Wow, I cant remember a time when We have had such prime balsa surfboards in our inventory! I thought the last tifecta was spectacular, check out this line up. Top to bottom, A 9’8” Rich Harbour, keyed-in nose and tail blocks. One of Two made @5-6 years ago. The other, I believe is in a Museum. Rich’s 50 year anniversary “museum edition” boards are going for $10,000 and are all spoken for. We are asking $5,000. Below that we have an very rare, 11’ Hobie Phil Edwards model. Commissioned by the seller, this one off sports a 17 piece glue up, and a Phil Edwards “reverse” skeg.
Welcome to 2011! I trust everyone had a wonderful Holiday season. Santa was not to kind to Southern California this Christmas. Lots of rain which we need, lots of dirty water and no surf! The good news is that Bill’s wave wall tee shirts and mugs are in, and they look great! Amie is sporting the tee shirt (the image is actually on the back) and holding the coffee mug. If you would like one give us a call, 800-265-8882. The tee shirts come in sizes SM – XXl for $19.95 and the mugs go for $12.95. Both will help you start your day with a big smile and a nice caffeine buzz.
I see a lot of significant boards pass through Stewart surfboards. From custom Cervantes painted Stewarts to really unique classics and neo-retros. But hanging on the wall right now is an almost perfect trifecta of San Clemente area greats. A 9’5” Dale Velzy, multi redwood, cedar and balsa, Bill Stewart’s 10’ 21 stringer and a 9’ 6” Phil Edwards model Hobie. Three generations of top notch shapers, all three boards crafted within 10 miles of each other right here in San Clemente. Wood boards are the epitome of shaping craft.
Troy Mothershead as you all know is a very accomplished longboarder. He can rip it up, as well as hang off the tip with the best of them. He just sent me this clip of a sweet session on his 6’ 0” E-Type S-Winger. It shows the boards speed as well as agility. Take a peek and let me know what you think. Winter is here, and I cant think of a better board for serious surf. you are welcome to stop by the shop and demo an S-Winger. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy.
Check out this nice tidbit from Birdman TV. Some fun O-side surf with Josh Constable, Mitch Surman and of course our very own Steve Newton. Just some nice footage we would like to share.
Bill left for Hawaii today for a well deserved vacation. We want to make sure he is having a good time so if you can get us a photo of yourself with Bill, or just a shot of Bill having a good time, send it to email@example.com and I will get you a free tee shirt!
After almost a year of hard work, toil and trouble, The Mancave is finished! the 1500 sq. ft. Building was designed and built by Bill Stewart and is part art loft, music studio, mad science lab and hangout. The project was completed on the day of the Halloween party, and what a party it was! Great Music by Billy Watson band, Good food, Great costumes and of course tons of booze.This is one of those parties that only comes around every few years. The cave was lavishly decorated and full of revelers, you would have been hard pressed to believe you were in Bill and Cristy’s backyard.
Steve Newton, a top Stewart longboard surfer took 1st place at this years seafest contest sponsored by Timmy Patterson at the San Clemente Pier. The waves were small, but well formed. Steve took out some serious contenders in the final, including Mike Stidman, Josh Constable from Austrailia and Mitch Surman. No easy task by any means. We want to send out a hardy Congrats to Steve for his effort and wish him the best in his next endeavor in Peru. Do it again Steve in the land of the lefts! Much thanks and credit to Sheri Crummer for all the photos in this news piece.
If you’ve ever wanted to get a Stewart board for next to nothing, now’s the time! Come down to the shop and buy a $5 raffle ticket to win any board of your choice up to $1,000 retail value, courtesy of our favorite local Realtor, Chris Stewart. She’s been busy raising money and gathering food for Family Assistance Ministries, a local food bank that feeds about 5,000 people every month. Raffle tickets are available in the shop now until next Saturday, Oct 16th. Cash only, please — all the money goes directly to charity.
Having caught wind of Bill’s Night Stalker, Happy Hour Magazine took the time to sit down with Bill Stewart for an interview about the board and get some insight into the mind of the man who introduced the world to modern longboarding. Click through to read the whole interview.
Julie Whitgon stopped by today, fresh from her recent 1st place win at the 2010 Duke’s Ocean Festival to pick up her new winter board. Julie asked for a mid range board that paddled well and would handle big winter swells. Bill hand shaped a unique 7’3” E-type heavily modded fun shape. The board has beautiful curves,and a nice pulled nose. I see a lot of surfboards everyday, and this one really grabbed my attention. Bill is currently working on a new performance based fun board, diverting from the standard “egg” template. Also look for a new version of the ever popular Hydro Hull for 2011.