dimensions: 9'0 x 22 x 2 5/8
[completed in June 2015]
The story: Nicole has been riding a couple of my shortboards in contests and also in Hawaiian line-ups where she surfs regularly. Nothing could make me more happy when she asked for a longboard! Although she is an excellent shortboarder, she wanted a summer board to have fun on smaller waves. But then, she found out she loved longboarding too... Nicole is a complete surfer she can ride either shortboard or longboard and shines in both. So proud to be shaping for her!
The shape: Nicole was borrowing an old Jon Wegener longboard with a beautiful shape. As it was working very good for her, I mainly tried to align my shape to that board. I mixed several of my template to find the right outline for her. The whole time I shaped it I had the Wegener board as a reference on the side of the shaping room. Always nice to have such a classic reference to work with!
The artwork: Totally Nicole's idea! She said she wanted green/blue/teal waves on a teal board. Because I am always looking for more work, I added the idea of horizontal fading in opposition in the waves. White logo.
The testimonial: I got to go surf with Nicole. That is the best testimonial seeing her riding my board on the noose with a big smile on her face!
|watching Nicole from the line-up: priceless|
|sharing the waves with her.|