Got this shot and note from Aaron Goulding, local photog.
"Here's a shot of JP smacking the lip. This is one dude that you don't want to get smacked by."
Mon, May 2 2011 02:04
I just finished shaping a 8'-5" Regulator for Tony Kendall. He was stoked on the way in turned out. We will post some photos of the finished board when it's ready.
Sun, Apr 24 2011 12:18
Wed, Apr 20 2011 04:28
After a temporary setback (damn hip) I'm back and shaping all kinds of custom shapes.
Orders are picking up and I'm stoked. Drop me a line and let's talk. You know you want to order a new board!
Tue, Apr 12 2011 02:40
I came across this old photo from the 90's. The mid to late 90's was an exciting and productive time for us shapers. I was lucky enough to have a great bunch of guys riding for me and the Iron Cross/Murphy team. Good times! We were stacked: Bassy, Tom and Emmo were hard to beat. And they are still out there ripping it up on all kinds of different boards. Bassy is the man behind Sacred Craft and Emerson, with the Swami's Surfing Association, is still the man at Cardiff. Good memories for sure. dm
Sat, Apr 9 2011 11:42
Lance is always kind enough to send us photos of some of our riders doing their thing. Seems like Lance and JP are on the same wavelength (pun intended). Once again, JP and his funky-painted Southwind getting pitted.
Sun, Apr 3 2011 07:14
A kind-of-rare sighting of JP actually going right.
The colors on the board: now that's a whole 'nuther story.
photo: John Slavin
Fri, Mar 25 2011 05:20
hah! just kidding... JP last week in the lounge section.
photo: Lance Smith
Tue, Mar 22 2011 05:36
My friend Ed Lewis started making custom handplanes about a year ago. He and his friend Kipp founded *enjoy handplanes in N. County San Diego and they make these handplanes out of recycled foam from old, lifeless and broken surfboards. These old broken down surfboards find new life in the form of a body surfing device – and also avoid the landfill. The quality of these planes is immediately evident in the custom resin tints, design colors and solid glass work. These ‘lil handplanes have really found a unique niche in the surfing market – so much so, that the folks at Sacred Craft have taken notice. An *enjoy handplanes window sized poster adourns the street window frontage of the Rittenhouse Building in downtown Santa Cruz, the current site of the Spring 2011 Sacred Craft expo. Way to go Ed! Check out all their insane work at the *enjoy hand planes website.
Sun, Mar 20 2011 02:47
Sat, Mar 19 2011 11:19
"All good things are wild and free."- Henry David Thoreau
This quote from a calendar in my kitchen reminds me of JP from Gold Fish Point. He is all about spreading the stoke. This 7'4" he hooked me up with is most definitely an extension of that. And check the killer custom paint job on the bottom.. A rockin' rocker fo sho. Thanks JP.
from Andrew Bergeron
Mon, Mar 14 2011 03:06
Pick up the latest edition of Revolt In Style magazine and you will enjoy a nice write-up/article about Dennis and his shaping philosophies. And on the adjacent page is a quick interview with Monica DeLeon, a new team rider. You can also check it out online at
(scroll through to pages 24 and 25, i think)
He's a little bit country.....
She's a little bit rock-n-roll...
Tue, Mar 8 2011 02:03
Here is the Stella Maris Academy class with their Gala Art project for 2011.
Great job kids!
The board was shaped by Dennis and glassed by Joe Roper.
The school is located on the beautiful site of Mary, Star of the Sea in La Jolla.
Mon, Feb 28 2011 03:27
Many of our team riders have unique surfing styles and are unique in so many other ways. Style, music, clothes, colors, lifestyle etc. That's what makes our wave riding pursuit so great. You can express your individuality in many ways. You can create what ever kind of board you want to ride, ride it the way you want to, and make it any color you want. Logos, no logos, spray, tint, multi-stringers, pin lines, volan, acidy.......the list goes on and on.
Here's Mr. One-of-a-Kind with his new 9'-10". Don't stare too long and the mini squares: or you'll go koo-koo.
Wed, Feb 23 2011 02:09