Prep'n for Rollin Nolan out the Door

Prep'n for Rollin Nolan out the Door

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If you haven't heard, we're just 12 days away from kicking off the Rollin' Nolan East Coast Ramble. Nolan face Who's Nolan you ask? Nolan's a Mainer, he grew up in Maine, was schooled in Maine, learned to play nice with others and discovered girls in Maine. Having graduated with a currently idle degree in Physics from Colby College of (yes, unbelievably) Maine, he now works day in and day out here in the shop... in York, Maine. new cow The newest addition to Sidehill Farm. We figure, it's time for Nolan to leave. For his own good, we're sending him on a month-plus long surf trip. Our goal? Get Nolan to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and back with more stories to tell than he ever could collect here at home. In our '66 bread van (the Pug), he'll take a pile of our surfboards, some schwag and some tunes and hit the road for parts unknown – at least unknown to him. To convince him to leave Maine for a change, we've told him the east coast's beaches need to be cleaned up, and he's got the job. Sure, it may seem like an impossible task, but hopefully he'll connect with people along the way who want to help. He'll also be stopping along the way to surf and give people a chance to try our boards. Not wanting to loose his touch with a spokeshave he'll be building a 5'4" Waka roadside, so if you're interested in the process or would like to get your hands on a kit, be sure to catch up with him. He'll be handing out organic surf wax, and even offering 10% off all kits for people that come by to visit. To entice more people to keep tabs on him, anyone that stops by the truck can sign up to win a free HomeGrown Surfboard Kit, with the winner being announced the day the trip is over. photo 2The Pug still needs some work... photo 3Thanks Power Mike! MollyPainting Thanks Molly! Nolan'll send updates to his schedule, video, pictures, and regular dispatches out over the internet each day, so you can stay connected through Facebook, Twitter and our blog. If you're interested in being kept in the loop as the miles roll by, have a suggestion for place for him to check out, or you want to offer up a driveway to park in or a couch to crash on, please email Tyler at tyler@grainsurfboards.com. Look forward to seeing you down the road.