it's officially been months since i have gone surfing. some injuries, international travels, and last minute forecast changes have all meant i have had very little, to zero sand piles in my bathtub. since i am awaiting the day when the forecast aligns with a decent weekend report i am stuck dreaming of the ocean, so i thought i had better get to sharing the long over due update on my surfboard.  

a while back I posted about a surfboard I had custom made by Blackfern Surf

this was a carefully curated process of picking out colors. i used my pinterest boards and started to compile color combinations, i wanted a board that wasn't a generic white or super appetizing to sharks. (they totally exist in the PNW). i had the entire color spectrum open and the color combinations that made me the happiest were those of a sea-foamy tequila sunrise. the golden hues mixing along the pink and rimmed up with a little sea foam boarder. she's a real beaut' and has completed our blackfern surfing family. 

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my finished blackfern surfboard

her name is rhonda anaconda!

interested in having your own custom-made board, or some repairs to a current board? head on over to www.blackfernsurf.com and reach out to the awesome husband and wife team of black fern. shaper, mike hall will set you up with the board of your dreams, he did for me!


the beginnings of a surfboard with Blackfern Surf

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blackfern surfboar

i paid a little visit to Blackfern surf a few months back when my husband decided i was deserving of a custom made surfboard for my first year of marriage anniversary. since we were already on our way to customize my own board it only seemed fitting for me to have the deciding choice on what colors my board would be, so i had to check out in person what my possibilities were.

i spent some time walking around the shop with Mike and learned about the process the board goes through from building a template to cutting, shaping, finely shaving, applying fiberglass, resin coats, and all of the other jazz that is the process of building a surfboard. after having a look around we talked about the different ways to color the board deck and rails. i left with my head full of thoughts and ideas and practically unable to sleep at the thought of picking our surfboard colors, you would have thought i was naming my first born child.

after nearly too long, i pulled together a color scheme and let Mike at Blackfern know, absolutely cannot wait to see hot it turns out!