Elleciel's BLOG

Sat

14

Jun

2014

Accessories @ Elleciel Workshop

 

A few basic accessories for sale at Elleciel workshop in Nai Harn Phuket.


Fins are composite Gl, G5, G7 like, available in black or white. 8” center fins with plate and screw and Future fins like in black.


Leashes are made with 2 swivels, basic but I am very happy about the quality. Have them in 6’, 7’, 8’ and  9’ (100Baht per foot :) 

 

Wax is the local Gecko Glue but a new receipt that work very

well in our tropical waters (80Baht).


Some board bags made in Bali as well. Call to check what’s in stock.

david: david@elleciel.com or 0831928161

 

Click on pics to enlarge and see prices.

 

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15

May

2014

Punchy @ G-Land

Punchy in G-Land 2014
Punchy in G-Land 2014
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Sun

11

May

2014

Money and life (2013)

Money and Life

Money and Life is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that asks a provocative question: can we see theeconomic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity?

This cinematic odyssey connects the dots on our current economic pains and offers a new story of money based on an emerging paradigm of planetary well-being that understands all of life as profoundly interconnected.

This cinematic odyssey takes us on a journey, from the origins of money to connecting the systemic dots on the current global financial crisis and how we got here.

Most importantly, Money and Life says that we owe it to ourselves to understand the fundamentals of this technology called money in order to be effective participants in the economic transformation that is happening around us, a shift more rapid and as profound as the Industrial Revolution. 

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Tue

29

Apr

2014

Living the simple life

by Jeremie Schatz

Article and beautiful photos by Jeremie Schatz Phuket Gazette April26-May2,2014
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"Living the simple life"
Article and beautiful photos by Jeremie Schatz
Phuket Gazette
April26-May2,2014
Apr 26-14 pp44_big file.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 6.8 MB

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Fri

28

Mar

2014

P Yam's Finless Project

#139 finless surfboard shape
#139

Everything started many month ago when P Yam booked board #139 as it is his number. Next came the idea of a bat tail and then a finless board. Many many mails later we set the goal to be something similar to Chris Garrett’s finless warrior. After seven hours in the shaping bay, two bottom glassing (of the board of course) sessions with master glasser Lane Mead and too many hours of sanding, here is the result. Now we all wonder how it will go and if this is a bat tail or a Batman tail!?

5’10” x 21” x Y
3.150kg

Click on pics...

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Wed

26

Mar

2014

Shaping Time Lapse

Had some fun shaping that one.. final result of board #140 coming soon...
Thanks for watching :)

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Fri

07

Mar

2014

Bob & Sink | The Trial and Error of Ryan Burch

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Mon

17

Feb

2014

Elleciel workshop new location

Still in Rawai, Nai Harn, south of Phuket Island, Thailand.

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Click on the pics to enlarge and read directions.

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Sun

26

Jan

2014

The NEW Workshop is READY!!!

See how to get there here

 

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Sun

29

Dec

2013

Working on it!!!

Elleciel's new workshop

As you may know Elleciel's workshop moved away from it's little paradise... but to another one, a bigger one!! I have been working on the 1st floor where we now live and the action is now taking place at the ground floor where I am setting up the "giant" 70m2 workshop (26m2 before!). As Usual when working on a building things take more time than expected, planed and wished but it's going forward. The shaping bay is ready and the glassing is almost set as well.

Elleciel shaping bay

Still much to do but I hope to be ready to shape the first boards in february.
Thanks to all for your patience and see you at the house warming!
david

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Sat

09

Nov

2013

Rehabilitating ecosystems impressively FAST!!

And my heros Willie Smits!
Posted here 3 years ago already but an amazing source of inspiration and hope ;)

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Sat

21

Sep

2013

Paulownia One

no fiberglass...
no fiberglass...

 

 

First Paulownia wood project.

Building and final result

to be seen
HERE

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Thu

15

Aug

2013

New cooperation with Jim Welch's sarongs

Jim Welch surfrags and elleciel custom surfboards
http://surfrags.net/
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Sat

10

Aug

2013

Wooden fins by Jerome

wooden sur fins by Jerome

 

Handcrafted wooden fins by Jerome.
Beautiful, strong and unique.
Made to order... tell us what do you want!

 

Contact

 

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Sat

10

Aug

2013

Organic SurfWax

minor surfwax

 

MINOR SURFWAX
Finally some 100% Organic, non petro-chimicals, biodegradable,

super hot water surfwax!!!
110Baht

 

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Mon

05

Aug

2013

Finally a great video!!

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Mon

29

Jul

2013

Nueng on her Drop 8'

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Mon

29

Jul

2013

TAKE ONE

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Fri

28

Jun

2013

Press releases

L'homme qui lisait les vagues

2013 Le Paris-Phuket, interview by Régis Roué

in french/en français

leparisphuket online

Wood is good

2011 By Tom Fekete from the late "Thai Surfrider Magazine"

Sadly the magazine stopped just before this issue...

http://www.thaisurfrider.com/

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Sun

19

May

2013

Surfrags & Elleciel's cooperation

Fish surfboard wood elleciel surfragsthailand

Finally the result of the cooperation of Surfrags and Elleciel! Here is Jim Welch's new board, a 5'8" Fish. PLEASE let us know what do you think of it! This is very lickely just a first one!!


