The company got their start in 2007, but their roots go way further back than that. Just check out the blueprints (which you can purchase) of one of their best selling surfboards: The Lumberjack. The old manufacturing renderings are actually from one of the founder’s great-grandfather’s patent drawings.
On to the good stuff: the actual surfboards are not only highly capable of helping you catch waves, they are art. The boards are hand-built, meant to be timeless both in construction and design, and are made in California.
But not all of us are surfers, right? Well, Almond has something for us, too. The brand has an incredibly comprehensive lineup of soft goods. The clothing is responsibly produced in Peru, Texas, and, of course, California.
It’s also obvious that this brand has some friends, and ones with good taste. Almond has done some amazing collaborations, from the only leather belt you will need to buy this decade, to a reusable water bottle made with the very respectable No Beach Plastic, and even a very dashing skateboard by Shakastics.
The CA Diamond Hoodie, $66, features a small Almond logo on the front, and the "California-Made" screenprint on back.
The Navy Almond Trucker Hat, $24, features a name-plate patch front & center. The snap-back style is adjustable and will fit most.
Keep that cool and casual appearance with the Low Tide Woven Shirt, $76, a 100% cotton chambray shirt made in Texas.
The Sportsman Trunks, $72, are made with lightweight, fast-drying two-way stretch polyester-spandex blend fabric.
The Douglas Stripe Tee, $44, is made with responsible manufacturing, in Peru, and it is hand-signed by the person who made it. Not many tees can claim that.
Made in California, the Drew Crewneck, $76, is super soft made of 100% Cotton French Terry Fleece.
The Lumberjack Plans Tee, $32, is fashioned after one of Almond Surfboards' most popular boards. The tee features the blueprints on front.
The Lumberjack Plans Print, $40, is a 16"x20" print, displays the blue-print plans for the Lumberjack surfboard, and was inspired by old patent drawings. Historical and artistic.
The Rover Pants, $96, feature triple-needle stitch in areas that experience the most wear. They are made in the USA of Japanese canvas.
The Two Feet & Firing Tee, $32, features a front design by Australian artist, Simon Perini.
Post the California Surf Checklist Poster, $25, up on your wall, and then slowly but surely make your way to all these amazing surf destinations on the CA coast.
The Script Hoodie, $66, is made of 100% loop back cotton fleece, pre-washed to reduce shrinkage.
The WW x Standard Leather Belt, $68, is a creative collab between Windward-Western & the Standard Leather Company.
The Westport Stripe, $44, is your new favorite tee. Rich cream, with royal and red stripes, plus amazing attention to detail, by way of woven patches.