Friday, December 28, 2007

surfing through the new year

Hope all had a great christmass. San clemente surfboards and art is coming together. The building will be painted on monday. Enjoy today and focus on what you want in your life for the new year. Stay tuned people and stay focused and whatch what you will attract into your life.
Remember only focuse on what you want in your life.
Live for today.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Surfing and visualizing through life

What a beautiful day today and the air is clean and clear. So what do YOU want to visualize today in your life. Think about it people and remember we all have a choice so with that being said I'm going to focus on being thankful and grateful for everyone and everything in my life. Like with surfing we don't really control the wave only control the turns we make on the wave and when your in the zone or in alignment as in life itself everything simply flows and one gets totally charged with pure positive energy. Enjoy your day people today. Stay tuned for much to more to follow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Keeping the Soul of Surfing Alive with San Clemente Surfboards & Art

I'm stoked to be reopening San Clemente surfboards & art this will be a very unique store a surfboard gallery not a surf shop. This town needs some roots to keep some roots alive. I'm looking forward to seeing all of my family and friends and meeting many new ones. This will be a place to come and talk with me personally about your custom surfboard and your custom painting. Take care everyone and enjoy today not tomorrow. Break the negative habits and patterns that hold all of us back and feel the positive energy every- time you do.
Stay tuned people I will post the day the gallery will be open. I will be giving a limited amount of signed prints and greeting cards to those people who come to the gallery.

san clemente surfboards and art

Have been shaping away many different surfboards and art as well. I'm looking at opening the surfboard art gallery towards the end of January or February sometime. Stay tuned people there will be signed prints and greeting cards given away to a limited amount of people that come to the new surfboard gallery.
Enjoy your day today.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Be grateful and thankful for today

Today is the day to be thankful and grateful not tomorrow but today. What negative habits or patterns are you going to break today to make your own life a balanced life. Everything we think say or do effects everything and everyone around us. So next time you want to think negative and talk the same energy think again. So focus only on what you want period.
Surfer doc from saint Joe give me a call.

Friday, December 07, 2007

the rebirth of soul through sanclementesurfboards and art

It has been four years in the making and my dreams are coming to life.
Stay tuned for more info to follow on the rebirth of San Clemente surfboards and art.
This will not the typical surf shop but a surfboard gallery of all of the different surfboard shapes from the 1950s 60s 70s 80s 90s to the present date.
Stay tuned to be a part of the rebirth of the soul of surfing through custom surfboards art and clothing.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

the surfing tribes of this planet earth

We all have our own journey to walk and the surfers from the past to the present have all walk there own paths. We have lost many tribe members from the duke, velzy,dora, to Les Williams,peterson,drummand,frank and eric hopps,harrison, EJ to foo and corb,sunn. There are so many that have have left an imprint and there spirit never dies.Today I remember Travis northy and corb both very unique individuals and will be missed in many ways. I'm thankful to have known and surfed and have learned something from each one and many others that are no longer present in the physical realm but alive in the spirit. Blessing to all of the families and friends and to all of the tribe members around the world. We are all connected and like the native Indians from the past to present it is up to all of us to give positive energy to each other and to protect this planet we live on.
Enjoy this day and be grateful and thankful today not tomarrow. We can only live one day at a time.

Friday, November 30, 2007

creating when it's raining

We needed this rain and the sky has opened the flood gates. Don't go surfing today or in the next two to three days especially at the beach breaks. Have been creating many new surfboards. The first half dozen have been 5'8 up to 6'3 and the designs are round pin single fins and also with two small side fins to the classic modern 5'8 to 6ft fish designs. These are boards for the individuals that know how to flow with the wave and ride front foot forward.
Stay tuned photo's to follow when boards get finished with custom paintings and tints with some opaques as well. These boards will make anyone look good in or out of the water.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Hello people how is your creative energy doing today? I believe that if the creative energy is not flowing some house cleaning is needed. If your not waking up energized then change is needed. It's time to break the habits and patterns that are not positively energizing your life today. Not tomorrow but today. As the saying goes everything in moderation. Keep surfing or whatever it is that keeps you energized. We all need a outlet of some kind, myself I have to surf and ride a mountain bike to stay balanced. So get outside and breath deep and clear your mind with a walk every day or at the least every other day.
Have a great day today and remember everything is a choice.

