52 min

Dave Allee of Almond Surfboards: Even 2 ft waves can be firing Basis Surf Podcast

    • Sports

In this podcast I interviewed Dave Allee the founder of @almondsurfboards and talked about how with the right attitude and the right equipment, even 2 ft can be firing, which is their company ethos. It’s a super interesting discussion about the right craft for small waves including midlengths, longboards, and single fins.
 
Chapters
00:00 Introduction and the Importance of Equipment
03:47 Origin Story of Almond Surfboards
05:45 Getting Started in Shaping
08:07 Transitioning to Alternative Boards
10:03 Benefits of Riding a Log
14:47 Influence of Newport Beach on Almond Surfboards
21:45 Regional Differences in Board Design
24:10 Choosing a Longboard
26:32 The Surf Nice Longboard Model
27:29 Sizing the Length of the Board
29:24 Choosing a Board for Beginners
31:19 The Benefits of Single Fins
32:10 Transitioning to Smaller Craft
36:00 The Philosophy of Mid-Length Boards
44:04 The 5'4" R Series Foamie
47:15 Working with Andy Nieblas
51:05 The Perfect Wave
 
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Thumbnail credits: @thomas_henry_green
Surfers: @andynieblas @_n.adams_ @tegan_gainan @drewmeseck
🎥: @evan.adamson

In this podcast I interviewed Dave Allee the founder of @almondsurfboards and talked about how with the right attitude and the right equipment, even 2 ft can be firing, which is their company ethos. It’s a super interesting discussion about the right craft for small waves including midlengths, longboards, and single fins.
 
Chapters
00:00 Introduction and the Importance of Equipment
03:47 Origin Story of Almond Surfboards
05:45 Getting Started in Shaping
08:07 Transitioning to Alternative Boards
10:03 Benefits of Riding a Log
14:47 Influence of Newport Beach on Almond Surfboards
21:45 Regional Differences in Board Design
24:10 Choosing a Longboard
26:32 The Surf Nice Longboard Model
27:29 Sizing the Length of the Board
29:24 Choosing a Board for Beginners
31:19 The Benefits of Single Fins
32:10 Transitioning to Smaller Craft
36:00 The Philosophy of Mid-Length Boards
44:04 The 5'4" R Series Foamie
47:15 Working with Andy Nieblas
51:05 The Perfect Wave
 
Subscribe for more interviews with pro surfers, coaches, shapers, and everyday surfers like Matt Meola, Noel Salas of Surf n Show, Victor Bernardo, Matt Parker of Album Surf, Kassia Meador, Ryan Lovelace, Dylan Lightfoot, Derek Dunfee, Magnum Martinez, Isaac Stant, Nakoa Decoite, and more!
 
Join our community of over 28k followers on IG and 15k on TikTok:
Basis Instagram
Basis TikTok
Basis Facebook
 
Sign up for our free surfboard guide for sizing down volume, video library and newsletter
 
Thumbnail credits: @thomas_henry_green
Surfers: @andynieblas @_n.adams_ @tegan_gainan @drewmeseck
🎥: @evan.adamson

52 min

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