[completed in November 2011]
This board was finished earlier this month but I could not post about it. Indeed, this was a special order from a girlfriend for her boyfriend, both co-workers of my husband. Nicki wanted to surprise Tony with a custom board (his first surfboard ever!!!). So sweet! He started surfing last summer. By chance I knew the kind of board he likes to ride as he borrowed our "guest" board for a while and enjoyed it very much. I just copied it from nose to tail with a bit more volume (thickness) to make sure he catches all his dream waves ;)
The design and colors were a no brainer as I was told that Tony was a HUGE fan of the LA Lakers. Besides, I really liked the purple/yellow colors which remind some old style longboard.
This board is very special to me. I almost did not want to sell it as it was a joint effort of Mère-made Surfboards and S.A.W. Surfboards. My friend and "shaper around the world" (http://learntoshapearoundtheworld.blogspot.com/), Loic (see previous post), did an amazing job glassing it in Mexico at Orozco Surfboards where he spent 2 weeks. He draw the white pinelines and went for a really nice polish. When I saw the finished board I was in shock. I thought about not selling it.... and then I read the line that says "For Tony" on it.... so I let it go...
|fresh glassing from SAW Surfboards|
(Photo: Loic Bourdon)
|copyright??? what copyright?|
|Loic, board#006, happy Tony, me and mini-me|
|in action on board#006 (Photo: Loic Bourdon)|
|board#007 is next|