Inaugural SurfAid Cup in Santa Cruz, CA

Posted on April 04, 2016 by Soul Octopus

SurfAid Cup Santa Cruz Daryn McBride
Artwork by: Daryn McBride

Soul Octopus is proud to be a supporter of the inaugural SurfAid Cup in Santa Cruz, CA.

This surf contest is to raise funds to help save the lives of women and children in remote areas of Indonesia, areas connected to us by surfing. 

On Saturday, April 23rd at Pleasure Point, 10 teams will be vying to be crowned the SurfAid Cup Champions. Two teams are still open and you could be one of the lucky few to surf with the likes of the legendary Wingnut Weaver, Maverick’s regulars Shawn Dollar and Tyler Fox, local legend and former pro Bob Pearson, long time SurfAid supporter and surf culture icon, Allen Sarlo and pro Pascal Stansfield to name a few. 

For more information, Check out the weekend line-up and purchase tickets below:


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Inside the Shaping Room - PART 1

Posted on January 31, 2015 by Soul Octopus

Take a look inside my shaping room with the first installment of Inside the Shaping Room. I'll be sharing works in progress and some of the other designs around my shop.

Working on the new Thunderbird Landing Craft Double Diamond Sea Gem. Nose/tail, tail/nose?

Rough sketch for both the Thunderbird Landing Craft Double Diamond Sea Gem and the Star Fighter.

Some tools of the trade.

Wall of Soul Octopus riders over the past 25+ years.

I'll let you in on one secret, every board is made with just a dash of Soul Seasoning. But only a "dash".

Working on a couple of different options for the tail of the Star Fighter.

You got that right, Bangsy!

As if the guy on the right even has to say anything.

Posted in Inside the Shaping Room

Angel Shark Kneeboard Surfboard

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Soul Octopus

The new 5'9" Angel Shark for Happy the shih tzu surf puppy. Equipped with unreasonable speed channels, full flight wings, mind-bending dimensions, and a quad-fin shark tail.

...And another one for Flash Ben (he's a human).

Day of the Dead Surfboard

Posted on June 02, 2014 by Soul Octopus

New Day of the Dead inspired board for Mary. Thanks once again to Professor Joe Stark for the amazing artwork on another Soul Octopus board! Day of the Dead Soul Surfboard

Posted in Surfboard Designs

Sea Soul 10'x2" Square Tail Longboard

Posted on July 09, 2013 by Soul Octopus

The ever stylish and sophisticated Sea Soul 10'x2" square tail longboard with power band. 

Posted in Surfboard Designs

Neil Diamond's New Longboard

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Soul Octopus

The other Neil Diamond was our winner of the surfboard given away during the raffle for our Help a Brother Out event. Neil was so overjoyed when his number was called that he burst out into song, singing, "...and the load doesn't weigh me down at all, he ain't heavy, he's my brother!"

Congrats on your new board Neil!



Posted in Surfboard Designs

Kool Surfboard for One Lucky Kid

Posted on August 24, 2012 by Soul Octopus

Check out this new board for one lucky kid. The front is bright, and fresh with an all organic, pesticide-free bunch of grapes.

The back is loaded with sugar and bursting with amazing grape flavor.


Posted in Surfboard Designs

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