Probably the most successful so far.
Even though the number of boards decreased compared to last year, I can't be more proud of 2016 production! A total of 36 boards which is a bit less than last year due to the extra time spent on artworks which have became more and more complex lately. That also means I am maxing out my hobby production (i.e., I can't work more than that unless I quit my day time/full time job :))
This following stat I am particularly happy about: compared to last year, there is a 20% increase of the number of boards shaped for female riders which almost reaches the male rider orders! Yay!
In addition I also got three paper publications in surf magazines including Surf Session (France) and Surfgirl (UK) which were illustrated by my loyal friend and amazing photographer Laurent Chantegros.
|Surf Session "Mademoiselle" 2016|
Also this year I got to shape at Swop Surfboards and ND Surf (both located in France) and I recently had the chance to do an intense shaping training in Maui with Matt Kinoshita at Kazuma Surfboards. All those experiences are priceless and definitely make my 2017 year very exciting with the new skills I am developing...