Bill Stewart is renowned for his performance longboard shapes. The inspiration for these modern boards comes from surfing and shaping boards through three distinct eras in the evolution of surfboard design. Today, Bill has created a new line of style and art driven surfboards called “Traditionals.” These boards are all hand shaped and incorporate the finest attributes and details of the classic longboards from the 1960s; flat rockered, forward trim spot, 50/50 railed models that are surfed with grace and style.
Longboarding owned the day yesterday the 2009 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games. After a night of driving rain storms, the team arrived to on overcast drizzly beach setting with small to medium sized choppy waves and onshore winds.
Tony Silvagni got right to work in his first heat, displaying a variety of traditional nose rides and clean performance turns in critical wave sections. Silvagni won easily with a combined score of 14.17.
Steven Newton won his first heat as well-just prior to the weather unsettling again.
July 11th 2009 – Bill Stewart of Stewart Surfboards will be painting a 800sq ft Mural on top on the new American Apparel store in Malibu, CA. The store is located at Topanga Point. This is the grand opening of the newest American Apparel store, and there will be a DJ later in the day.
Did you know that you can try any of our models and apply the rental fee to the purchase of a new board? Or rent a premium Stewart surfboard while visiting Southern California?
Try out the newest models, as well as classics in key sizes to get a real flavor of the board. We will apply any rental fees to the purchase of any new board. Premium boards start at 4 hours for $30 and 24 hours for $40. These are not your typical “rental” boards. They are the highest quality equipment that our team competes on, as well as the exact models we sell.
Custom 10” 0” balsa, redwood and foam Stewart. This board was shaped by Bill Stewart on July 5, 1988, and never surfed. The board was on display in the owner’s home. The board is 23 ½” wide and 3 ½” thick, with three ½”old growth redwood stringers, and the rails are capped with some really clean 4” balsa. Another really unique note on this board is that the balsa is chambered to lighten up the board. Bill had the help of none other than Dale Velzy on this project. Although as he puts it, Dale did the gabbing, and he did the work.
This unbelievable version of Phil’s signature model is very unique. There are three very clean 1” balsa stringers, and a 4” balsa tailblock. The board is @ 24 ¾” wide, and 3 3/8” thick. There is a black classic Phil “cutback” logo on the tailblock, and a Hawaiian Surf Club of San Onofre laminate on the nose of the board. The Fin is a wooden Phil, made by One World. The board’s owner is Phil Edward’s father in law, and a prominent member of the HSC of San Onofre.