We are grateful to have finished a series of custom surfboards for our friends in Japan.
The finest detail and customization for the best quality. Surfing is better on these special boards for those that know.
Checkout our Japanese connection via Facebook here:
The Surfrider Foundation – Santa Cruz Chapter is having a benefit raffle this Friday night at Cafe Iveta.
Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 and $20 for 5.
You get a chance to win a bunch of cool things.
We’ve donated a brand new set of Stretch ST-2 5 Futures Fins, a Wave/Kelp Logo T-shirt, and a Stretch Friday Factory Tour where you’ll get to hang out with Stretch and the Stretch factory crew, enjoy cold beer and warm pizza, and get a private tour through the factory.
If you’re in Santa Cruz, head down to Cafe Iveta this Friday night (02/28), grab some raffle tickets, help support the people who make a difference and help keep our beaches clean. Raffle starts at 7:30pm
Here’s What’s Up…
1. Friday, Feb 28 from 5-9:30p at Café Iveta at 2125 Delaware Ave. on the West Side
2. Two bands: Winkipop City (blues/rock/bluegrass) opening around 5:15pm for Coastal Connection (reggae/rock/soul)
3. $4 pints from a Santa Cruz Ale Works keg…other beer and wine will be on sale, too.
4. A delicious, custom menu by Café Iveta
5. A first-of-its-kind longboard for night surfing on display
6. Reclaimed wood boards on display and for purchase from Ventana Surfboards…with a % going to Surfrider
7. The Board Makers photos from me…still on display
8. The RAFFLE PRIZE winners will be drawn around 7:30pm. Winners don’t need to be present…but we hope they are. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the show ($5 for 1 or $20 for 5) up until the moment of the drawing.
Raffle tickets are on sale all this week at Café Iveta, Sawyer Land &Sea Supply and Freeline Design Surf Shop.
Below are a few link to learn more about the event:
Board Builders of Santa Cruz event at Cafe Iveta
Wiggolly Dantas wins 2nd Place at the Volcom Pipe Pro contest at Pipeline, North Shore Oahu Hawaii.
On a custom 6’8″ Stretch Semi Gun Surfboard, Wiggolly Dantas beat some of the biggest names in surfing at the Volcom Pipe Pro Contest.
Wiggolly took home $10,000 and the 2nd place title.
Stretch and everyone at the factory were watching the contest on the edge of our seats, routing for Wiggolly.
We’re all very stoked for Wiggolly!
In this short piece, French photographer Laurent Pujol sits in front of the camera to share the story behind the Surfing Magazine January 2014 Cover Shot of Bruce Irons.
Bruce is riding his 5’7″ x 2 ¼” x 18 ⅝” Stretch 2×4, EPS Tech, Channel Rails, Carbon Tail Strips, Bat Tail, Quad, Stretch Fins
Again, we send out a huge congratulations to Laurent Pujol and Bruce Irons for capturing this moment, and to Surfing Magazine for sharing this.
Read more on the Surfing Magazine site
Stoked to see the Surfline Sequence of the Week of Bruce Irons at Backdoor!
Stretch originally designed the 5’6” Buzzsaw, concave deck board Bruce is riding in the sequence for a contest in Bali, interesting to see Bruce pulled it out to surf Backdoor.
The Surfline Sequence of the Week of Bruce was shot by amazing surf photographer Ryan Craig. Check out Ryan’s sequence here on Surfline
Follow Ryan Craig on Instagram @chachfiles
Congratulations to our team rider Benjamin Sanchis aka Sancho and photographer Laurent Pujol for the amazing cover shot on Carve Surfing Magazine.
Laurent Pujol gives us a fresh perspective from inside the barrel. Laurent also shot the most recent cover of Surfing Magazine with Bruce Irons.
We’re stoked for you guys!
An amazing photo of Bruce Irons shot by Laurent Pujol is on the cover of the latest issue of Surfing Magazine.
Pick up a copy of the latest issue of the mag!
Follow Laurent Pujol on his Instagram to see more amazing photos.
Follow Bruce Irons on on his Instagram
Garrett McNamara is on a quest to surf the biggest wave on the planet.
A large storm brought swell to Nazare Portugal where Garrett and several other big wave surfers waited, ready to charge.
Here’s video from Surf Total of Garrett McNamara paddling into a wave on a custom Stretch Buzz Gun.
Here’s a few pics of the 12′ Buzz Gun custom shaped for Garrett McNamara.
The board is built to handle the biggest waves on the planet.
A special construction method using cork on the deck of the board and bamboo on the bottom, along with the Stretch EPS Tech reinforces the board to handle monster waves.
Stretch and the factory crew here is Santa Cruz California are stoked for Garrett and are looking forward to seeing him on bigger waves this winter.
Last week professional skateboarder and Pizzanista founder Salman Agah stopped by the Stretch factory to share stories of his close encounter with a Great White shark while surfing El Porto in Manhattan Beach, and to order a custom Buzzsaw.
Stretch and Salman talked about skating pools back in the day and Stretch helped dial in a custom order for a performance board for Salman.
Dave gave Salman a tour of the Factory and explained the board manufacturing process.
Salman and Dave posed for a photo, Dave’s holding Salman’s board with special shark deflecting graphic..Salman’s holding the Stretch Bat Loco air induction board with Kevin Walsh’s custom art.
Several guys on the Stretch crew grew up skateboarding and we’re stoked to meet Salman.
All around good times.
Checkout Salman on Instagram and if you’re ever in LA stop by Pizzanista
Here in Santa Cruz California we do our best to keep it green.
Stretch Boards are made using sustainable technology with a focus on performance and durability.
Eco-Tech describes our environmentally conscious construction, it consists of:
Marko Envirofoam – a 100% recycled EPS foam blank. The blanks are made using clean steam, they are 100% recyclable, and release no harmful chemical compounds.
Bamboo stringer – Bamboo is a sustainable resource and provides a strong, flexible stringer.
Entropy Bio Resin – Is a high performance eco-resin that replaces petroleum based chemicals with biobased renewable feedstocks.
Learn more about the the Super Natural Materials on the Entropy Resins Website
Waste to Waves is a program by non-profit Sustainable Surf.
They recycle waste polystyrene foam into new surfboards.
Stretch Boards participates in the Waste to Waves program. Bring us your waste polystyrene foam, we’ll make sure it’s recycled.
Learn more at: