Wednesday, September 30, 2009

they've arrived

almond logs have arrived. first and only in the southeast....
hopefully there will be alot more.
thanks dave

some action pics to follow...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

striped trunk

three colors of escential trunks, check it.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

some more from daniel

some random adventures from one of our "helpers", daniel

in malibu


montauk 10-12 feet, thanks bill

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

custom wetsuits

we are there. it is time to open the door to full customized suits. there a couple of critical measurements and the turnaround is 2 weeks. the material is all black yamamoto in 3mm and 2mm. to get this project started, i am starting the suits at $450, and that includes everything (shipping, material, custom size, etc.). i know there is a market for these wetsuits, get one before the winter waters come in.......

if you're interested, contact us

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

update from keith in oz

keith is in oz, and he sent me some pics of adventures he has partaken in... check it

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

a couple new products

i am about to put these on the online store, stay tuned.....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

malibu part3

another early morning at malibu.  i got up around 530 and headed out, hoping for some kind wave.  to my delight, it was waist to chest on sets.  there were 15 people out, sharing the stoke.  one of the surfers was daniel (the guy in the main pic).  daniel is a sick surfer, and he only uses the escentials for speed, style, and glide.  it was cool meeting daniel and sharing some conversation.  

we ended up surfing for a couple hours, but the waves were still there.   another great experience at malibu.  i wish i woke up to that point.... maybe i will

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

the journey

well we embarked in a journey traveling down the coast.  it was a 2 day journey that ended us back in santa monica.  

we started with long beach to visit graham at shelter surf shop.  awesome shop.  graham was kind enough to have wetsuit discussions for about an hour, and all of it was very valuable info.  

just down the road is newport beach, where we visited dave at almond surfboards and designs.  awesome shop.  i got to see the setup, boards, suits, the whole nine.  i even purchased two boards to represent some almond quiver.  both boards are so sick.  i will post some pics when i get them on a computer.  anyways, i got up early the next morning to surf blackies, the waves were sub par, but at least i got wet.  the almond crew was out in full affect, and they all represented escential, i was super stoked on the loyalty to their home base and an upstart company.  

drove another 20 miles south to see nick at thalia, in laguna.  nick wasnt there but his shop was also awesome.  we decided to walk around laguna and explore what all the hype is about.  it was definitely a cool little town, with plenty of character.  

drove another 20 miles on the 5 to find myself in san clemente at icons of surf.  ben was a col guy and the shop was awesome, hahahaha.  they had plenty of boards, and all of them wanted to be ridden.  

before we could go back to santa monica, we drove another 20 miles to oceanside, to pay a visit to federoff, our suit designer.  i can say one thing about the meeting, if you are not always thriving to make a perfect product, you wont get there.  i gained alot of valuable info, and tried to get some plans for a front zip suit.  

all in all, a great trip, and an even better trip for escential.  i got back to the computer with too many thoughts about the visits.  i tried to piece all the feedback, and i know good things are still to come.  escential will get there....

tomorrow, malibu, then ventura, and up north.