Joel Tudor And Friends Test Local Boards On Local Waves | Shed Sessions: North County San Diego

“Everything rides,” says Bird Huffman of Bird’s Surf Shed. “You should expand your surfing horizons and capabilities.”

“Everything Rides” should maybe take over the “Ride Anything” moniker for our zeitgeist of board experimentation. Way cooler of a phrase. And hey, Bird gets it. One look at the smorgasbord of surfboards in the Shed tells you that.

Speaking of which, for this episode of Shed Sessions, Bird picked about as random an assortments of boards as you could imagine, most of which are from North County, San Diego shapers. A bonzer from Leucadia wizard Gary Hanel. A progressive late ’60s single fin log from Don Hansen. A squirty little 5’2″ fish from Sunset Surf Shop’s Ed Wright. Even tossed in a flex-tail thingie as a non-North County wildcard from Allan Gibbons, a legendary figure who ghost shaped for Al Merrick for a long time, just to throw an even odder board into the mix. We sent Joel Tudor, Derrick Disney, Jake Marshall, and Duran Barr out to put ’em through their paces.

Bird was right. Everything does ride.

Here’s the quiver for this episode:

Gary Hanel Bonzer 6’3″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 5/8″

Don Hansen “Hustler” 9’6″ x 22 3/4″ x 3 1/8″

Sunset Fish 5’2″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″

Alan Gibbons “Reflex”: 6’0″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

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Augustus Caesar says:

X rated material for surfers! Love it!!!

Chuck Daly says:

again my brother you share our history like no other!! been too long! can’t wait to surf with you again! thank you! keep it going and never stop CD

Alan Robb says:

It was great listening to the board stuff while picking up log-boarding tips and getting amped to surf a shortboard in small surf with so much squirt!

Hal Heywood says:

Lots of surfers no.county nowadays . Great vid

DMB Animations says:

sick vid sick boards

sharki11 says:

What is the first song??

A P says:

I could watch this shit all day. More please

troy davey says:

Everything rides, you should expand your horizons and go try everything that is out there.
So bloody true

jose surfish says:


ErgoCogita says:

Surf everything. Shape accordingly.

Jonny Anderson says:

awesome vids. love birds, love north county SD!

Thorekk says:

well look at that, something with Joel and the word sessions. Yawn 1994 called and said Joel is still a little cunt.

J. Montrice says:

What a Surfer Name Duran Barr

Gene West says:

good one Bird

BangTaoBeach says:

Great video. I lived in Cardiff when I was young and moved back there when I was old. I remember when Hansen’s was in Cardiff, first shop for him. Birds Surf Shed is a natural surfing treasure. If you’re in San Diego it’s a must stop. He’s a good dude too.. Now I’m back living in Thailand again and I get home sick when I see North County surf videos.


Everything rides!
Go shape yourself a funky board!

Eric Outram says:

Another yap yap ,yap about old boards

Mike Tate says:

All “surfers” do is name drop. Iv never seen anything like it

Keith Miller says:

Errr dude like rad.

Marcus Davis says:

I wonder if Duran Barr has ever been to Duranbah ?

Travis Bickle2.0 says:

Great vid!

jonathan de grandpre says:

3:46 joel’s right hand. Gottem

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