Custom Surfboard with Hawaiian Fabric Inlay
Surfboards bought right off the rack at your local surf shop pretty much
all look the same. They are all white with a wood stringer down the
center, and of course the shapers stamp on the front or back of the
board. There aren't a lot of options to choose from in regards to color,
design, and having any of your personality displayed on your surfboard.
Shop boards are basically a blank canvas to paint and create on. Of
course you have a great selection of stomp pads, and leashes in many
different colors, and styles to reflect your identity, but with so many
riders in the water we like to stand out a bit, and spread a little
aloha with our surfboards.
Customizing your surfboard is a great way to add a little touch of
individualism and style to your quiver. There are many ways to add your
own personal flavor to your surfboard, you can draw your own artwork
like the ....Lost crew does with paint pens, add heaps of surf branded
stickers to the nose like a professional surfer, paint the whole board
any color other than white, or do what we like to do, and that is to
glass in some Hawaiian fabric
to the surfboard. Here is a great simple example of a surfboard with a
Hawaiian fabric inlay on the nose of a long board one of our customers
sent to us.
As you can see just adding a little touch of aloha gives this long board
a much more stylish look, and when you are done riding it, it will look
great hanging up your wall. This custom built nose rider with the
Hawaiian fabric inlay has an old school foam density, Volan glass, 1/4
cedar on each side with a 1/4 balsa center stringer for added strength
(see close up below.)
Look at the detail put into that stringer, you know this guy loves to shape boards!
This surfboard was shaped by Steve Divita over at Head High Surfboards and he does some pretty incredible artwork on his surfboards, be sure to check out his online gallery of his boards.