This is a photo I took of my friend Ryk. He is a real inspiration. Ryk is a carpenter by trade but has a seemingly endless supply of energy…so at the end of the day he builds these amazing Tom Blake replicas at his shop in Cayucos. I think this one is a 12 or 14 footer but he has about a dozen of these he’s made in different lengths…some hot curls, some Blake style. They take him a whole bunch of hours to finish. I keep saying that I am going to take photos of the whole process one day for him…but I haven’t yet. These are some gorgeous wall hangers…or , in theory, I guess you could have one glassed and take it out for an old school glide.