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Surfboards by Dewey Weber

December 4, 2012

If we are friends, than you most likely know that I am a sucker for Dewey Weber Surfboards. The first longboard I ever purchased was a 9’0 Dewey Weber Performer. I was working at Cheka-Looka at the time, and pretty much everything I knew about surfing came from Jeff, Bubba, and Ricky. Ricky used to surf for Weber…so he understandably had a soft spot for Dewey’s. That being said, the decision to put me on the DW Performer was green across the board. It was big, it was blue, and it came with a hatchet fin.

I was stoked. Up to that point, my only experience with longboards was with the sticks that Cheka-Looka kept in the rental fleet. Don’t get me wrong, those boards weren’t bad…but nothing could prepare me for my first session out on the performer.

Easy-paddling, dime-turning, stoke-mining, wave-catching machine.

I was stoked. The next day at Cheka-Looka, I grabbed a DW t-shirt, and a sticker to throw on my car.

A few months back, my friend Scott and I picked up a few boards from Almond Surfboards & Designs. Scott bought a Lumberjack, and I scored a Surf Thump. I friggin love my Surf Thump. It’s 9’8″,piggish, and has a glassed on D-fin. After taking the Surf Thump out a few times, I contacted Dave at Almond…to see if he would be interested in selling his boards through the site. Shortly after, we proudly announced a partnership with Almond Surfboards & Designs.

After getting most of Almond’s quiver up on the site, I started talking with Justin over at Peanut Butter Coast about who else Stoke Harvester could bring on board. There are more than a few great surfboard manufacturers out there that SH would be excited to work with. Everyone has their favorite…Dewey Weber is mine.

I contacted Shea Weber. Stoke Harvester now sells Surfboards by Dewey Weber.

At the moment we have three different models available on the site; The Stlyist, Performer, and Feather Fastback. If you’re looking to add a performance fin to your collection, we also have Dewey’s Hatchet fin. More DW boards and clothing will be added to the store in the coming months. In the meantime if there’s something you want, and it’s not listed on the site…Shoot us an email.

One step closer to getting my Red Jacket. ;)

Events, Film, News

Dewey Weber: Surfing Heritage Exhibit

November 9, 2012

The much-anticipated biography of flamboyant surfing legend Dewey Weber (1938-1993) is the inspiration for the current exhibition at the Surfing Heritage Foundation.

The exhibition, Little Man On Wheels, is curated by Barry Haun and consists of key surfboards (such as the Dewey Weber Performer, the single most produced longboard model in the history of surfing), photographs, illustrations, and other objects that punctuate the development of Dewey Weber as an iconic surfer, millionaire businessman, and tireless industry promoter.

The Dewey Weber Exhibit began in September, and will be on display untill Dec. 22, 2012.

This video montage was produce by Matt Warshaw. Matt is the creator of the Encyclopedia of Surfing, which will soon be available online.

Connect:
Surfing Heritage Foundation
Encyclopedia of Surfing – Facebook page

Retro Stoke Harvester

From the Archives: Ricky Young Manhattan Beach 1960

May 20, 2012

We posted this photo on our Facebook page a few months back…but I think it deserves to go up again. When I got hired at Cheka-Looka, Ricky was doing ding-repair for the shop. Back in the day, Ricky was ranked the fifth best surfer in the country and was both working and riding for Dewey Weber. In 1998 Ricky had his own shop in Bellevue, Wa…and was hosting The Kahlua Westport Longboard Classic.

Ricky would take breaks from the shaping bay and school me on the ways of surf life. “It’s important to take coffee breaks when you’re surfing with chicks,” and “you HAVE TO surf a Dewey Weber Performer with a hatchet fin.”

Here’s a Seattle Times article on Ricky from back in 98.

Cheers,
– Shawn