SURFRAGS.NET

more about that board HERE

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Fri

10

May

2013

3rd anniversary

On the 11th of May 2553 (2010) a small balsa fish touched salted water for the first time, that was the beginning of Elleciel. Three years and hundred and ten boards later I am still living my dream. Building pretty devices for people to enjoy what oceans and seas have to offer. I’ve learned a lot but I still understand so little about the complexity of surfcrafts and all what is still to be understood is what feed my passion. Building a board in my workshop with music or radio documentaries, butterflies flying trough the shop is great but meeting people from so many different backgrounds, coming with an idea of a board that they would like to surf, opening a dialog that often leads to a friendship is the real fantastic side of this “job”. I feel absolutely lucky to share so much good energy with all of you.

Tomorrow morning, again, I will wake up with the sun, excited and amazingly motivated to go work on these beautiful boards.  Thank you very very much to make me live my dream. 

 

See you in the water or in the dusty workshop.

 

MERCI

david

 

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Sun

05

May

2013

Tyler Warren - Classical

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Thu

28

Mar

2013

Octopus........

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Mon

25

Mar

2013

Miss Ho and the Boards by Remy Musser

Copyright 2013 Netfalls All rights reserved on all pics

 

Miss Ho and Minos #100 & #101 this morning.

 

Thanks a lot to Remy Musser the photographer.

Find more about him on Facebook or on www.netfalls.com

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Wed

20

Mar

2013

on the rack #101

Minos "P"

5'4" x 20”⅝ x 2”½

 

click on  #101  to see more

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Fri

15

Feb

2013

Kymatica

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Wed

13

Feb

2013

Japanese Water Therapy: Heal Your Body Naturally

It is popular in Japan to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. 

Apparently, for old and serious diseases, as well as modern illnesses, the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

METHOD OF TREATMENT: 
 
  1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 640 ml (21.6 oz) of water;

- The water must not contain fluoride;

- There is another version of this therapy on Yahoo! News, but they recommend drinking in the morning 1.5 liters (50.7 oz) of water. In my opinion this is a deception, because drinking too much water is dangerous to your health:

"The opposite of dehydration is a condition known as hyponatremia (...) which means "low sodium" and is sometimes referred to as water intoxication. 

Drinking too much water in too short a time overwhelms the kidneys and can cause a sudden drop in blood sodium levels. Sodium is one of the body's electrolytes (the others are potassium, chloride and bicarbonate). A drop in sodium leads to water entering the brain, causing it to swell. Results include lethargy, disorientation, confusion, seizures, coma and death." (Source)


"Rapid intake of too much water floods the inside of cells when sodium is depleted. This sodium depletion, called hyponatremia, can rupture the cells, either from extra pressure on the cells from without, or from pressure within flooded cells.

Generally speaking, we hit the danger zone when we take in more water than what our kidneys can process in a hour. And for someone with extremely healthy kidneys that is about 30 oz. of water in a hour (please don’t drink that much!). Drinking too much water in rapid succession can prove fatal and should definitely be avoided." (Source)

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute;

3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal;

4. After breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours;

5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day;

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life;

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases: 

1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days 
2. Gastric - 10 days 
3. Diabetes - 30 days 
4. Constipation - 10 days 
5. Cancer - 180 days 
6. TB - 90 days 
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily. 

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
to source

 

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Mon

04

Feb

2013

Beings of Frequency

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Fri

25

Jan

2013

Official Declassified Documents: Poisonous Chemtrails Were Sprayed Onto the US Population

Whenever you will publicly question the official stories, you will expose yourself to labels such as "conspiracy theorist" or "nutjob". Most of those who will call you a conspiracy theorist are so ignorant that they don't even understand what it actually means. They say it like it's an insult, and because they add so much arrogance and venom into it, it eventually becomes an insult.

Some people are so ignorant and stupid that they are ready to defend the official stories with everything they've got. They will fight to defend their rotten reality to the end, and they will find explanations even for the most blatant lies one could imagine. And they will be proud...proud of being ignorant, proud of being shallow, proud of supporting the troops and voting for X or Y -- proud of all the cliches that come as a result of many years of brainwashing and mind programming.

So, if you want to question the official stories, accept that in the eyes of the majority you will never be a hero -- not even when you will bring a ton of evidence to support your claims. All you will ever get to be is a conspiracy theorist, and all your victories will be bitter-tasting and heart-aching. Like when you will read that official declassified documents prove that the government conducted tests with poisonous gas sprayed onto the US population from jets, back in the 80s. But what do I really know? I'm just a conspiracy theorist.

 

Original article HERE

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Thu

03

Jan

2013

Water the great mystey

Fascinating movie spans the globe to reveal recent discoveries about water, the most amazing yet least studied substance in the world. Witness as researchers, scientists, philosophers and theologians try to understand this unique liquid and all its miraculous properties still waiting to be discovered.

 

It was there that Heisenberg and Bohr came to Einstein to tell him it looked like the minds of the researchers were affecting the results of the experiments. Mind was inexorably linked to matter. Einstein later said, “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”

 

In this amazing film, Water, the Great Mystery, we can see that science has made a quantum leap into understanding how mind can be recorded by the most simple element in nature (water) and on the periodic table: H20. If water has memory, and its main component being hydrogen, then the whole universe would have memory. Hydrogen was born between 100 and 1,000 seconds after the big bang. It makes up 75% of the known mass of the universe and now is part of the missing mass equation.

