You can tell a lot about a person from their quiver: where they surf, how much money they have, what periods in surfing’s history they value. Our initial foam and glass litmus test came back with over 200 entries via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and email rendering the kick-off to #showusyourquiver a successful virtual event that was a blast to curate. But it was more than just board porn, the feedback from you on Facebook regarding the entries was as varied as the quivers themselves. Many praised goliath quivers like #showusyourquiver runner up Michael Fraley, while others scorned his colossal quiver as flagrant display of consumerism run rampant.
The winner was a refreshing young entrant named Rémi from the Mediterranean coast of France, his old firetruck and collection of “uncool” boards from he and his best friends captured the true spirit of stoke and we’re glad you voted him #1. We loved seeing all of your boards and found it fascinating to see what it is you choose to ride on a daily basis. In the end however, the Korduroy Staff Pick went to local San Diegan Jared Muscat who’s well-composed minimalist quiver summed up the essential Korduroy surfing experience.
Thanks for all of your entries and please resubmit in a couple weeks for ‘Session 2’ if your quiver wasn’t displayed on our Facebook gallery! Below are the top 5 quivers in order of your favorites collected on our Facebook page:
Special Thanks to our Supporters – Reef, Aerial7 and Axxe Wetsuits for donating rad prizes to the winners!
#1: Rémi Alaia (Winner of #showusyourquiver Session 1)
Rémi is a French Mediterranean student of math and physics who hopes to go to into environmentally-friendly building and renewable energy school next year. At just 20 years old, he’s been surfing for 4 years and loads up his old fire truck converted into a camper van with his friends to score decent-sized Atlantic surf to escape having to SUP around in the often flat Mediterranean Sea.
Rémi will get a grab bag of Reef gear and a set of Aerial7 headphones as well as a Korduroy T-shirt and sticker pack.
Quiver (see top photo):
(Far Right) The board I ride is Andy Iron pro model 6’1, 18’5/8, 2’1/4
I bought it used from a guy for a cheap price 2 year ago and the board works really well between 3 to 9 feet.
(Second from Left) Then I have a yellow fish thruster, when the waves are small.
(Second from the Right) The small one is the first board I shaped with my brother and his friends, we had just no experience but we tried and the board isn’t perfect but she works. 5’2, for the fins I was inspired from your video (Plywood Fins – Surf Sufficient).
(Center) Then the SUP is from a friend of mine 9 feet I guess it really useful to have one for the Mediterranean sea to paddle around when the waves are flat.
Then the other board are from my brother and friends who I’m surfing all the time.
“I love to surf with my brother Bastien TAGLIANA, his best friend Robin FALCONE, and my best friend Rémi BOURRU. We are just a group of friends passionate about surfing. And at last i just wan’t to thank Korduroy and all the makers who are a really inspiring a lot of surfers out here. Keep going!”
#2: Michael Fraley
We got a lot comments regarding this 40 year old Florida transplant originally hailing from California. Some praised in adulation while others gawked in envy at his backyard treasure trove of stoke. Surfing twice a day and shaping a couple boards a year, he describes his job as a ” founding partner in many Green Businesses.”
He describes his acquisition of a close to $30,000 quiver by saying, “I once went back into a burning building to save a board. I guess that probably says it all. I am the kind of guy that does not value money, cars or houses. When I started making money I didn’t even know how to quantify it to myself other than how many surfboards it could purchase. Over the years, I have really focused on learning the performance aspects of every board I could get my hands on.”
Michael will get a Korduroy Prize Pack with Under the Sun DVD, Korduroy T-shirt and sticker pack
“Most of my surfing is done here in Florida so think waist to chest high mushy swells to punchy shore break. The surf will change a lot here as the tide changes so I will often ride several different boards in a single day.”
