page feature in the newest issue of Japanese surf magazine, Blue. Stop by our North Park Flagship to check out these classic shapes. 6'10 Single Fin 9' Log9'4" Swallowtail Noserider Film & Photos: Evan Schell
Central Coasting. from Slippery Saltwater Chronicles on Vimeo. Every fall the crew at Aloha Beach Club takes a trip up the central coast to enjoy a little solitude before the hecticness of the holiday season. This rugged stretch of Californian coast doesn’t provide the most user-friendly surfing landscape. Nonetheless, fun wave sliding can be had if you know where to look. Film, Edit, & Photos: Evan Schell