 


 

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Wed

26

Dec

2012

ANIMA

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Mon

24

Dec

2012

Jimmy & Jim

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Thu

15

Nov

2012

The Heart & The Sea: Official Trailer

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Thu

15

Nov

2012

Mayan explanation of what will happen on 21st December 2012

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Tue

23

Oct

2012

Phuket Vegeterian Festival 2012

Elleciel is there...
Elleciel is there...

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Tue

16

Oct

2012

Ancient knowledge 4.5

Look at the previous part if you haven't seen them yet!

 

Part 1 HERE

 

 

"Solving ancient mysteries. "The Ancients" knew much more than given credit for regarding Life, The Universe, Astronomy, Advanced Mathematics, Magnetism, Healing, Unseen Forces etc.


Scientific Misconceptions / Misperceptions, Suppressed History, Darwin's Errors, Manipulation of Information, Consciousness.

Encoded knowledge is information that is conveyed in signs and symbols and we can find this knowledge all over the world. All these ancient sightings and geometric patterns (Sacred Geometry) symbolise unseen forces at work. We are being lied to by the media. Modern archaeologists don't know what they're talking about. "The Ancients" were not stupid or primitive. We just failed to de-code this knowledge conveyed in signs, symbols and ancient artwork. This kind of information is kept hidden from the public.

Scientists dont know what holds the universe together, the answer is sound and unseen forces. Matter is governed by sound frequencies. There is much more to life than we can perceive with our 5 senses. The question then becomes "who or what governs unseen forces?" What is behind the symmetry throughout nature? (Golden Ratio, Phi, Fibonacci Sequence etc.) It simply cant be just coincidence, in my opinion there is an intelligent mind / consciousness behind all this that keeps it all together.

Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the copyright act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as critisicm, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statue that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

 

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Mon

15

Oct

2012

Retrovolution

MIni documentary about the evolution shaping surfboards in QLD, Australia.
Old designs and new materials looking for fun.

Production, directed, photography and edit by Pablo Ballester zitafilms@gmail.com
Thanks to:
Mark Pridmore moresurfboards.com
Nigel Jackson dabombsurf.com.au
Darryl Homan

Music: The Queen of Hearts by Corizonas
Dirge by Arizona Baby

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Sun

14

Oct

2012

Ancient Knowledge

Here is the link to the first part of this very interesting series. 

Open up your mind. It's beautiful!

 

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Fri

12

Oct

2012

Turtle and Single fin

mini simmons wood Elleciel Custom Surfboards Phuket Thailand
#88 Minos "Q" 5'3" x 21" x 2"5/8
Sam Egan single fin replica Elleciel Custom Surfboards Phuket Thailand
#89 Sam Egan Single fin replica
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Thu

11

Oct

2012

Homework

DIY Surfboard Bike Rack - Surf Sufficient from www.KORDUROY.tv on Vimeo.

For those who travel around town by bicycle, they know riding with a surfboard under the arm can be cumbersome and awkward. In this episode of Surf Sufficient, our friend Travis Newhouse helps make that bike commute to the beach much sweeter. By adding a surfboard rack to your rig, your shred sled can be stowed comfortably as you head out for a stoke.

 

These instructions are a guideline. Each bike and surfboard are different. Be sure to measure your own bike and surfboard, and dry-fit the pieces before you glue them together. We want you to have a safe ride to the beach - make sure the rack will not inhibit your movement on the bike, and that your front tire can turn freely without contacting the surfboard.

 

Materials:

4 - 1" PVC T-joint

6 - 1" PVC 90 degree elbow

4 - 1.75" diameter hose clamps

10' PVC pipe (Schedule 40)

6' foam pipe insulation for 1" pipe

PVC cement

bungee cords

 

Tools:

hacksaw

sandpaper or file

measuring tape

flathead screwdriver

 

Instructions:

1. Measure the diameter the bike's seat tube and down tube.

2. Transfer measurement to the opening at the top of the T-joint, and cut off the top of the T-joint.

3. Place one T-joint on the bike near enough to the pedal to measure the distance to the outside of the pedal. Include enough clearance for your foot, but shorter distance will result in a stronger rack. On this bike, the distance was 8.5 inches.

4. Attach T-joints to bike with hose clamps. For now, tighten only enough to remain in position.

5. Cut 2 pieces of PVC pipe to the length measured in Step 3. Clean up the ends of the cuts with sandpaper or a file. Insert PVC pipe pieces into T-joints.

6. Install two 90* elbows onto PVC pipes, with opening facing the ground.

7. Cut two 3" pieces of PVC pipe, and insert into 90* elbow.

8. Install T-joints onto short pieces such that the openings are facing each other.

9. Determine the length of the crossbeam by measuring distance between the T-joints. Be sure to include 1" at each end for the portion of the pipe that fits into the joint. Cut PVC pipe to length for the crossbeam, and insert the crossbeam into the T-joints. 

10. Cut two 11" pieces of PVC pipe, and insert into the ends of the T-joints that face the ground. The suggested length is to fit most surfboards and bikes. Make sure the rack will not extend too close to the ground.

