New Products at Culture Brewing Marketplace!

culture brewing marketplace display

More exciting news for the Wave Arcade display at Culture Brewing Marketplace in Encinitas, CA on the 101. New products have been added to the mix – a new t-shirt (available online too) and custom dead palm handplanes. Dead Palm Handplane for the Vissla x Surfrider Upcycle Contest 2019 The handplanes available at the Culture…

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Motorcycles + Surfing: Wave Arcade CT90

Honda CT90 Surf Bike

There’s something that just feels right about the combination of old motorcycles and surfing. Maybe it’s the freedom of it, maybe it’s the feel, I don’t know, but I do know it feels right. There’s plenty of motorcycle/surf brands and companies that do some pretty cool stuff with it – off the top of my…

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The Green Retro Fish

green retro fish

Here’s a look into one of the 2 start to finish surfboards I made from Marko Foam Recycled EPS blanks. Dimensions: 5’5″ x 21″ x 2.5″Fins: Twin fin, wood, flat foil, modern keels This green machine fish shape was pretty much based entirely off of a classic Steve Lis fish kneeboard design. For the fins,…

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The Red Single Fin

red single fin

This was the second board I shaped from the two recycled EPS foam blanks from MarkFoam. Dimensions: 6’4″ x 20.25″ x 2.85″Fin: 6.25″ single, 50/50 foil, wood, moderate rake This red single fin was inspired by some of the classic Hawaiian shapes and some of Gerry Lopez’s surfboard designs. I wanted a single like this…

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The Different Shakas of North Shore (1987)

North Shore is one of the most enjoyable movies of all time. That’s not my opinion, that’s fact. It’s got everything you could ever ask for in a movie, and keeps you entertained for its entire 96 minutes. It’s really the perfect movie. While I could go on and on about why North Shore is…

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Surfing Scenes in Non-Surfing Movies

The shaka review of North Shore has me in a movie mindset. So here’s another take on surfing and movies. A different take, yet again – here we’re going to look at surfing in non-surfing movies. The criteria is simple – what movies feature a surfing scene or some sort of prominent surfing mention but…

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The Fiberglass Skateboard

fiberglass skateboard

Here’s an example of salvaging mistakes and eliminate something that would have otherwise been totally wasted. I was laying up a panel of fiberglass to make fin bases. This was an iteration of one of the earlier fin making methods I experimented with. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t a good one. I was using a large,…

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Wave Arcade Fins & Such Available at Culture Brewing – Encinitas

wave arcade product display

I’m happy to announce that you can find your favorite Wave Arcade products at Culture Brewing Marketplace in Encinitas, CA at 633 South Coast Highway 101. Definitely open Saturdays and Sundays 12-5, but also open other days too. There you’ll find a selection of handcrafted, wood fins (hemp glassed and no-glassed), t-shirts, koozies, wax combs,…

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Bodysurfing – Improve Your Surfing & Ride More Waves


Bodysurfing is a great way to not only enjoy more ways, but to improve your surfing too. It’s one of the purest forms of wave riding, that really requires you to develop a good eye and sense for waves if you want to get the most out of it – that’s probably the biggest benefit…

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Big Wave Surf Spots

big wave surf spots

Big wave surfing is a class of its own. Consequences are high, risk is huge, and the reward is something else entirely. Big wave surfing can be classified as either tow-in or paddle surfing waves that are 20 feet and larger. Where are the Biggest Waves in the World? Big waves typically occur when the…

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