BAck Again

Hey everyone! I ended up taking last week off for my birthday but starting today we are back in action. There is a ton of stuff going on right now so there should not be any shortage of stuff to write about in the coming weeks.  As I am sure you all have heard we are suppose to get slammed in the next few days by a huge south swell that mowed through Tahiti earlier this week. Luckily we have had some really fun days over the past week or two to give us a bit of a warm up! Here are a few shots from this morning and over the last few days…

The beachbreaks have been super clean over the last few days...

The beachbreaks have been super clean over the last few days...

My new 5`1 Cole BD3, pretty much the best birthday present in the world!

My new 5`1 Cole BD3, pretty much the best birthday present in the world!

My friend Trevor and I after another fun session. Trevor has been riding the 5`5 RNF lately and told me "I think I found a board to take me to the next level..."

My friend Trevor and I after another fun session. Trevor has been riding the 5`5 RNF lately and told me "I think I finally found a board to take me to the next level..."

 Also this weekend is the US Open up in HB where Sea Walk will be competing in the Corona Noserider Invitational, as well  as the second stop of the REvolt Surf Series at the Crystal pier in PB.  If you are going to be in the area of either event be sure and come check it out. If the swell hits as forecast, things could get really interesting!

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5`1 Cole Aviso BD3

We have been logging some serious hours on the 5`1 Cole over the last few days and I have to say, the board is Amazing!  Christian had the board down at Lowers all day Saturday, and I had it at Uppers all day Sunday and Monday.  I had a couple great sessions on the board and let a bunch of my friends try it as well.  The boys were blown away by how fast the board was and how you could hook such tight turns right in the pocket.  It really is a joy to hop on the trunkboard after riding the same shortboard day after day and just approach the wave in a whole new way. The BD3 will fit where your  standard thruster can only dream of being! Check back soon for more…

THe 5`1 Cole BD3 made its debut down the trail this weekend...

THe 5`1 Cole BD3 made its debut down the trail this weekend...

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Cole checking out the first 5`1 Aviso BD3!

HEre are some shots of Cole checking out the first 5`1 Aviso this afternoon down at his shop in San Clemente…

Cole stoked on the finished product!

Cole stoked on the finished product!

How sick do those channels look!

How sick do those channels look!

5`1 Cole Aviso BD3 with five fin option... Amazing!

5`1 Cole Aviso BD3 with five fin option... Amazing!

The 5`1 feel like its going to be the perfect BD3 for me, I cant wait to try it out!!

The 5`1 feels like its going to be the perfect BD3 for me, I cant wait to try it out!!

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First 5`1 should be down tomorrow!!!

Check out these shots of the 5`1 Cole trunkboard tool and the very first board!  We should have the first one down in Southern California tomorrow….

Laying out the first board

Laying out the first board

The very first 5`1 Aviso BD3!

The very first 5`1 Aviso BD3!

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Its Done!!!

Here it is, introducing the 5`1 Cole/Aviso! Cole put the finishing touches on it before he split yesterday for El Salvador and it looks great! Check back soon for more info on the board and look for the 5`1 Aviso coming soon…

Cole finishing up!

Cole finishing up!

Cole definitely has the "Midas Touch"!

Cole definitely has the Midas touch!

5`1 Cole BD3 for Aviso!

5`1 Cole BD3 for Aviso!

So sick!

So sick!

The 5`1 Cole for Aviso with quad-bonzer bottom.

The 5`1 Cole for Aviso with quad-bonzer bottom.

Deep double bonzer running the length of the board with a quad-bonzer running from just under/behind your front foot and out the tail.

Deep double bonzer running the length of the board with a quad-bonzer running from just under/behind your front foot all the way out the tail.

Go deep... real deep! (thats for you DW)

Go deep... real deep! (thats for you DW)

The perfect blend of the 5`0 and 5`2...

The perfect blend of the 5`0 and 5`2...

Double bonzer all the way through to really push water from nose to tail...

Double bonzer all the way from nose to tail to really push the water through...

This makes the board super drivey for its size and also helps you go rail to rail with ease...

This makes the board super drivey for its size and also helps you go rail to rail with ease...

Checking the 5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 trunk board from all angles...

Checking the 5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 trunk board from all angles...

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The 5`1 is almost done!

Cole is almost done with the plug for the 5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3! Cole has done it again, the board looks truly amazing!! He had to have spent about three hours today perfecting the quad-bonzer bottom. I could not believe the time he put into it. After watching him today I have even more respect for what it takes to create such a work of art. It was really a beautiful thing to see!

Here are a handful of shots I snapped off in the shaping room. Check back tomorrow for more pics…

Here we go...

Here we go!

Cole digging in...

Cole digging in...

Starting to take shape.

Starting to take shape.

Looking good..

Looking good..

Sick!

Sick Bonzer!

now

"Now we make it a quad-bonzer..."

Check and double check!

Check and double check!

Its all coming together...

Its all coming together...

Quad-concave taking shape...

Quad-concave taking shape...

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Everything is looking good!

Everything is looking good!

Another masterpiece! Check back tomorrow for more...

Another masterpiece! Check back tomorrow for more...

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Coming Soon…

Responding to the demand for a trunkboard that would fill the gap between the 5`0 and 5`2, Cole started work today on a 5`1 BD3 plug.  Personally I am very excited about this board.  While I love the 5`0 and the 5`2, I have always felt that the ideal BD3 for me (at 6`0, 165lbs.) would be something right in the middle of the two boards.  This new model should fall right in that range.  Here are a few shots I took of Cole this morning checking out the plug and getting ready to dig in!

Cole getting ready to craft another masterpiece!

Cole getting ready to craft another masterpiece!

Here is what we do..

"Alright, here we go..."

Looks just right!

Looks just right!

This is where it all begins...

This is where it all begins...

5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 coming soon...

5`1 Cole/Aviso BD3 coming soon...

The blvd. of broken dreams...

The blvd. of broken dreams...

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