So there's this surf company that seems to be taking Newport by storm. The name of this "little" company is Almond. Started by the genuinely nice Dave Allee and Jeremy Searcy, they have seem to found yet another niche in the surf industry.
They started making a couple t-shirts and custom boards- logs, fishes, and eggs. And just as of a month ago, opened a shop on 367 Newport Blvd. I've had the privilege to have surfed with Dave a couple times. He's a wonderful guy with a great style that you don't see much of anymore. I have yet to pick up one of his boards, but you can be sure that it will be soon. I hope for the very best for Dave and Almond.