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Nathan Fletcher Day in the Life on Surfline


If you’ve seen this on Surfline already that could be because you’re stuck in an office job and dream about surfing so you’re plugged into the Surfline drip feed, or possibly because Surfline always has cool shit updated regularly. Regardless, we’re proud of the legendary Nathan Fletcher for all his accomplishments and honored to have him on our boards.

Check out the latest feature “Day in the Life” with Nathan Fletcher on Surfline.

Amazing photos by Brian Bielmann and shout out to the companies/sponsors who support one of the gnarliest surfers.
Arnette, Vans, Nixon, Astro Deck

Custom Stretch Surfboards hand built in Santa Cruz California for Japan


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:

Santa Cruz Surfrider Foundation Benefit Raffle Friday February 28th at Cafe Iveta


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

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!





Photographer Laurent Pujol Behind the Bruce Irons Surfing Magazine Cover

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

Bruce Irons Sequence of the Week on Surfline

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

Garrett McNamara Charging Big Waves in Nazare Portugal on Stretch Buzz Gun

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.

Salman Agah orders custom Buzzsaw

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