Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shortboards surfboards San Clemente Paul Carter

A new shortboard and a comparison on the two shapes.
On the left a 5'11 by 19.75 both are 2.38 thick,the board on the right is a 5'9 by 21.
I have been riding the 5'9 in knee to chest high surf and I'm very stoked with the speed it carries through the flat sections with more then enough speed for quick or carving turns and slide when you want it.

handshaped sc surfboards

I wanted to make a board for chest high to overhead surf that has a similar curve with a bit less volume all the way around.
Custom Handshaped surfboards in all shapes and sizes since 1993. 
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The art of hanshaped surfboards San Clemente

The art scultping of Handshaped surfboards in San Clemente has many roots all the way back to the first surf shop of Velzy Jacabs in the late 50s.

The shop was located on north el camino real were the Aussie dogs is now just up from another shop with roots and fellow shaper Timmy Patterson.

There is a lot of history in SC with shops that have come and moved on such as infinity were the catalyst shop or lost surfboards is now off pico on the ocean side.
That shop was home to Rick James surfboards,Herbie Fletcher and many more. 

I think of Midget smith with whom I shared a shaping room with for 3 years. Midget was a great surfer and shaper and fun to surf with I always enjoyed talking with midget.
I'm  told he had a shop down by the sc pier in the late 70s.

The shops that followed were also started by fellow hand shapers such as Brian Clark of BC surfboards just north of del mar street. 

Stewarts shop is another shop at the south end of El Camino Real both here and Brian are in the craftsmen category and both good surfers.

I will expand further on the many shapers in San Clemente from the past to the present.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Shaping San Clemente Surfboards Paul Carter

This video gives a bit of my story on this journey through life as a Surfer Shaper Artist.

I was interviewed at the shop and then we went to the shaping room.

I'm stoked and inspired on this new time capsule video. 
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Specializing is custom HandShaped Surfboards in all shapes and sizes since 1993.

I'm available for your next custom Surfboards and Sup boards. Email or 949-361-5885.

I'm slowly and steadily building inventory for bashams at 213 los molinos off pico, They are open 6 days a week stop in and check out the variety of boards that I will continue to expand on.

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A great incite of the journey of a Hand Shaper since 1993
Hand Shaping Surfboards Paul Carter

Sunday, June 29, 2014

San Clemente Surfboards review Paul Carter

A quick over view of some of the latest hand shaped surfboards by Paul Carter
Paul Carter Handshaped Surfboards

Here is a quick surfboard review on a latest batch of hand shaped short boards.

A nice variety of boards for all types of surf and surfing for two foot to 6 to 8 foot.

One of the boards is a fun small wave board that i'm really stoked about for the paddling and speed and maneuverability.

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Surfboards Art San Clemente Car Show

Surfboards and Art Today at 221 ave del mar street in San Clemente stop by and  check out my latest surfboards and original artwork next door to Tina's & Vince's.
some of the surfboards and art on display on del mar in san clemente
Surfboards & Artwork

The street will be closed for the hundreds of classic cars on display. Stop in and say hello I will be giving away a limited edition poster a $25.00 value with the purchase of original artwork, or a custom surfboard. Limeted one per customer and only 6 availble. 
this is one of the paintings on display for the car show on del mar check out the location for more art
Abstract Art Paul Carter

Stop in and say hello either way I look forward to seeing and meeting you there.

Remember inspired creativity feeds the soul.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Painting abstract surf art San Clemente

Painting abstract surf art in San Clemente using Masonite and wood. The Masonite is great to paint on with a very smooth surface for more detail.
I like to use acrylic paint and take my time on the process.
four abstract paintings showing the steps of painitng
Painting in progress by Paul Carter
A nice perspective into the steps of painting abstract art
Abstract paintings by Paul Carter
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Abstract art by Paul Carter
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abstract art in progress by Paul Carter

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A new quiver of San Clemente Surfboards

A new quiver of surfboards Handshaped and made in the USA.
From left to right 
A 6'8 by 21.25 with a 2+1 set for all types of waves from 1ft to overhead.
A 6'6 by 19.75 with a five fin set up.
A 6ft by 19.38 with a 3fin set for waves in the 2ft to overhead surf.
A 5'11 by 20.75 for knee to head high surf with a the many options of a 5fin set up.
four new hand shaped surfboards san clemente surfboards
Paul Carter Handshaped surfboards
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