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Jeff McCallum

  • Jeff McCallum
    Jeff McCallum
  • New one for @joeltudorsurfboards 
Diamond Tail Twin Fin available @resincraft next week.
    New one for @joeltudorsurfboards Diamond Tail Twin Fin available @resincraft next week.
  • A couple going to @hsssurf they’ll be there Monday.
    A couple going to @hsssurf they’ll be there Monday.
  • This is the only one left 7’4” quad

Text (858)405-7856 for more info.
    This is the only one left 7’4” quad Text (858)405-7856 for more info.
  • For sale today and today only. 
Local pick up preferred. Text (858)405-7856 for more info.  
6’6” 
6’8”
7’4”
All are future quads no fins
    For sale today and today only. Local pick up preferred. Text (858)405-7856 for more info. 6’6” 6’8” 7’4” All are future quads no fins
  • Couple from this weeks batch waiting for gloss.
    Couple from this weeks batch waiting for gloss.
  • This Photo has been bouncing around a bit as Steve Lis party of my own fault I posted it a year or two ago saying it was. But turns out it’s a guy they called Fritter. I reached out to Rex Huffman to get the story and here’s the response I got.  Pretty classic stuff form a classic guy you can’t make this stuff up.  









A guy we called Fritter! No one ever knew his real name or spoke to him!! He took some serious beatings in the day!!

Trust me this guy is in this position by shear accident!! 


Stevie surfed the Rock maybe a total of 2 times and would never have gotten in this deadly position!!

Losing that kneecap gimped me on rights because of pressure on the inside knee on turns! Younger I went either way for years bu that is rare.

Fang confirmation on photo! Fritter!
Death position. I am pretty sure he was gone for awhile after this unfortunate situation!
He was never allowed near the point position or launch zone so this occurred on the inside double up day where the wave caught him! He did not catch the wave!
Back then we all new to take off straight and plant and hope the fin and inside rail caught! This was an incredibly difficult maneuver back then- twin fin spin out boards- no leash- heavy wetsuits- guys like me screaming at you to take off or ” launch” or paddle in. Water bullying at its height!
Few surfers surfed the Rock back then- only guys like O Rourke- and a few others caught on from us how to drop in and catch vs get launched!
Remember- Jeff - this was 40 years ago!!
We were kook kneeboarders but also Astronauts of this heaving barely ridden challenge!!
Stitches and broken boards were daily during good swells!
Rail grab surfing not yet evolved or pig dog but I witnessed it coming into the arena!
I wish you could have surfed or witnessed the story and evolution back then!! It was incredible. I am lucky to have been a part regardless of injuries and the future agony!!
TheRock was our Pipeline back then!!!
@jojoroper @joeljitsu
    This Photo has been bouncing around a bit as Steve Lis party of my own fault I posted it a year or two ago saying it was. But turns out it’s a guy they called Fritter. I reached out to Rex Huffman to get the story and here’s the response I got. Pretty classic stuff form a classic guy you can’t make this stuff up. A guy we called Fritter! No one ever knew his real name or spoke to him!! He took some serious beatings in the day!! Trust me this guy is in this position by shear accident!! Stevie surfed the Rock maybe a total of 2 times and would never have gotten in this deadly position!! Losing that kneecap gimped me on rights because of pressure on the inside knee on turns! Younger I went either way for years bu that is rare. Fang confirmation on photo! Fritter! Death position. I am pretty sure he was gone for awhile after this unfortunate situation! He was never allowed near the point position or launch zone so this occurred on the inside double up day where the wave caught him! He did not catch the wave! Back then we all new to take off straight and plant and hope the fin and inside rail caught! This was an incredibly difficult maneuver back then- twin fin spin out boards- no leash- heavy wetsuits- guys like me screaming at you to take off or ” launch” or paddle in. Water bullying at its height! Few surfers surfed the Rock back then- only guys like O Rourke- and a few others caught on from us how to drop in and catch vs get launched! Remember- Jeff - this was 40 years ago!! We were kook kneeboarders but also Astronauts of this heaving barely ridden challenge!! Stitches and broken boards were daily during good swells! Rail grab surfing not yet evolved or pig dog but I witnessed it coming into the arena! I wish you could have surfed or witnessed the story and evolution back then!! It was incredible. I am lucky to have been a part regardless of injuries and the future agony!! TheRock was our Pipeline back then!!! @jojoroper @joeljitsu
  • Batches start every Wednesday and finish the next Friday. This is  5 of @superwolf 10 this week.  Being consistent is the only way it works.
    Batches start every Wednesday and finish the next Friday. This is 5 of @superwolf 10 this week. Being consistent is the only way it works.
  • That same single fin from a couple days ago.  @superwolf on the abstract. 
@visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators
    That same single fin from a couple days ago. @superwolf on the abstract. @visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators
  • Pre gloss double pins
    Pre gloss double pins
  • 5’3” MFord.   @visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators
    5’3” MFord. @visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators
  • Feeling this little single fin.  It will be available @iconsofsurf not this Saturday but the following one.  It’ll go quick.
    Feeling this little single fin. It will be available @iconsofsurf not this Saturday but the following one. It’ll go quick.
  • Here’s a detail I’ve intentionally left of the Internet for the last few years.  The biggest gripe about the chime is the amount of extra foam in the nose, creating more swing weight.  Well this slight nose concave reduces that. Thus helping the board perform in more critical sections of the waves.  This theory has been tested and proven by @joeljitsu @jojoroper and and few others through the years.
    Here’s a detail I’ve intentionally left of the Internet for the last few years. The biggest gripe about the chime is the amount of extra foam in the nose, creating more swing weight. Well this slight nose concave reduces that. Thus helping the board perform in more critical sections of the waves. This theory has been tested and proven by @joeljitsu @jojoroper and and few others through the years.
  • Waiting for gloss.
    Waiting for gloss.
  • Roughed out 6’3” for my friend Goichi.
    Roughed out 6’3” for my friend Goichi.
  • Making new friends on the Dusy Ershim trail last weekend.  I helped winch this guy back on all fours after they pulled out a clothes  line as a tow strap.  If he hadn’t of caught the tree on the corner of his hood he would of gone another 25-30 yrds down the ravine.  In the end though these guys saved our ass cause we weren’t prepared for the snow and the 31 miles without any service or backup.  I
    Making new friends on the Dusy Ershim trail last weekend. I helped winch this guy back on all fours after they pulled out a clothes line as a tow strap. If he hadn’t of caught the tree on the corner of his hood he would of gone another 25-30 yrds down the ravine. In the end though these guys saved our ass cause we weren’t prepared for the snow and the 31 miles without any service or backup. I
  • 6’8” for those big days at Tourmaline. 




@visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators #lovematuse
    6’8” for those big days at Tourmaline. @visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators #lovematuse
  • Batches start every Wednesday and finish the following Friday.
    Batches start every Wednesday and finish the following Friday.
  • L7 available exclusively in Japan since 2010



Photos by @ghighhouse
    L7 available exclusively in Japan since 2010 Photos by @ghighhouse
  • One from 4 years ago
    One from 4 years ago
  • 5months 4days 3hours 31seconds.
    5months 4days 3hours 31seconds.
  • One I found in my archives form a bit ago.  Not sure how long, how wide or where it went.
    One I found in my archives form a bit ago. Not sure how long, how wide or where it went.
  • Dylan Jones on an 8’ Tear Drop 
Photo @ghighhouse
    Dylan Jones on an 8’ Tear Drop Photo @ghighhouse
  • Bringing it back to 2006.  These little quad eggs have been my bread and butter since the beginning.  Built all of these every step of the way.
    Bringing it back to 2006. These little quad eggs have been my bread and butter since the beginning. Built all of these every step of the way.
  • Giving the first Simmons a go back in 2007.  This was the first Simmons I shaped and the second one ever built. @visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators @matuseinc #lovematuse
    Giving the first Simmons a go back in 2007. This was the first Simmons I shaped and the second one ever built. @visslasurf #creatorsandinnovators @matuseinc #lovematuse
  • This is something we’ve never seen or done before.  That is an actually @basecampx straight razor inlayed inside there. This project started awhile back and is now in full force.   Check out @basecampx and @baxterofca for more info.  





A special thank you to @brookssterling for the dragging this thing out to the desert to take some insane photos of it.   





Keep an eye out for more to come.
    This is something we’ve never seen or done before. That is an actually @basecampx straight razor inlayed inside there. This project started awhile back and is now in full force. Check out @basecampx and @baxterofca for more info. A special thank you to @brookssterling for the dragging this thing out to the desert to take some insane photos of it. Keep an eye out for more to come.
  • Roughed out C/S
    Roughed out C/S

Bio

Jeff McCallum is a tough guy to describe – at least with any brevity. Vocationally, he’s one of the surf industry’s most creative shapers. He’s brought to life instant classics like the Spoon, the Quagg, the Slick Rick and the Hollow Point. The following for his handiwork stretches from Japan to France and back to SoCal. And Jeff’s shaping San Diego facility closely resembles an airplane hangar – which is only fitting considering the high speed product it houses. But that’s just the top level. When he isn’t working on new designs with Joel Tudor or sipping Bordeaux amid a board-building binge (alliteration in the house), Jeff can be found hooping with regularity and kicking it with his English Mastiff, Kimbo. Jeff McCallum’s personality and talents are as unique as the boards that he shapes – not like that description really does him much justice.

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:19:48

Stuck between a rock and a hard place while breaking in the shop truck