Surfboards are the perfect canvas for your artistic creations. Get great ideas, cool designs, and find innovative new uses for old surf craft.
Become a surf artist without even taking art lessons. Let your imagination free, and don't think too much. Enjoy a surf art afternoon session with friends and family.
If you own an old surfboard that will no longer glide across the salted water, take it out of the attic, and bring it back to life.
Surfboards are objects of design; they always look good hanged on the wall or exposed to the elements on a green lawn. It doesn't matter how rotten the board is - just give it a new purpose.
Whether you want to add a personal twist to your favorite stick, or you use it as artwork in your office, there are plenty of materials you can use to make surfboard art. Take a look at a few original ideas:
Use the power of words to express your feelings for surfing and waves. Write a poem, inscribe a surfing quote, and give your surfboard a new meaning.
The Delft Project by Spider Murphy and Richard Hart
Make a contemporary art sculpture or installation
Have you broken a board? Have you found the tail end of a pro surfer's stick? Stack up the pieces of foam and make something that the world has never seen.
Ranginui by Bino Smith
The 1000 Surfboard Graveyard Project by Chris Anderson
Handpaint your surf fins
Art is also in the details. Paint innovative forms and patterns on your fins, and get them out of the water.
Hand-Painted Surf Fins by Wild Wolf Collective
Make a statue
Honor the life of a special surfboard. Highlight its finest moments. Get a plinth, and write a eulogy.
ACN017 Inside Light 2 by Christophe Nancey
Paint it and go surfing
Draw from imagination, get a paint marker or an acrylic-based spray paint and give your favorite surfboard a new colorful look.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Drew Brophy
Build a table or a chair
An old, heavy and cracked longboard can quickly become a magnificent outdoor dinner table or chair.
The Surfboard Table at Stacked Samui
The Legend - Bombwatcher Folding Surfboard Chair by Surf Life Designs
Create a surfboard waste barrel
Contact your local surfboard shapers and build an eye-catching barrel made of foam.
The Surfboard Waste Wave/Trash Tube at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Build a coat and towel hanger
Remind yourself you're a surfer every time you get home late, and need to hang up your coat. Or a bathroom version for your towels.