Another Year, But One of the Best

Another Year, But One of the Best

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Been feeling a little sentimental lately, but I guess that happens this time of year. The last 6 years have absolutely flown by, but they've also given me some of the best memories of my life. I feel so fortunate to be able to do what I love, and to do it with such a great group of people. Unlike most businesses, Grain was not formed after years of due-diligence, marketing analysis and financial planning... and maybe we're a little worse for wear because of that. At the same time, our ability to remain flexible has lead us down some amazing roads. It's given us the opportunity to follow our passions, to meet people from all over the world who share our values, to create a workshop that is constantly buzzing with energy and excitement and enthusiasm for the things that we're creating, and those things seem to be expanding. We're not building products based on pure profit margins, we're working with our hands to create things that we're passionate about, and we're helping other people to do the same. We're thankful to our customers and friends who allow us to come here everyday and follow our dreams. Happy New Year to you all. Hope to see you in 2012, the door is always open. We have so much fun hosting classes and we're proud to have helped nearly 100 people fulfill their dreams of building a board with their own hands. With all the perfectly paved roads around the shop, we've dreamed of making skateboards for years. Thanks to our friend Courtney, we're now skating our own boards, made with SFI certified maple, cedar scraps from our board building process and Entropy bio-resin. We're passionate about board designs and we love working with customers to create shapes that they've been dreaming of. Here's a sneak peak of our new 9'6" Noserider called the Cutwater. Think we're gonna need a bigger backdrop. In the fall of 2011, we held the first of hopefully many Surf Re-Evolution events. It topped all of the potlucks and movie premieres we've had in the past and we're looking to make it a two day fest for 2012. Our friend Randy has been doing some unreal wood burnings for us and some of our customers recently. This one is a tribute to a beautiful chocolate lab named Lambert who spent one of his final weeks here at the shop with his dad building this 10'. Our love of Paipo's is growing and this summer we built more then ever before. The Discovery Channel even decided to get in on the action. Here's wishing you a warm winter filled with good friends and great waves.