This is a one of a kind collaborative board with photog extraordinaire, Laura Austin. We caught up a few months back & I shared with her an idea for a ‘Coastal Californian summer’ themed surfboard installation I have planned to welcome the best time of year to live in said local. There probably isn’t another image that better captures the essence of what I had in mind, so I was so stoked when I saw that Laura had chosen to use this image. The tower is so iconicly Newport Beach & I love how from a distance the image reads as a painted horizontal stripe . The shape is a classic twin fin with a deep swallow tail, complete with a dripping gloss polish finish and a woven PIETY label.
This board will be on display at Bear Flag Fish Co. in Newport Beach come July.
Laura Austin, From photography, to design, to running multiple websites, Laura Austin has her hand in a bit of everything. As the online editor of Snowboarder Magazine she roams the globe documenting life as she sees it.
Laura is all over the web, but here is a good place to start to see what she’s been up to lately… http://inspiredbyme.tumblr.com/
Featured board model: Summer in abandon
5’8″ x 21″ x 2 1/2″, 6oz gloss polish fiberglass with photo inlay and transparent smoke twin keels