11. Install 90* elbow at the bottom of the pipe, with its opening facing away from the bike.

12. Measure the thickness of your surfboard. Be sure to consider the bulk of a travel bag, if you use one. Add approximately 1/2" for the thickness of the foam padding. Cut two pieces of PVC pipe to length, and insert into the opening of the 90* elbow.

13. Install 90* elbows on the ends of each short piece, with opening facing up.

14. Cut two 12" pieces of PVC pipe, and insert into the 90* elbows. The length of this piece should be less than the width of the board when mounted in the rack. This will ensure the bungee cord can hold the board in the rack.

15. With all the pieces dry-fit, check the fit of your board in the rack.

16. Before disassembling, mark the alignment of pipes and joints that extend out from the bike. Draw a line on the pipes and the T-joints attached to the bike, and also at the top 90 degree elbows.

17. Glue the pipes to the T-joints attached to the bike. Be sure to align the marks made in Step 16.

18. Glue the 90 degree elbows to the pipes extending from the bike. Be sure to align the marks made in Step 16.

19. On a flat surface, glue remaining two T-joints to the crossbeam. Use the flat surface to ensure the T-joint are aligned in the same plane. Also, glue the two 3" pieces into the T-joints.

20. Glue the crossbeam into 90* elbows.

21. Glue the 11" pieces of PVC pipe into the bottom of the T-joints.

22. Continue to glue pieces: 90* elbow followed by short piece of pipe, then another 90* elbow, and finally the 12" vertical piece.

23. Attach the foam insulation to the rack.

24. Drill holes for the bungee cords. Ensure that the holes are low enough to avoid metal hooks contacting the surfboard.

25. Enjoy your ride to the beach!

 

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Tue

09

Oct

2012

"The Shaper"

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Wed

03

Oct

2012

Perpetual ocean

This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience.

 

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more on NASA.gov

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Wed

03

Oct

2012

Fresh sticks

Squid 5'9"
Squid 5'9"
Wai Roon 5'10"
Wai Roon 5'10"
Red Sesame 5'8"
Red Sesame 5'8"
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Fri

21

Sep

2012

Sun Time Laps 2007-2012. Getting hot here!

click on the sun to see the time lapse
click on the sun to see the time lapse
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Thu

20

Sep

2012

AWAREness

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Thu

20

Sep

2012

Genetically Modified the Truth

FINALLY REAL LONG TERM STUDIES (more that 3 month) ON GM EFFECTS. THRUTH WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SWALLOW.

Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize.

Abstract
The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb in water), were studied 2 years in rats. In females, all treated groups died 2–3 times more than controls, and more rapidly. This difference was visible in 3 male groups fed GMOs. All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by GMO and Roundup treatments. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5–5.5 times higher. This pathology was confirmed by optic and transmission electron microscopy. Marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3–2.3 greater. Males presented 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls which occurred up to 600 days earlier. Biochemistry data confirmed very significant kidney chronic deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters were kidney related. These results can be explained by the non linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, but also by the overexpression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences.

Highlights
► A Roundup-tolerant maize and Roundup provoked chronic hormone and sex dependent pathologies. ► Female mortality was 2–3 times increased mostly due to large mammary tumors and disabled pituitary. ► Males had liver congestions, necrosis, severe kidney nephropathies and large palpable tumors. ► This may be due to an endocrine disruption linked to Roundup and a new metabolism due to the transgene. ► GMOs and formulated pesticides must be evaluated by long term studies to measure toxic effects..

Full article here:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512005637

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Wed

19

Sep

2012

Grey Moon

 

Here is Hibino's Minos "Grey Moon". The light concave grey deck is made of recomposed wood veneer (T-866) and the bottom is glassed only with white pigment. Made to be enjoy in the sea of the rising sun.

 

5'2" x 21" x 2"⅝
2.840kg

 

 

See more HERE

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Wed

19

Sep

2012

Tsunami Donations

Regarding funds raised from people around the world for

the Japanese tsunami.


Of the hundreds of millions of dollars contributed from around the world to the victims of that disaster (The tsunami / earthquake of March 2011), an allocation of some $30 million dollars was given to the whalers to fight Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. That is certainly not what the people who sent donations ever imagined that their contributions would be spent on. Rebuilding houses, food, medicine, repairing the infrastructure yes, but to subsidize the operations of the whalers to continue killing whales in a sanctuary – who could have foreseen such a betrayal of trust? - Paul Watson

 

 

 

Interpol chasing Sea Shepherd leader

Interpol has issued a second Red Notice against fugitive Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson, this time in relation to allegations made by Japan over an incident in Antarctic waters in 2010.

Mr Watson is being sought by Japan on charges of breaking into a vessel, damage to property, forcible obstruction of business, and injury in relation to two incidents that took place on the Antarctic Ocean in

February 2010 against a Japanese whaling ship.

A Red Notice is an international alert circulated to all 190 members of Interpol requesting the apprehension or arrest of the person sought.

Mr Watson's first Red Notice was issued in August at the request of Costa Rica after the conservationist was arrested in Frankfurt on May 13 on a 10-year-old warrant from the Central American country over an incident

involving a shark fining vessel.

