|Endless Summer with a Mère-Made touch ;)|
Last october, I got to go home with a surfboard that Robert August just shaped live at the Sacred Craft Expo in Del Mar. For more details about this incredible story see my older post "I met Robert August (Part 1)".
Back home, I had in hand an unfinished collector board. Robert August's live shaping session was mainly focused on how to shape his famous spoon (which makes his boards perfect noseriders). As he had many question from the enthusiastic audience, the board was not totally finished when the session ended. It needed some all over sanding and some detail work on the rails. I had a hard time to convince myself I had to touch this board as I did not want to offend the master... Although I was tempted, I definitely could not glass it as it.
Before I was done with the sanding part, I already had an artwork in mind. Come on! In my hand was a Robert August board: it had to have an Endless Summer theme !!!! I worked on the original artwork but I put a little Mère-Made twist in it: the artwork features a female silhouette (instead of a male) carrying a longboard on her head. Plus, she is wearing a Mere-Made bikini! I have to give some credits to my husband as he helped me to draw the silouhette on paper which was then printed out on rice paper at Boardlams.com.
Next was glassing. Tina from Robert August Company insisted that I should bring the board back to the shop in Huntington Beach so that they can put their beautiful logos on it. It was worth the drive: the board came back with an amazing glass and loaded with the official Robert August logos. But here comes the cherry on the cake: the bottom was hand signed by him! Stoked.
Conclusion: my new board is pretty damn unique and I can't wait to learn how to hang 5 (then 10?) on it! Plus, my friend Robert Wald just emailed me about the 50th anniversary of the Endless Summer poster. Perfect timing :)
|I placed the color limit at the official nose rider distance |
(24 inches from the nose)
Hand signed by the Master!
|Little V dreams about taking his dad tandem surfing|
on the new board
|one single fin for an old school glide|
|with Robert August last October|