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Clearwater Glassing, Costa Mesa, CA

October 4, 2017

 

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The front window at Clearwater glassing in Costa Mesa, CA: a start to finish surfboard manufacturing shop. We have been working out of this shop since moving to California.

The front window at Clearwater glassing in Costa Mesa, CA: a start to finish surfboard manufacturing shop. We have been working out of this shop since moving to California.

 
Two boards getting rushed out the door for the biggest SSW swell of the season.

Two boards getting rushed out the door for the biggest SSW swell of the season.

 
Another look at one of the rush orders, A 5'11 round tail super soaker.

Another look at one of the rush orders, A 5'11 round tail super soaker.

 
One of the walls in the lamination room. Ray Promer not only runs the shop, but also runs his own company in Promer Surfboards.

One of the walls in the lamination room. Ray Promer not only runs the shop, but also runs his own company in Promer Surfboards.

 
Resin, Resin, Resin, Acetone.

Resin, Resin, Resin, Acetone.

 
The main shaping bay in Clearwater Glassing.

The main shaping bay in Clearwater Glassing.

 
Ray and I talking design trends of the late 90s/early 2000s. Looking at a board he shaped in 2001, almost 20 years ago now; still in great condition.

Ray and I talking design trends of the late 90s/early 2000s. Looking at a board he shaped in 2001, almost 20 years ago now; still in great condition.

 
Some of the smaller but more important tools in the shaping bay.

Some of the smaller but more important tools in the shaping bay.

 
Tanner works out of Clearwater Glassing as a sander/laminator. He also runs his own company in Barret Surfboards.

Tanner works out of Clearwater Glassing as a sander/laminator. He also runs his own company in Barret Surfboards.

 
Tanner pulled this out of his van when we got talking on shooting with film.

Tanner pulled this out of his van when we got talking on shooting with film.