Surfboard art: colors, shapes and creative drawings

Surfboard painting designs have been colouring the art of surfing for a long time. Many surfers defend their simple, clean andwhite surfboards, but many others like to express their passion for surfing with drawings, catchphrases, political statements, flowers, tribal shapes and Hawaiian landscapes.


Painting surfboards is not as easy as it may look. Applying colours and artistic ideas require time, detail and experience. First of all, you should carefully plan your project. Draw the full scale picture in rice paper before entering the custom paint job.

If you're adding a painting to an old surfboard, make sure to clean it very well with naphtha and acetone, so that the old wax is completelyremoved from the entire plank. Then, a rapid sandpaper job will make itperfect.

Surfboard art: adding photos and details to your favourite board

There are two ways of painting surfboards. Spray paint is very good, but demands more experience. Paint pens can be used to get the details you always wanted in a surfboard. A great option is to combine both surf paint techniques, so that you turn your surfboard into an artwork that could be exhibited in a surf museum.

If possible, applying a clear top coat will protect your design from being peeled off with time, salt, wax and sun. In ideal conditions, a surfboard should be painted before the final fiber glass job. Adding spray paint to a finished surfboard is also adding weight.

There are thousands of surfboard art ideas available online. Surfers tend to enjoy many surfboard painting styles, but colours are usually always there. Beautiful surfer girls, iconic riders, national symbols, sun rays and perfect sunsets are widely used to enlighten boards.

Surfboard art: girls, rock stars and fashion logos

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