He forfeited skipped bail and left Germany in late July after being held there under house arrest for 70 days.

He is currently in hiding and is understood to be at sea.

Mr Watson announced last week that he intended to lead this

season's Antarctic anti-whaling campaign.

Sea Shepherd spokeswoman Susan Hartland said the

second arrest notice "came as no surprise".

"This is simply indicative of the lengths to which Japan will go to plunder our oceans. We have been expecting this for weeks and our legal counsel is already challenging (the charges)," she said

Sea Shepherd has taken Japan on over its so called scientific whaling in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary for eight seasons and is currently preparing to head to Antarctica for a ninth year with a bigger and stronger fleet,

which includes a new vessel.

"The Japanese whalers are sorely mistaken if they think another 'red notice' is going to stand in the way of Sea Shepherd's defence of

the whales this season," Ms Hartland said.

Ms Hartland said the latest warrant from Japan related to an incident in 2010 when a Sea Shepherd member boarded a Japanese whaling vessel to confront the captain over a collision that split the

anti-whaling ship Ady Gil in two.

The collision injured a cameraman and destroyed the $1.5million vessel.

 

Article and more on TheWest.com.au

 

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Sat

15

Sep

2012

Water

A lot of good infos and facts about the actual water situation.

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"Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?

 

 

Please paypal donate to the film maker as he spent over $100,000 for filming and fully producing this movie on the professional level.

His website : http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/

Link to the filmaker's donation call :http://onebigtorrent.org/torrents/5465/Blue-Gold-World-Water-Wars"

"Tapped"

More about tapped water.

 

TappedExamines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is well structured and presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water.

Both the “manufacture” of the water itself, and also where the bottles come from, where they go after use and how they influence our lives while they’re with us. The willful absence of major companies such as Coke, Pepsi and Nestle is extremely telling in light of all the material presented.

One can only hope that the small voice of this film will be heard over the huge booming commercial machine that these and other companies represent in the popular media. If you haven’t seen this movie, simply watch it. It’s that good and the information is something everyone should know.

 

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Thu

13

Sep

2012

A solid brick!!

Join 23-year architect Richard Gage, AIA, in this feature length documentary with cutting-edge 9/11 evidence from more than 50 top experts in their fields – high-rise architects, structural engineers, physicists, chemical engineers, firefighters, metallurgists, explosives experts, controlled demolition technicians, and more.

Each is highly qualified in his/her respective fields. Several have Ph.D’s – including National Medal of Science awardee Lynn Margulis.

She, along with the other experts, exposes the fraud of NIST and discusses how the scientific method should have been applied and acknowledges the overwhelming evidence of high temperature incendiaries in all dust samples of the WTC.

High-rise architects and structural engineers layout the evidence in the features of the destruction of these three high-rises that point inevitably to explosive controlled demolition.

 

If you're tired of technical things watch the last 20min!!

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Wed

12

Sep

2012

New seeds ..

custom wood surfboards phuket thailand
Orange Sesame 5'2"

A new kind of small board, somewhere in between a "normal" shortboard and a mini  simmons.
The Orange Sesame have an ash wood dome deck with a lace wood dot and single to V double concave glassed bottom. A test board for now...

 

 

5'2" x 19"⅞ x 2"½
2.500kg


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Baan Baan

Saga Seeds
Saga Seeds

Minos "Q" Baan Baan (Home Home) version for Devin to bring back to the mini simmons origin in California. Traditional southern thai sarong inlay with "Nang Thalung" (shadow puppet) character on bottom and thai woven bamboo on deck with three seeds of saga tree (Adenanthera pavonina) on the heart. A very strong and unique version.


  5'2" x 20"½ x 2"⅝
3.125kg


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Bad kiss...
Bad kiss...

White Sesame 5'2"

White Sesame Veeee..
White Sesame Veeee..

 

 

 

Vinny's (super) white Sesame...
 

 

 

 

5'2" x 21" x 2"⅝
2.925kg

 

 

more pics

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Wed

12

Sep

2012

Live Simple

Living simple

Living happy

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Wed

29

Aug

2012

to Penang

a good bit of a LOMO feeling with my phone...

 

Hat Yai electrician then Pulau Penang Malaysia

 

 

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Thu

23

Aug

2012

jamesbowden.tumblr.com

jamesbowden.tumblr.com
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CLICK to go to jamesbowden.tumblr.com
CLICK to go to jamesbowden.tumblr.com
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Thu

23

Aug

2012

Mark Cunningham Bodysurfing rare footage from 1982

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Tue

21

Aug

2012

New Moon

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Click on pic to see more...

Here is Shin's version of the Minos "Q" with pointed nose and moon tail.

Pure and efficient are the words that comes to mind when I see this board,

I think and hope that's what Shin was after. He ask me if I could do his board heavier than usual, I said yes pretty easy to go that way!


Planning hull and flat-dome deck, medium rails and clear bamboo (narrow stripes).

5'2" x 21" x 2"⅝
3.010kg

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Click on pic to see more...
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Sun

19

Aug

2012

Hasselblad Photography by Saskia Koerner

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Fri

17

Aug

2012

"Dolphin Surfing"

timmckennaphoto.com
timmckennaphoto.com
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Fri

17

Aug

2012

Latest skiffs

#75 6'6"
#75 6'6"
#76 Bolt Thrower 5'11"
#76 Bolt Thrower 5'11"
single fin surfboard lace wood elleciel
#77 Brown Rice 5'10"
Mini simmons bamboo Thailand
#78 Minos 5'1"
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Thu

16

Aug

2012

Special SALE

Minos "S" Bullet proof!

