Foon Skis

Posted in source on May 20th, 2010 by admin

My friend Johnny “Foon” Chilton has started to make wooden skis.  Johnny is

a very accomplished mountain athlete.  He has many first descents on local  mountains in the coast range.  Johnny has also worked as a cabinetmaker.  His knowledge of wood and skiing seemed like a good fit.  Three pairs made and all of the reviews are glowing.  Look for his skis on the mountains in the Whistler/ Pemberton area. Any questions or comments about “Foon Skis” can be directed to.  j.foon@telus.net

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Standup4Greatbear

Posted in Wooden Surfboards on May 15th, 2010 by admin

My friend Norm Hann is halfway through an epic 300km SUP journey in the Great Bear Rainforest.  He is paddling to bring awareness and protect this area from a proposed pipeline that would bring supertankers into thisNorm with his custom Lambrecht Surfboards 12' Cedar SUP pristine environment on a daily basis.  Norm has deep ties and overwhelming support from the local native community.  This pipeline has the potential to wreak major havoc on many different levels.  Norm is a great guy and definitely practices what he preaches. Check out his site and progress on his journey.  http://www.mountainsurfadventures.blogspot.com/

Wood in the water

Posted in Wooden Surfboards on May 8th, 2010 by admin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison surfing her 8′ log  in Mex.

Ramos Shapes

Posted in Shaping on May 2nd, 2010 by admin

 

Recently I definitely feel like I have been living  the dream (LTD).  Surfingeveryday,  spending  time with my family and building a surfboard.

  The water is always warm even if the beers aren’t always cold.  I have made a really good connection with a local shaper Rogelio Ramos.  He agreed to let me rent space in his shop to build Peter’s board.  His shop “Dingbatz”  basically  handles all of the ding repair in Sayulita.  Rogelio also shapes and glasses boards under his own label Ramos Shapes.   This means Rogelio along with his two employees Julio and Salvatore are extremely busy.  They are very good at what they do and have the best repair/shaping/glassing  shop in central Mexico.  I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work next to Rogelio.  I learned a ton of  new information covering all aspects of surfboard design, shaping, building and finishing.  As well as being  a pro level longboarder he tirelessly gives to the local junior surfing program. He is also a great guy to sit down and drink a beer with.  Any time you need a new board or a board repaired in Sayulita go see Rogelio and the boys at Dingbatz.

The Gonzalez Project

Posted in Wooden Surfboards on March 28th, 2010 by admin

Life in paradise is still life, things happen and you must deal with them.  My

power steering pump broke on a trip with the family to surf in Punta de Mita.  After some inquiries I was directed to Los Hermanos used auto parts store in Peutro Vallarta( Anyone needing quality auto parts in PV should definitely check it out).  The owner Peter Gonzalez helped me get exactly the parts I needed.  I fixed my pump in his parking lot and proceeded to ask him about the pile of used lumber that was for sale in his parking lot.  He told me that he had bought forty “Cash for Clunker” cars in San Diego and built a specialized  double decker trailer to bring them down to Mexico.  (He then takes these cars apart and sells almost 100% of the usable parts off the cars).  The lumber was what was left of the trailer.  He then asked me why I was interested in the lumber.  I told him that I had a small company making custom hollow wooden surfboards from reclaimed wood and that I was planning on making a surfboard during my stay in Mexico.  Peter then told me he was a surfer and proceeded to show me a classic Frye 9’6″ longboard that he had at his store.  One thing led to another and by the time I left he had commissioned me to make him an 8’0″ fish from the reclaimed wood he had used to transport recycled cars to resell in Mexico.  When you think about it takes the reuse philosophy of Lambrecht Surfboards one step further.  Life is very funny how it reveals different opportunities in different ways.  I feel very fortunate and excited to be working on this project.

Mexico

Posted in source on February 27th, 2010 by admin

 

We are going to Mexico.  Things have worked out for me and my family to

take three months and live in Sayulita, on the mainland pacific coast.  The drive down was amazing and the winter NW swells have been filling in nicely.  Surf trunks in Feb has been a treat.  I am working on a board down here made with locally sourced reclaimed wood.

New Boards

Posted in Wooden Surfboards on February 27th, 2010 by admin

Dan WIth Rendezvous FishRendezvous Fish

 

 

 The Rendezvous 6’4″ fish was finished and delivered to my friend Dan.  He will be leaving to go back to Australia and taking the board with him.  Dan was involved with Rendezvous project and helped reclaim the wood,  so the board has significant meaning to him.

 

 

 

 

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This 8ft log was built for my wife Allison.  Flat rocker and full rails make this board alot of fun in small to medium surf.IMG_10148 Ft Fin

Surfer’s Journal Karma

Posted in source on October 17th, 2009 by admin

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I went over to my friend Gavin Duffels house the other day.  He had eleven issues of The Surfers Journal.  They were given to him and he asked me if I wanted them.  I asked him if he was on any kind of prescription medication.  Gavin is a great photographer from South Africa.  We have been talking about making him a wooden kneeboard.  Stay tuned for his pics on the sight.

Reclaiming

Posted in Wooden Surfboards on October 9th, 2009 by admin
Rendezvous Siding

Rendezvous Siding

Rendezvous Beam
Rendezvous Beam

 

Being a carpenter has its privileges.  Working on the Rendezvous lodge on Blackcomb mountain last month,  I was able to reclaim some cedar siding and support beams bound for the dump.

 

 

Milled and ready to go

Milled and ready to go

All the hollow wood surfboards we make here at Lambrecht Surfboards in Pemberton BC  are built with reclaimed wood.  This wood is earmarked for a 6′ 5″ fish  for my friend Dan. More updates to follow.

 

 

 

 
Beauty is just under the surface

Beauty is just under the surface

 
 
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