From the front left to right. Enjoy Hand Board, Joel Tudor 5’10’’ Twin Fish,
COS 6’2’’ Tri-plane Hull, COS 5’8’’ Nano Potato, CC 5’10’’ C-Hawk, CC 5’8’’
Beausoleil, CC 5’6’’ Ocean Racer, Tyler Warren 5’6’’ Bar of Soap, CC 5’10’’
Twin Fish, CC 5’11’’ Twin Fish, Firewire 6’2’’ El Fuego, CC 6’1’’ Custom Bonzer,
Lost 6’1’’ Rocket, Channel Island 6’0 Dumpster Diver, Fletcher Chouinard 6’4’’
Octopus, CC 9’6’’ Slider, CC 9’6’’ West Side, CC 9’2’’ Mikey Detemple, Cambell
Brothers 6’5’’ Bonzer 5, Stretch/Surftech 6’4’’ F4, Personal Shape 6’0’’ Quad Fish,
Stretch 6’5’’ Magnet, Lost/Firewire 6’4’’ Stealth, CC 6’10’’ Submariner, CC
6’6 Submariner, CC 6’2 Café Racer, CC 6’4’’ Café Racer, Personal Shape 6’1’’
Quad Fish, CC 6’2’’ C-Hawk, CC 6’0’’ Quad Fish, Channel Islands 6’4’’ Flyer F
Quad, Joel Tudor 6’10 Twin Fish, Personal Shape 5’10’’ Epoxy Twin Fish, COS
6’4’’ Quad Performance, CC 6’0’’ Twin Fish, Brom 5’10 Rocket Fish Twin, CC
5’11’’ Twin Fish, CC 5’11’’ Quad Fish, CC 6’5’’ Custom Performance Quad
Most Coveted Board:
Chris Christenson 6’1’’ Custom Bonzer. “This board is unlike anything I have ever ridden before. Lots of drive and super snappy and great in any kind of surf.”
#3: Christopher Anderson
This guy has a classic story: At 23, this recent University of Wollongong graduate began researching the idea of sustainability in the surfboard industry out of personal interest. His professor suggested “you should collect a few broken surfboards, have a pile of em’ you know. People see a problem when there is a pile!” We don’t think he meant 1,000, but Chris figured go “big or go home” and started the 1000 Surfboard Graveyard project.
Aiming to collect 1000 surfboard halves and install them on his local beach like a graveyard, Chris wants to highlight the impact of surfers’ broken boards to spark conversations over our society’s preoccupation with material objects including surfboards. “I’m certainly not trying to point the finger or blame anybody through the project, instead it aims draw attention to the environmental impacts of surfboards to anyone (especially surfers) who may not be aware.”
At 335+ broken surfboard halves, he figures he’s about 1/3 of the way towards reaching his goal.
Follow the progress of the project on facebook by liking it at:
He’s also got a blog that contains more info:
This is classic and we hope some other surf publications and sites give Chris some exposure!
#4: Randy Budd
A happily married 51 year old carpenter from West Creek NJ, Randy’s been surfing since 1973.
“About 4 years ago I got an idea stuck in my head, that I should try to build a surfboard out of wood. I chose to go with hollow construction, and started to gather wood clamps, glue and all the info I could find. 21 boards later, I’m still at it with no reason to stop. New Jersey has a large collection of beachbreaks, I try to make boards that will work here but I am willing to try anything.”
(clockwise from outside spiral)
5’11” ocean ave twin fin
6’2″ spectrum tri
6’8″ Aipa stinger was mine a long time ago,given back to me last summer by an old friend.
6’8″ total comittment
7’0″ shapes and hulls such a clean shape.
7’4″ matador single fin
8’0″ spectrum fun board
9’0″ WRV noserider
The rest are all my creations, Pine Knot Surfboards
7’8″ squaretail to be a singlefin, to be glassed.
7’7″ singlefin pintail ‘Bolt ‘tribute
6’4″ #002 built with a balsa skin cleaned out 2 art supply stores to make that one
6’0″fish to be glassed
5’11″fish one of my favorites
5’11″mini simmons has not been wet yet
6’0″ quad swallow tail
12’0″ kookbox an ongoing project
4’11” fish kneeboard
And 2 random handplanes from the fleet.
