Some pretty sweet surfboards from former Apple designer, Thomas Meyerhoffer.
Parisian graffiti artist André has recently collaborated with Quiksilver to create 12 cool handpainted surfboards.
An incredible collection of photographs capturing the beauty to be found inside the tube of a breaking wave.
Beautiful Twin Keel Fish with tapered red cedar stringer, bamboo keels and artwork by Johanna St. Clair for Two Birds Fly, a San Fransisco based company that takes a green approach to surfboard building. Each board is hand made, hand drawn and hand glassed by local artists and craftsmen.
As they say on their website “more than just art on surfboards, our sleds are designed to be ridden”.
Read on for two more examples with artwork by Serena Mitnik-Miller and Nat Russell.
These minimally styled, limited edition surf and paddle boards, from James Perse, are classically designed and hand shaped by one of Southern California’s most reputable shapers from the 60′s.
Incredible beach and surf images from Tasmanian based photographer, Stuart Gibson.
Machined from ten kilograms of hollow nickel, Marc Newson’s surfboard started off as a custom-made tool for big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara. He was looking for a new kind of heavy and sturdy board which would resist the force of powerful waves almost impossible to catch with normal fibreglass boards.
Newson got together with veteran shaper, Dick Brewer, to experiment with new materials in surfing using the process of electroforming. The result is this highly polished surfboard, with three razor sharp fins, made of a metal usually used for helicopter rotor blades.
Apparently, during a wipe-out, McNamara lost his $100,000 board and discovered it the next day in the hands of someone 15 miles down the beach. That board is now on display at the Gagosian Gallery in New York.
Only a total of ten boards exist with one selling recently at a Sotheby’s auction in NYC for $200,000.
The Colors of Coincidence is the first monograph of artist Wolfgang Bloch, featuring his best pieces alongside a soulful account of the artist’s life. Designed by fellow surf visionary, David Carson, it’s a must have book for all art loving surfers and beach lovers.
“Wolfgang Bloch sees waves everywhere—in the ocean, in the grain of wood, in the core of a surfboard that he has sawed in two. Using all of these different media, Bloch creates simple, evocative paintings that transform ocean waves into otherworldly compositions of color and shape.”