Saturday, October 12, 2019

Riding the waves of creativity by Paul Carter

 A great morning surf with good friend the others day on my birthday.  
Had some great waves of research and development on this hand shaped surfboard with many speed spots.

Growing up riding long and short boards and everything in between,  I have learned that each board has many speed spots.   In this photo is one of those speed spots with balance and gravity and martial arts.
Test pilot Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter 10-19
Paul Carter surfing 10-19 R/D
Here is a surf dream freehand Painted on wood.  This is lighting up a home a some positve intentioned friends and people that are part of my tribe.
 Istom hand painted art work by Paul Carter
Original art by Pail Carter 10-19

This is another time capsule of the testing and training with surfing.
Dropping in behind the peak and trimming down into the Power pocket of the wave while on the nose is a unique experience of energy.   
With a variety of board shapes and lengths, widths and tails and rails and rockers etc.  Surfing is limitless and shaping them is unlimited and only limited by ones perception.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Original freehand artwork on the journey by Paul Carter-060 #paulcarterart

A time capsule video of some of the latest art from 2003 to the present.

The fire gets stoked with surfing shaping and art and the whole creative process from the inside out.
Paul Carter surfer-shaper-artist 9-19

Here are some of the many paintings from the journey called life as a human being not a machine.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Hand shaping a Surfboards by Paul Carter 9-19

Hello guys thanks for taking the time to check out the blog journal on the journey of life.

Here is a 5'9 by 20.75 around 2.5/8 with a shallow swallow tail.
Custom Surfboards by Paul Carter 9-19
The cutting process with a hand saw,  yes a hand saw.  There is allot to be said about handmade and hand shaped anything for the matter.
Shaping surfboards by Paul Carter 9-19
The completed outline and shape of this fast fish.
Custom made Surfboards all sizes by Paul Carter
Fish surfboard by Paul Carter 9-19 
The beauty of curves and a swallow tail.
San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter
custom surfboards by Paul Carter 9-19
The speed of concaves and the lift through airflow and water flow.  One must adapt and learn by doing the activities.

Keep the fire stoked and keep creating and staying connected to the dirt and water of the earth.
custom hand made surfboards by Paul Carter
custom surfboards by Paul Carter 9-19

Friday, September 06, 2019

Surfer Shaper Artist R/D by Paul Carter #paulcartersurfboards

Some research and development on a 9ft Hand Shaped, Hand Painted Surfboard.

My journey as a Surfer began between age 4-5 next to the jetty at doheny on a 10ft board.  

I Was pushed into a one foot wave and standing with my feet side by side going straight in the the sandy section of the beach.  

Well the fire was lit inside of my mind, spirit, body and soul and the journey began that day.

The ocean and the waves have been a source of facing my fears and healing my soul. 

When I began my journey hand shaping surfboards little did I know I was shaping my own life on many levels.

Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter 8-19
By Mike Muir 

A small day and staying light on my feet, letting the waves do the work for trim speed to do a quick pivot turn.

When I look at the surf shots. I am looking at many aspects a couple being the rail lines and the water lines off the rails.

I enjoy riding many types and styles of surfboards from 5’9 to 10-11ft.

Each board has a different trim speeds and turning spots and some have a few speed spot to tap into.
Paul Carter Surfboards and art 8-19
Surfer  Shaper Artist Paul Carter 8-19 ph-M.Miur

With hand shaping 100% I go through a mental journey to stay present and let go of the mental distractions that might pop up in the sculpting process.

These photos were shot 8-2019 by a long time friend Mike Muir and I am grateful for them.
san clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter
Surfer-Shaper-Artist Paul Carter R/D 8-19 photo by M.Miur

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Freehand art on surfboard fins by Paul Carter 8-19 #paulcarterart

When I started surfing at age  5 it was the beginning of an adventure with the sea and the many waves of change of growth and exploration and facing my fears and staying focused on my dreams and positive goals.

The first fin I painted was put on the second classic 3 stringer I hand shaped was around 94-95.
  It was glassed on the board directly with no box.  It was a 3 stringer at the time from Clark foam, all redwood stringers.   It was and still is a beautiful board with a classic antique Hawaiian painting on the fin. 

When I started painting in 2000 I was inspired to do so and I went for it and been at it ever since.   My journey began with the process of learning by doing. 

The first fin below is two sided using a paint pen and 100% freehand.
I have traveled to beautiful place with amazing waves and tropical and forest landscapes, this a surf dream from parts of my travels and a Surfers dream perspective with a right & left point break.
Freehand art by Paul Carter
Paul Carter freehand art 2019

Surf Shaper Artist craftsman Paul Carter
Custom freehand art in a surfboard fin by Paul Carter 2019
The abstract fin below is a great way to let go of trying to be perfect and to free oneself of the conditioning by learning by doing.   These fins look amazing in the sunlight and the colors and design go with the custom Surfboards that I hand shape.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Handshaped by a Craftsman Surfer Shaper Artist 2019

The Surfboards below are 9ft on the left and 9’2 on the right.

The abstract board I rode for a couple months and it is an all around board for performance or cruising with some nice speed spots in the top half.   It has a nice curve in the tail for laying into tight turns when one is ready and willing.   

My friend Rob is now the owner of that board which weighs in around 13.5 lbs.

The blue tint board on the right is a nice combination of classic surfing and cruising with a solid stable rocker for nose riding and nice smooth turns.  That board weighs in around 15.5-16lbs.

That board was custom and hand shaped for Carolyn daughter of Rob and also the WSA west coast longboard champion.

San Clemente Surfboards & art by Paul Carter
Surfboards handshaped by Paul Carter 2019

This board is an 8’8 custom made for Chris to ride in chest high to overhead surf.
This board has a few speed spots and fun options.   The standard 3.50 sides with a 7” center is a great all around fin set up.

This is a 7’6 round pin tail with the future fins and is great with medium to large fins even the T-1 twin fins with the small center fin is great for waist to head high. 
This was made custom for Steve and the paddle and carving options.

All of these surfboards are 100% hand shaped since 1993 by a Surfer Shaper Artist.
Proudly made in the USA🇺🇸  

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Dream draw create and live the lifestyle by Paul Carter

As a surfer since age 5 it’s been a journey of growth on many levels through the single digits of youth into the double digits of the teen years to learn by doing.

The path into manhood and continuing to break through the many layers of unhealthy conditioning is a daily focus of becoming a healthy human with confidence not ego or fear.

Growing forward with faith and taking the steps with courage from the inside out one day one wave at a time is key.

I am inspired to share my journey and the experiences I have learned and continue to learn with those that resonate with them and are open to listen and learn.   

It is very empowering to share the positive selfless energy with all ages for the future generations.

 In one foot to  
 10 foot waves,  there is a freedom in facing the fears and to continue to grow through them and have fun by being totally present in the moment with positive perceptions.

I like to draw the surfboards to get a idea and a feel for what I am after before going into the shaping room to create them.

In the first drawing of surfboards the outlines are each unique and vary in dimensions starting from nose to the center down to the tail and even the width of the actual ends of the tails themselves.
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter
Paul Carter Surfboards & Art 7-19

The nose outlines can be changed from a round nose into a semi pointed nose and everything in between made custom for you the customer.   

Round pin tails are smooth for all around surfing,  the pin tails are for hollower waves to really stay connected to the wave.  

As you get into the thumb tails and squash tails  and into square tails, each one will release quicker out of the turns.

This is a simple overview of the many types of board designs for your surfing style.

I began writing and drawing on my personal boards in the late 80s and it has evolved even more since  started hand shaping 1993. 

The sketch below is what I create for new commissions of art and ideas.  

These custom surfboards are for surfing or to hang in a home or a business to keep the fire stoked in ones life.  

San Clemente surfer shaper artist Paul Carter surf art 7-19
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Surfer-Shaper-Artist
Paul Carter 7-19

The boards are 100% organic in the creative process and hand shaped and hand painted freehand no tracing or computer. 

                                    Some people call me old school and I call it New school.

One must stay connected to the roots of truly Hand made and using ones left and right brain and stay in the dirt to live a healthy life of longevity.

Thank you for taking the time and reading my creative journey to the live a healthy
lifestyle by choice not chance

                                              Learning by doing is the key to be truly free.

San Clemente surfer shaper artist Paul Carter
Original Art by Surfer,Shaper,Artist Paul Carter

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