12.000Baht!!!

mini simmons surfboard elleciel phuket thailand
Minos "S" 5'4" x 21"½ x 2"⅝ Lacewood / CLICK ON THE PIC!!
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Mon

30

Jul

2012

Longboardz

Two long things waiting to be adopted!

 

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Elleciel longboard wood surf thailand
9'3" NoseRider
Elleciel longboard wood surf thailand
9'1" Classic
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Wed

25

Jul

2012

Wave sculpture

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Sat

14

Jul

2012

Santi...

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Fri

13

Jul

2012

Bruce's 5'11"

bamboo surfboards elleciel Thailand

A skinnier Pumpkin with Bamboo skins for Bruce “Eddie”. Soft belly as an entry to single concave and spiral V, dome deck, bamboo tail and nose blocks.

5'11" x 19”¾ x 2”¾
2.610kg

 

More pics HERE

bamboo surfboard
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Thu

12

Jul

2012

Bambeauty 9'1"

Longboard bamboo elleciel Phuket Thailand
9'1" Classic

 

Finally a "real" longboard,

finally bamboo veneer!
A classic foil and outline for this 9'1". Strongly built with 3 layers of 200g (6Oz) and 0.6mm bamboo on deck and 200g + bamboo + 130g (4Oz) on bottom. Noserider concave to very subtle concave to spiral V and a classic dome deck.
 

 


9'1" x 22"¾ x 2"¾
5.850kg

 

More pics...

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Wed

11

Jul

2012

Higgs .

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Wed

11

Jul

2012

Longboard Classic Phuket

Elleciel will be there with a couple of longboards...

 

Saturday July 28th

 

‎10.00 - surf coaching for beginner
13.00 - longboard contest (man)
15.00 - surf coaching for beginner
16.00 - longboard contest (woman)
18.30 - Night surf and BBQ party

 

Sunday July 29th


10.00 surf coaching for beginner
11.00 longboard contest (man&woman)
15.00 surf coaching
17.00 award

 

Event is no entry fee... but you have to apply for surfing thailand member (Thailand Surfing Association) cost 100THB. For foreigner (not holding Thai ID card) you can apply for Extraordinary member with also 100THB.

Joob

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Wed

11

Jul

2012

Be a Mule

The idea is to be a surf mule and make money by transporting a board from Elleciel's workshop in Phuket Thailand to where the board needs to be (Australia, Bali, Europe, US, etc). The mule gets some cash (probably in between 1 and 300$) and the board's owner gets a better deal than with conventional shipping companies like oUPS, FedUp, Tea'n'Tea, etc.


As the board builder I certify that the surfboard contains EPS foam only of course!

Please let us know if you would be interested being or finding a mule and leave a message below, telling what you offer.


HERE to see or set add

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Fri

06

Jul

2012

Strange similarities...

#65 Minos finless 5'1"
click on the pic to see more about #65 Minos finless 5'1"
#65 Minos finless 5'1"
#65 Minos finless 5'1"

One day about two month ago I came out with this idea after Lance Slabbert ask me to make a finless surfboard. Now I swear I've never seen this before!!!

"Has anyone heard of this type of rare surfboard? Do you know anything about it or have any stories?! It is an "AUGA BOARD" made at Bing Surfboards in Hermosa Beach California USA during the late 60's. Tom Warren and Steve Barger (The Auga Men) rode these boards in the South Bay (Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach) doing 360's all over the waves. They then moved to Maui in the early 70's and tore the place apart on the Auga Board. They were in some movies doing many, many 360's at Lahaina Harbor by Steve Bingham Productions and Macgillivray/Freeman Films?! They were in Surfer Magazine. Gerry Lopez was impressed with their Auga Board.The board is 4'10" long, 22" wide, 18" nose (12" up), 21" tail, 4" maximum thickness, rocker- nose 3", tail 1/2", Concave in tail- 13" long by 14" width by 1 1/2" depth!, red color in the resin, a black pin line covering the entire bottom that says "Auga Board", Bing Surfboards late 60's logo on top. I showed the board to Bing Copland at his book signing in 2010 and he did not think there were any Auga boards with Bing logos that survived! Please contact me with stories or other information thanks. Vince Ray, surferjay@losangeles.usa.com 310-370-1918"

 

on swaylocks.com

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Fri

06

Jul

2012

The Glide by Matt Pearson

THE GLIDE

"Most surfers can probably remember back to the time when they caught their first ride on the unbroken face of a wave, and almost certainly can all recall that first stoke inducing feeling. This is THE GLIDE.

As time goes on, though, and we seemingly progress as surfers, things tend to get a little more complicated.

Influences ranging from fellow surfers at the beach to pro-surfers, and the surfing industry may have affected our attitude and side-track us into ways of surfing which has made us lose touch with the simple pleasure that we seek - that of effortlessly gliding along a wave. I have seen how riding equipment not designed for local conditions (e.g. trying to surf on boards with elf-shoe rocker in the gutless British surf) just leads to frustration and a sense of failure.

