Friday, August 08, 2008

house of the rising sun...


...stunning GT Fish by Will Allison. Asian-themed, but built by hand in the USA. Shape by Will Allison, hand-cut and layed abalone sun inlay and rays by Will Allison and airbrushing and glassing by Dave Endress in Wilmington, NC.

The true craftsman continue to build outstanding surfboards despite the influx of Chinese and Thai surfboards into your local CostCo, or even your local surf shop. Why some may say the giant No Popouts signs on the side of the building are a little ridiculous (and I agree a tiny bit) people are being educated for the first time about the sad reality of the surf industry. We are pulling the wool back from their eyes. And if all that means is that they'll go into the next surf shop and ask the person working there "Is this a popout?", then we've done our part. Oh, I just giggle thinking about that...

3 comments:

djjahd said...

just got back from wrightsville beach and you probably have a damn heart attack at all the "pop outs" people were on there... i kept laughing at the thought of IR cursing the whole time... of coarse you would fit in with all of the roller bladers with skinned knees and emo kids... outer banks kicked my ass all week so its nice to come home to some good ole knee highs... king of the ankle snappers.

Old Kook said...

Dammit, that's a beautiful looking board.

goodkarma said...

allison makes some great looking boards