DIY Wood Surfboard Rack – How to Video

DIY Wood Surfboard RackOver the years living in several different houses my surfboards also needed a home.  Putting them in the rafters or loft of a garage or shed was quick storage but pulling them out was always a hassle.  So I have made several versions of a wall mounted multi-board rack, and I am stoked with this wood rack I am using now.  I made a video tutorial of how I built this wood rack for SUP the Mag.

I built it around 3 years ago and it has held strong and sturdy.  Purchasing an unlimited board required re-configuring the rack to accommodate this 17 foot board.  It was surprisingly easy to rearrange the rack arms.  I am stoked to report the rack has held the weight of 3 downwind boards, 2 sups, and several shortboards totaling about 140 pounds.

Making a rack out of renewable plants is important to me, and I love the smell of wood in my garage:

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Tube City at Ocean Beach – An Epic Surfing Day

Tube City at Ocean BeachI am renaming San Francisco Tube City after seeing so many epic barrels this beautiful warm winter day. Twice in the past three years I have wished I brought a prone shortboard with me, a shallow fast reef break in Maui and this day at Ocean Beach.

Driving to the beach I had no idea it would be hollow and barreling.  The last time I saw this many barrels it was huge and serious…

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Foil Surfing – Beginner Tutorial Series

Foil Surfing TutorialI made a foil surfing tutorial series for SUP The Magazine.  Designed for newbies and beginners.  I made it now when I am still learning myself.  I have found that after I have progressed and developed advanced skills it is challenging to remember how difficult being a beginner was.

Also I suspect down the road will be fun to have a video record of where I was and my thinking about foil surfing.  I wish I had this from my early prone surfing days.  Now it’s hard to imagine not being able to paddle out and catch a bunch of waves and do whatever turns I want…

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Year of the SUP Surfer

Happy New YearHappy New Year!  I have seen more SUP surfers out at the spots I routinely surf, a welcome addition.  Also I have met and been hanging out with more surfers then ever before, another welcome addition to my life.  The most enjoyable part for me is the welcoming inclusive vibe, everyone is glad to see each other and stoked to share waves.

I am looking forward to seeing what unfolds in 2018 and I hope to see you soon…

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Cohousing – A Modern Take on Tribe – Retribe Podcast #3

Cohousing – A Modern Take on Tribe – Retribe Podcast #3

On paper Cohousing might seem like any other Condo or Home Owners Association (HOA). Every CoHousing community I have seen looks, feels, and is very different. I am reminded of my transition to barefoot. I was unable to immediately ditch my rigid hiking boots and go barefoot all day, my feet were not ready for it. Likewise going straight from single family home to tribal living might be to much of a culture shock. Co-Housing seems to fit somewhere on the spectrum between domesticated humans in isolated single family homes and wild hunters and gatherers living as an egalitarian tribe.

In this episode…

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