And now a gor­geous surf­board

“Magic” by Jeff Mccal­lum

Surfer - - Contents - Shaped by by Jeff Mccal­lum

“Jeff Mccal­lum or­dered this Bertle­mann-es­que swoosh de­sign,” says mas­ter lam­i­na­tor Alex “Su­per­wolf ” Vil­lalo­bos, pic­tured here hold­ing a board fea­tur­ing his beau­ti­ful hand­i­work. “That de­sign is on a lot of Larry Bertle­mann’s Hawai­ian Pro De­signs boards. I’m pretty sure back then they would do this with an air­brush, but we did it with fiber­glass and resin. It’s more time con­sum­ing than do­ing col­ored gloss, but it looks cool. I prob­a­bly could’ve done it in one long-ass day, but be­tween work­ing on other boards and want­ing to let the resin cure overnight so it would all come out nice and clean, it took me about four days. I think the orig­i­nal vi­sion was go­ing to be a tan where the hot pink is, but then we re­al­ized some­thing bright would look pretty cool up against that bur­gundy.”

And now a gor­geous surf­board

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