Surf Art

Surfboard Henna DesignYou can commission Pistache to hand paint a surfboard for you or your business. Prices depend on the complexity of the artwork, if you need us to provide the surfboard and also shipping costs. We only use the best quality materials for all our Surf Art projects. For all enquiries please e-mail info[at]pistache.co.uk.

The surfboard above is a Henna design longboard that was commissioned by Free People (Urban Outfitters sister brand). The board is a hand shaped Phil Grace longboard from our friend Darren at the Quiksilver Surfboards factory in Hossegor. We hand painted it using a lot of white Posca Pens (the best in the business), Montana spray paint and Industrial Matt Varnish. Click the link for more photos of this henna painted surfboard.

Bradley Surfboards DevilThis surfboard was commissioned by our friend Johannes at Quiksilver, he wanted a painting of a bear but with a twist. So we filled the outline with authentic Polynesian designs including warrior and family motifs to give him extra strength in the water. The board is a Viper model Bradley Surfboard, click the link for more photos of this surf art project.

Posca Pens Surfboards This surfboard was hand painted for our friend David who manages the Quiksilver Boardriders Club in Biarritz. He wanted a vintage signwriting style design for this board, so we drew some old school tattoo, thrift store and barber shop logos on the bottom. The board is a Simon Anderson Surfboard 3 Peat model, click the link for more photos of this surf art project.

Painting Surfboards With Posca PensThis surfboard is a single fin shaped by master shaper Phil Grace in the Euroglass factory. It was another commission for David from the Quiksilver Boardriders Club Biarritz. On this one he wanted a Raven design but left it up to us to add our own surf art style to the piece. You can see more photos of this hand painted surfboard if you click the link.

Urban Outfitters SurfboardsWe painted an aztec inspired surf art design, which was commissioned by Free People, on a 7’2″ surfboard from Euroglass surfboard factory in Hossegor. The original artwork was a bit too simple, so we improved it by adding a lot more detail in the triangles and around the edges of the design. You can see more pictures of this board for Free People by clicking the link.

Tomo SurfboardsIt’s not everyday that you get to draw boobs and get paid for it. That’s why we were happy to paint this surfboard commissioned by Fred from Nixon Watches. Fred managed to break this board the 1st surf he had after it was painted, maybe that’s karma? There’s not much else to say about this surf art project except that the board is a Tomo Surfboard, click the link for more photos.

Tom Carroll SurferWe were painting surfboards at the Quiksilver Surfboards BBQ during the Quik Pro France 2013 and we got to meet one of our idols. Tom Carroll chatted to us for ages about surfing and surf art. He was really down to earth and didn’t think he was to important to spend some time with us mere mortals. Click the link of you want to see more photos of us in action painting surfboards.

Posca Pens SurfboardsThis surfboard is one of the ones that we painted for Quiksilver Surfboards at their annual BBQ. It’s a wolf’s head filled with aztec linework. This board is also a Christiaan Bradley Surfboard, click the link for more photos of this surf art project.

Aztec Surfboard Posca PensThis surfboard is from our own quiver, it is a 7’6″ funboard shaped by Phil Grace. The design is an all-over aztec nspired surf art design with loads of colour sprayed on and then linework done using Posca Pens. Click the link for more photos of this aztec surfboard design.

Euroglass SurfboardsThis swallowtail surfboard was another commission by Free People (Urban Outfitters) on a 6’2″ from Euroglass surfboard factory in Hossegor. The design was sent to us and we liked it, so we didn’t change it too much. It kind of reminded us of Jeff Ho + Craig Stecyk style surf art when it was finished. You can see more photos of this board for Urban Outfitters sister company Free People by clicking the link.

Stand Up Paddle BoardThis was the biggest board we’ve painted, it’s a 10’6″ Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) which was also commissioned by Free People. The board is an ST Comp epoxy SUP, also from the Quiksilver Surfboard factory. It took a while to find someone who would ship this to the USA, we have to thank our friend Darren again for helping us get it across the Atlantic. There are more photos of this surf art project if you click the Stand Up Paddle Board link.

Pukas SurfboardsThis was a skull surf art design commissioned by our friend FX, it was one of the 1st surfboards we ever painted and it came out great. This board is a Pukas Surfboard, if you click the link you can see more photos.

Surf Art PistacheMexican Sugar Skulls (Calavera) have become a major part of our surfboard painting portfolio, everyone wants one in their surf art collection. This is a Mark Phipps surfboard that we painted at one of the Quiksilver BBQs. The sugar skulls look good from a distance as well as close up. This board is a Mark Phipps Surfboard, if you click the link you can see more photos of this board.

Paige Hareb Pro SurferThis surfboard was a custom design for ASP pro surfer Paige Hareb which has got a henna inspired lotus flower painted on it. The board is a MT Woodgee hand shaped by Wayne McKewen. You can see more photos of the surf art that we painted for Paige Hareb if you click the link.

Posca Life CustomWe painted this surfboard for pro surfer Bec Woods, the artwork is a mixture of different elements, with a Mexican sugar skull a lotus flower and a couple of birds. The board was hand shaped by Gold Coast based shaper Nick Blair. You can see more photos of the surf art that we painted for Bec Woods if you click the link.

MT Woodgee SurfboardsThis is another piece of surf art that we painted for Paige Hareb when she was in Europe for the womens ASP world tour. This design is a very detailed Phoenix and the board is another Mt Woodgee hand shaped by Wayne McKewen. You can see more pictures of this Posca painted surfboard if you click the link.

Painting SurfboardsThis surfboard was hand painted for David at the Quiksilver Boardriders Club in Biarritz. This surf art is based on a close-up view of a Japanese style fish scale tattoo. The board is another masterpiece from shaper Phil Grace. Click the link for more photos of this Surfboard.

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