SHED SESSIONS: Santa Cruz Edition
Original Post: Jan 9, 2018
Starring: Noah Wegrich and Darshan Gooch
Watch the boys as they test out four vintage surf-crafts in the waters of Santa Cruz.
For Season 2 of Shed Sessions, we’re taking a slightly different approach. Rather than allowing the surfers to run rampant in Eric “Bird” Huffman’s San Diego shop–picking out whatever boards they want–we’re letting Bird take the reins. “I started gathering boards in 1972,” says Bird. “At this point I’ve got about 1200, so there’s a wide, wide variety of boards. For this season, I’m gonna pull out three or four boards that I think would be fun, and then we’re gonna reunite the equipment with the area and the people where it came from in the first place.”
Bird’s picked out a classic ’60s performance longboard and a ’90s tow-board with weights down the middle, are anything but ordinary, but neither are the lines Gooch and Wegrich draw on them.
The boards, in order of appearance, are as follows:
Flying Fortress Shaped by: Andy Tyler Dims: 6’6″ x 21″ x 2.5″
Haut Shaped by: Doug Haut Dims: 9’6″
Rusty Shaped by: Rick Hamon Dims: 6’0″ x 17.25″ x 2.2″
Gemini Shaped by: Jeff Alexander Dims: 6’1″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 3/8″