White Concrete Sink | Merrick by SlabHaus
This sink is dedicated to the surfboard shaping legend Al Merrick. Merrick began his life in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, during World War II. The family moved to Florida, then California when he was seven. Merrick began surfing in Encinitas at age 10 and attended San Dieguito High School (as did one of his legendary riders Rob Machado). He rode for Surfboards Hawaii at the time and helped shaper John Price develop a noserider. After high school, he attended Palomar College for a short time, but found the curriculum wasn't to his liking. The lines of this white concrete sink not only represent a subtle wave but the materials used to build this sink go hand in hand with building a surfboard. Al Merrick reminds me of myself in the sense that he has been dedicated to performance and quality through hard work, innovation, and originality. Over the last 38 years, Channel Islands Surfboards has grown from a local grass-roots operation to a cutting edge organization, catering to the best surfers in the world. It started with hard-core surfing and quality in mind and these guidelines have brought them through three decades of constant change in the surf industry.