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I get a few enquiries about these boards, so I thought I'd write a note about the process. (as of June 28th 2019)


I love doing these boards, but they sell very quickly, so while I don’t have any finished ones at present, I do have three boards in the first stage. I search out old pre-loved boards, and start the process with cleaning, stripping, & sanding, before fixing any damage and removing the fins (makes it easier to hang) then there’s applying the base coats and more sanding, before I can even begin painting. Usually a job for the warmer months, as I like to work outside. 


I tend to do a lot of Maori and pacific influenced patterns in the background, and have done several whales now. If you look at my work throughout the website, you can get an idea of what I can do. I'm happy to discuss ideas if you're after something in particular. 


If you had a fav old board, I could work with that, but it would need to be transported to Kaikōura. At this time of year the prep work might take a bit longer, and it can take anywhere from a week to few weeks to paint. 

These boards are for display purposes only, they've already developed enough character. So much better to end up as a cool piece of art, than ending up in a landfill!

If you've got any questions, or would like to commission a board, just send me a message.