...

Full article HERE

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Thu

05

Jul

2012

Being Eco is Completely Up To You

By Derek Dodds

...

Epoxy. The word alone sounds a little sexy, and when you hear it you should pay attention because it’s a better alternative to polyester resin. Epoxy is high-strength glue that is far superior to the majority of paste glues available on the market. Its full name is polyepoxide as it is formed by the reaction of polyamine and epoxide. The epoxide is the resin base of the reaction, while the polyamine is the hardening substance. When combined, these compounds bond together on a chemical level in a criss-crossed fashion that makes the resulting substance strong. This reaction takes some time to develop and is normally called the curing of the resin. Depending on how thinly the two substances are poured, and the mix of hardeners and resins, the curing time can vary. In some cases, heat can be applied to speed up the drying time, but normally it is cured only with time.

Epoxy is lighter, stronger and emits significantly less VOCs than polyester. Sounds good, right? Epoxy also allows for more flex strength than polyester, which means that your board can withstand greater punishment from the lip. The thing is, epoxy resin is more expensive than polyester and tougher to work with, so the masses gravitate toward the cheaper and easier alternative.

...

Read full article on deepzine.com

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Sun

01

Jul

2012

Longboard Retro Days

A blog full of pretty surf things!

longboardretrodays

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Sun

01

Jul

2012

Minos "Q" 5'3"

mini simmons quad elleciel wood
click on the pics to see more..

 

 

 

Pure simplicity with plain white ash wood on both sides and white rails.

Planing hull as a mini simmons should be.

 

 

5'3" x 21" x 2"⅝
2.930kg

mini simmons quad elleciel wood
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Fri

29

Jun

2012

Minos "SQ" 5'1"

mini simmons quad

 

This new little thing is a refined Minos "SQ".

Planing hull with a quad fin setup or twin keel.

White Ash wood and lace wood on both sides.

A personal (for now) rocket.

 

5'1" x 20"⅜ x 2"⅝
2.830kg

mini simmons quad
click on the pic to sea more..

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd

Support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

and set the flag on your next board!

 

More about the Sea Shepherd HERE….

 

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Fri

29

Jun

2012

Dark side of the lens

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Thu

28

Jun

2012

Hot water music

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Wed

27

Jun

2012

Free Energy

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Thu

21

Jun

2012

Minos "SQ" 5'2"

Mini simmons wood elleciel thailand
click on the pic to go to board's page

Minos "SQ" for Paul & Sons. A "modern" mini simmons quad in white ash wood and a "stringer" line with the mesmerizing lacewood. Planing hull design and single to double concave deck.

5'2" x 21" x 2"⅝
2.880kg

Mini simmons wood elleciel thailand
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Mon

18

Jun

2012

Cuzma 7'0"

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click on the pic to see more pics

This extended version of the Cuzma made for Tom gets "cathedral" white ash wood on deck and a strong glassed bottom (200g+2x130g(6+2x4oz)). Single concave from nose to tail and flat deck.

7' x 21"½ x 2"⅝
3.420kg

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click on the pic to see more pics
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Fri

15

Jun

2012

Some Pics from Bali

Photography by Fredloo©

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Sun

10

Jun

2012

Midi Simmons for Flavio

 

 

A fishy midi simmons for my mate Flavio who don't surf as often as he would like. Looks like tiny to him but immense to me.. Hope the board will fit him!?! We will know on his next trip to the ocean, for now maybe a decoration for the living room?!

 

 

 

 

click on the pic to see more ➸  

 

 

6'6" x 22"⅝ x 2"⅜

4.340kg

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Tue

05

Jun

2012

Finless

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gopal Butler @ Uluwatu

One of his first finless ride!

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Fri

25

May

2012

The Bali project...

A batch of boards made for Bali where the idea is to get underwater shots and some good surfers surfing them on nice waves. And well, see if there is some room left in Bali for these boards!?

 

click on the boards pics for details and pics

#66 6'5" for sale @ Nusa Surfshop Bali
#66 6'5" for sale @ Nusa Surfshop Bali
Finless Experiment
Finless Experiment
#64 Minos 5'3" for sale @ Nusa Surfshop Bali
#64 Minos 5'3" for sale @ Nusa Surfshop Bali
#63 Minos "SQ" 5'3"
#63 Minos "SQ" 5'3"
mini simmons surfboard elleciel phuket thailand
Minos "S" 5'4" for sale @ Nusa Surfshop Bali
#54 Ulua quad 5'10" for sale @ Nusa Surfshop Bali
#54 Ulua quad 5'10" for sale @ Nusa Surfshop Bali

Many of these boards are for sale at NUSA Surfshop in Bali

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Thu

24

May

2012

Jim on Minos "S"

Jim Welch - photo Fredloo
Jim Welch - photo Fredloo
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Thu

24

May

2012

One Eighty Surf Company

Elleciel boards in Australia!!!

Shop 2
82a Ocean View Drive
Wamberal NSW 2260
Phone: 02 43858440

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Tue

15

May

2012

2nd anniversary !!

Two years that the first little Elleciel fish touched salted water for the first time. Now boards #61 #63, #64 and #65 are under construction in the recently extended workshop (now 26m2!). Life is still a dream and now this terrible job will bring me to Bali and probably Australia!