“Big thanks for the inspiration to Grainsurfboards.com and both of the Wegener brothers. And thanks to KorduroyTV for posting all the cool pics of all the boards.”
#5 Issac Inouye
Isaac Inouye is the 19 year old son of a Hawaiian surf entrepreneur who created Heavywater Magazine and Heavywater TV as well as coached Sunny Garcia, Kalani Robb, Andy Irons, and Bruce Irons when they were young. Residing in Honolulu, HI, he’s currently majoring in Graphic Design at the University of Hawaii when he’s not surfing and skating.
Skate Quiver (from left to right):
1. Carver demo from the Ripcurl store I work at. It’s a pretty cool board cause it almost feels like you’re surfing.
2. The next board is a board that my brother won somewhere, it has no hardware in it, I’m thinking about trimming it down to a stubby board.
3. The board 3rd from the left and the one on the end are actually the same boards, my dad got them from a friend, they’re really fun.
4/5. The next two decks are the ones i ride at the skateparks (which i rarely do), at least i have something to do when there aren’t any waves on the island haha. The one with the diagonal stripes is my favorite, i ride this at school and at the park, its a really good all around type of board. That board is the only one i pay attention to, it’s just a blank deck with a shape i really liked, the wheels are Abec 11 No Skoolz, the bearings are Bones Swiss, and there are Independent Trucks on it.
“I’m actually starting to make videos on Vimeo, i haven’t really updated it in a while, but I will soon. ”
This is the link to that:
#showusyourquiver Korduroy Staff Pick – Jared A Muscat
Winner of an Axxe Wetsuit Top, any one of Cy’s films, a Korduroy T and Sticker Pack!
Living in a small apartment in Leucadia, CA- Jared describes himself as “in the middle of a quiver cleanse.” His relation to surfing is as follows, “For whatever reason I will start getting too caught up in looking for perfect waves and doing perfect turns and I start to burn out on just enjoying the simple stoke of riding waves… if it is under head high I bodysurf, if it is well overhead and firing I grab my Blue Bonzer…I haven’t stepped foot on a surfboard in over 2 months, but have been in barrels the entire time and am stoked through the full moon. Some friends are worried I won’t find the deck of a board again, I told them to wait for fall, then we will talk.”
I shaped the wooden handplane last summer. I call this plane “Ramona.” It is 22″ x 8 3/4″ x 3/4″ It is my plane for when Beacons is a mushbugger but I still want to catch waves out the back and weave barrels on the very inside. A good friend calls it the longboard handplane.
The swim fins are the classic Churchill Makapuu Fins, I got big ugly feet thanks to my dad and these are the best fit. Just so happen to provide a good kick as well. I am a bit jealous of Pierce Kavanagh who has one of the original sets of Makapuus, the raddest rubber I have ever seen.
The green & white handplane is an Enjoy Handplane Ed Lewis gave to me a couple of weeks back. I tend to leave the handplanes on the shore if the waves have a good amount of size and are hollow, I feel like those are times when all you need are the fins; but that is not often when you live behind Beacons, thus this handplane is currently my daily go-to.
The bicycle is a Puch 27 1/4″ beauty that I lucked into on Craigslist 2 years ago for way less than it is worth. It has ten speeds and I use it daily to get to work, find some fun waves, and grab my farmers market feed. I don’t have a car, so this is my main method of transportation for the moment.
The Bonzer is a Russ Short model shaped by Malcolm Campbell I grabbed from Surfy Surfy last fall right before a run of really good north swell. Bonzers are such incredible boards when you have a wave with some depth and speed, just so dependable in the pocket, where it matters most. The Russ Short is my favorite Bonzer because it is one of the first that they used, with its wide-point forward and 3 fin set up, also Russ Short happened to rip. I like the template because of the way you can utilize foot placement to hold simple lines in the barrel. If this board is in arm the reasoning would be to get barreled a lot, thus it doesn’t go out often.. It is 6’4″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
Links to the work of Jared and Friends: