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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Wave Arcade Fin Materials & Challenges

Wave Arcade Fin Iterations

Wave Arcade has been in a state of constant evolution from the start. It’s always had a set of core components to guide the way: eco-friendly materials, handcrafted products, experimentation, fun. But how those components have been realized are constantly in flux. With the fins, my goal is to create something made from sustainable/low-impact materials…

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Trial, Error, Failure, Repeat & The World Wide Web

Fin iterations

Sometimes it’s easy to look at a website or an Instagram or even just a product and assume it’s all peaches. At least I can fall victim to that and certainly have in the past. If you look at the Wave Arcade Instagram and read some things on the blog, my hope is that you…

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Retro Surf Arcade Games for You

8bit Surf Game

The Wave Arcade project is big on exploration and experimentation. So with no real game design or game coding experience, I figured it’d be a good idea to create a special, secret retro-inspired video game to accompany everything else Wave Arcade has to offer. Wave Arcade has its name for a few reasons – maybe…

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