How To Paint Your Surfboard
words by Tyler Smith and Ratboy
Photographers and photo editors alike agree that a colorful board is a happy board. You’re not as likely to get a shot in a magazine on an all-white board. The easiest and cheapest way to make your board pretty and colorful is to draw on it yourself. It’s very easy and really fun. While on a surfing expedition to Australia, Tyler Smith, with help from Rat, show you the steps it takes to make yourself look like a cool pro surfer.
- A clear-coat white, preferably new surfboard
- Poska pens, fresh off the boat from Japan (or the American equivalent)
- A can of clear spray enamel
Clean the board, wiping off any dust or wax.
Pick your color scheme. In this case, red and yellow.
Think of an idea and start drawing on the board. If you can’t draw, have a friend help you. If you mess up, just redo over the messed up line and cover it up with the same color.
Let board dry before spraying.
Spray two or three even strokes. Don’t spray too thick¿no drips.
Show off your cool new paint job that you did all by yourself!