 

MANY THANKS TO ALL ELLECIEL FRIENDS, CUSTOMERS,

SUPPLIERS AND SUPPORTERS!

 

I'll keep doing my best, searching for better always,

trying to find new ways to have smiling people on waves.

 

Here is the latest "thing"…

Finless Mini Simmons! Bar of soap?!?! Very likely.

Merci

Thank you

 

david

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Tue

24

Apr

2012

Who said that mini simmons are for small mushy waves or small gutless surf only?!?

Press PLAY to see slideshow of Jim Welch on a Minos 5'3" in Bali.

Photos by Miss Lulu

Thank you guys :)

 

Check Jim's Waves Sarongs on SURFRAGS.NET

surfrags.net wave sarongs photography on fabric
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Fri

20

Apr

2012

Another fishy simmons

When Jim saw #60 on the glassing bay's rack he saw something like he wanted so he just asked me "So Dave, what wood do you have in stock?". I had lacewood, he loved it!
As Jim is always pushing my boards to their limits (or almost beyond), I took the glassing very seriously. Deck gets 130g (4oz) + carbon rowing grid + carbon patches on fins + 200g (6oz) + 0.5mm lacewood veneer + 200g (6oz) + sanding coat. A bit of extra weight but should be strong enough!
Planing hull with sharp concave edges and flat/dome deck.
Can't wait to see Jim on it!

5'4" x 21"½ x 2"⅝
3.280kg

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Sun

08

Apr

2012

Fishy Simmons

mini simmons elleciel phuket thailand
click on me to see details!

5'1" x 21" x 2"⅝
2.690kg

 

A pretty fishy mini simians. Displacement hull, glassed with pigments. Single to double concave on deck, balsa and a bit of recomposed wood veneer. Deep swallow, pinched rails… a rocket!

 

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Fri

06

Apr

2012

Our children will accuse us

english subtitles no worries...about that

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Sun

25

Mar

2012

New stickz

mini simmons surfboard

 

 

 

Minos "S"

 

5'2" x 21" x 2"⅝

click on the pics to see full board review
click on the pics to see full board review
mini simmons surfboard carbon

 

 

 

 

 

Minos

 

 

 

5'4" x 21"⅞ x 2"⅝

mini simmons

Minos "S"

 

 

 

5'3" x 21"⅛ x 2"⅝

mini simmons
mini simmons Wu Wei

 

 

 

Wu Wei

 

 

5'4" x 21"⅝ x 2"⅜
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5'9" x 19"¼ x 2"¼

 

 

a Squid!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minos

 

 

 

 

5'6" x 21"⅝ x 2"⅝

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Thu

08

Mar

2012

Abundance is our future

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Thu

08

Mar

2012

Industrial Revolutions...on a bicycle

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Sun

04

Mar

2012

The unnamed circle

elleciel surfboards thailand

We took Lindsay's little twin fish as a base and extend lines 4 inches at the tail, set another set of fins to get this unnamed (yet) board. The flat foil comes from the Ulua fish. Single to light V double concave for bottom contour with sharp 40/60 rails. Deck and bottom get recomposed wood veneer (T-…) and a Lacewood circle.


5'10" x 19"⅞ x 2"⅜
3.000kg

click on pic s to see more

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Sat

25

Feb

2012

A Fish...A Giraffe...A GirafFish!

surfboard fish lace wood thailand

 

When I first saw lacewood it was just a small sample but I start visualizing what I could do with. Research on the web showed me that it is an australian wood from Queensland that was not endangered so I could work with. And now here is the GirafFish Ulua!

 

 

More to be seen HERE

 

5'10" x 20"¼ x 2"⅜
3.100kg

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Fri

24

Feb

2012

Stupidity ...about stupidity!

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Fri

24

Feb

2012

just a suggestion

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Fri

24

Feb

2012

24 hours to Save our Oceans


Help us get to 350,000
Posted: 21 February 2012
In 24 hours, Australia could save one million square kms of ocean forever -- setting up the largest marine reserve in the world and preserving thousands of delicate species. But they will need a global outcry to beat out commercial fishing and mining companies hoping to destroy the plan.

The Australian government is holding a public consultation, hoping it will give them a mandate to take a big step towards a sustainable future for our oceans and our planet. But the reserve will cost money and without massive support right now, the short term financial interests of industry could beat out our hopes for a safe future for our seas.

The consultation closes Friday in Australia -- send a submission to the consultation now, then send this page to everyone!


SIGN PETITION HERE

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Fri

24

Feb

2012

What is ACTA?

Sign online petition on AVAAZ.com HERE or google it and find online petition for your region, country or continent.

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Thu

23

Feb

2012

Surfing.

Whatever works.

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L.S.C.L.

ɛl ɛs si ɛl

Live Simple, Consume Less

The WORKSHOP

in RAWAI

Retailers:

Phuket Thailand - Directions etc
Phuket Thailand - Directions etc

FOIL BOARDS

FoilBoard Wing Foil Board

#664 Rounded Hull 6'11" 

the EGGINOS

Click to see them all
Click to see them all
to Elleciel's page
to Elleciel's page

Transport a board for $!!!
Transport a board for $!!!