|with glasser Nico and Rico Leroy (board before glassing in the front)|
Dimensions: 5'4 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/8
[completed in August 2016]
The story: Vatea ("Vatou") is the son of Elodie and Rico, some very close french friends. When we visited them in Hawaii, Vincent left his board there for Vatou (14 year old at the time) who was starting to surf seriously. The same year, when they learn I was visiting Swop Surfboards in France, they asked me to shape another one of that Versatile model. I was very stoked to shape him his own board !
The shape: he asked for the same shape with few minor adjustments.
The artwork: created by Vatou himself, it features some hawaiian license plates with a triangle pattern that relates to the famous surfer Buttons, a friend of Rico and Elodie who recently passed away.
The glass was done at Lacanau Surf Design by Nicolas.