Thomas Williams, shot by Juju Lazar on a thrift store bought Yashica fx-2
Some Saturday morning SPAM and eggs with Cliff Kapono, riding the Kalapana.
Last year was Tom's first year away from home (and his first time away from some of the better varieties of reef breaks he grew up surfing.) Now going to school at Point Loma in La Jolla, CA, Tom's quiver has evolved to compensate for some less powerful conditions.
Thomas Williams: 5'9" x 160 lbs.
Boards left to right:
5'6 Ranga (EPS/epoxy:) 19 1/2 x 2 3/8 27.3cl
5'10 Delano: 18 5/8 x 2 5/16 25.6cl #boardsforboobies
5'3 Nugget: 19 3/4 x 2 1/2 29.0cl
5'10 Alpha (R.I.P.:) 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 25.4cl
Thomas on his 5'10 Delano is some small/punchy stuff.
Tom riding the same 5'10 Delano in some more solid surf from a few weeks ago.
Slop-pop on the 5'6 Ranga.
I only started using the CNC machine's about 4 or 5 years ago. My first few files and cuts were created with the help of john and jay richardson of Surfboards Makaha, and like most shapers, I was immediately drawn to the reliability and consistency that the machine cuts were allowing- especially for making HP shortboards.
I've been trying to set a side a day each week to focus on getting back to the basics of hand-shaping. The first few were really stressful, just getting the kinks worked out- now its my favorite production day.
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