Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Board for all Seasons

As the holidays fade into the rearview and we settle in to some serious winter weather, there are some that refuse to let the gift-giving spirit die.
SF surf enthusiast Sebastian is one such man. His single request after the shaping process: a happy birthday message to his lovely lady to be written on the stringer, then memorialized in fiberglass and resin by the talented hands of Leslie Anderson.
The gift of an 8'2" Broadsword is a romantic one, indeed. With a 4+1 fin setup, round tail, and chocalately cedar stringer (US Blanks has also been in a gift-giving mood with their cedar stringers lately) it's dependable, versatile, and capable of some seriously fun surprises well into the relationship.
It can also handle much of what Northern California can throw at us.
And right now, Northern California is throwing us rain, wind, and rip currents. By proxy it is also throwing me, personally, two very restless girls under the age of three who don't want to spend their entire weekends huddled over crayons, or helping their dad make spaghetti sauce, or watching ten minute clips of Cinderella on Youtube.
They want the impossible gift of sunshine though, right now, they'll be more than happy to settle for another round of hide 'n seek. It's the least I can do.


pranaglider said...

Killer board!

Every surfer should have a spouse that surfs as well!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the story and the pics! I'm the lucky recipient of the board, and I can't wait to lay my hands on it. It looks awesome. We still have to decide color/graphics. Still working on that. And yes, I agree life is better when your lover/partner/girlfriend/spouse is also a surfer. Although, when our daughter is with us, we have to take turns which means that sometimes one of us gets the time slot with the crappy tide conditions.

One small correction... we're not married...been together for almost 20 years and have a kid so most people assume we are but you've given a few of my friends a shock who read the word "wife" and thought we'd eloped or something.

HeadHighGlassy said...

Sorry for the shock, S. As one who bought a house, then had a kid without becoming 'official,' I know where you're coming from. Fixed it. I also know what you mean about the crappy conditions time slot...

HeadHighGlassy said...

Hey Prana, agreed that everyone should have a spouse that surfs as well, but what if they surf better?

tidal_acolyte said...

It's a beauty!

Anonymous said...

actually, it doesn't suck to have a spouse who doesn't surf, but who encourages board purchases, welcomes vacation plans that revolve around warm water spots, and gladly hangs out with our son during whatever tide. just saying.

jamie, how does the round tail ride vs. rounded pin like on your wife's new board?

beautiful shape.
best pre-wedding gift ever.

HeadHighGlassy said...

Round vs. Round Pin= same rail-to-rail maneuverability with a leeeeetle bit more punch out of turns.