Monday, November 12, 2007

from the past to the present

Today I want to thank all of the veterans who have served from the past to the present.
For without all of you we would not have this life of freedom. So next time your out and about and see a veteran or a military person just say thanks.
Enjoy your day everyone and appreciate everything you have.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

supporting the morning breeze with art

This morning I will be on for the morning breeze to raise money for this none profit radio station. I will be donating 3 to five signed and numbered prints and 100% of the funds raised will go to the radio station. This is not just a radio station but a energy station.
Tune in at 88.5 or go the the site.
I will be one around 10am. You can also get it on cox cable its in the 900 range.
Enjoy your day and stay balanced.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


riding the next wave on this day

So the question today is are you going to paddle back out and patiently wait your turn for a wave or are you going to play the victim role and blame the world for your choices. Today we all have another day to make a difference in your own life and better yet someone Else's life. When one lets goes of ego then life begins to flow and more importantly grow forward.
So make a difference people and think twice and speak and act once and make it positive because I believe we get what we give.
Enjoy the rides of life today.

Friday, November 09, 2007

sufing the waves through life

We had some great waves this week I hope everyone caught some good ones.
My thought today is after talking with different surfers on the beaches is this.
It is not the boards but the riders. If you ride a surfboard no matter the size you are a surfer period. There is no difference in the boards other than the way the ride. Once again I'm reminded of how attitude is everything if you ride a long board than show some respect and don't be a hog on a log. If you ride short boards and everything in between don't be a snake and paddle around someone who has been patiently waiting for the next wave. Remember it's not the board but the riders that determine the rides through life. So next time your surfing take a minute to realize what an amazing gift we all have to enjoy.
Don't forget to breath and last we all get what we give. More to come so enjoy this day one ride at a time.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Casa Romantica - November 15th. 5:45 PM

Do not forget the repeat event at the Casa on November 15th.
We expect to have a large crowd as it is open to the public, as the first one was for Chamber members.Thanks so very much and look forward to seeing you on the 15th at 5:45 at the beautiful casa romantica over looking san clemente pier. You will be able to have many of the artist sign your book. Books will be available to purchase.

Surfing, Shaping and Art

It has been four years now that I have been part of the SC art fair on Del Mar street. It's great to see so many different vendors out showing there products. To be part of the art fair really gives me a feel on the town let alone all of the people from locals to tourist just visiting. Today's thought is what can I change to improve my life. What do you think people?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

San Clemente Art Fair First Sunday

Today was a great day to go to the drag races. It was my first time seeing the funny cars and the top fuel cars some at 300 to 320mpg. The power is so strong it vibrates your body. Tomorrow will be the art fair and i will be set up in front of a store named bliss. There is a farmers market as well to get some good food. So enjoy your Sunday and don't forget to change your clocks.

The Soul of Surfing Through Life

Why do YOU surf?
Think about it people WHY.
and what is it that makes you get in the
water year around in all types of waves and conditions. For me surfing is like meditating. It's a spiritual energy that is not very easy to describe. Surfing has kept me balanced in my life for many years and many more to come one day at a time. I enjoy shaping and riding my own boards because it keeps me even more in contact with the art of riding waves through life.
So as the saying goes in shaping measure twice and cut once. The same goes for speaking your mind. Much more to follow from art of shaping to the art of surfing.

Staying Balanced with Surfing and Shaping and Life

Its all about balance and you know what no one is going to balance your life for you but YOU.
Like surfing which takes alot of balance life takes much more. Like surfing life is all about riding the waves and letting the board do the work. When one breaks free from the negative habbits and patterns the rides improve with each wave.
So today what habits and patterns are you going to break in order to be happier healtheir and wealtheir?
Coming up next the start of a whole range of surfboards for all types of waves.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Journey of Surfing and Shaping

I was very fortunate to learn from steve bahne the basics of shaping. He is a master shaper that can shape any size board out there. in summer of 1995 I was shaping all kinds of boards for people of all ages. I have met some very interesting people all around the world from france to Japan and many places in between. For one summer I worked with Mark Johnson shaping hobie surfboards. It was a busy summer and i shaped and signed 80 boards for hobies that summer which I believe was the summer of 1999. Stay tuned for the step in my latter of life.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Carrying on the hand shaped surfboard tradition

Starting with infinity surfboards in 1993 under the guidence of Steve Bahne,  I shaped 115 surfboards.

From there I went out on my own journey of surfing and shaping boards and learning how every change effects the board. I have been influensed by shapers such as Terry Martin, Midget Smith, Timmy Patterson, Brian Bulkley.

In the summer of 2000 I was stoked to shape some surfboards for Hobie Surfboards, I shaped 85 Surfboards. I ride many different shapes and sizes from 6ft fishes, twins, to quads and three fins and four fins.

Riding so many different boards keeps me stoked and energized on the different waves from beach breaks to reefs and the many point break waves I have been very fortunate to grow up surfing.
Paul Carter photo by M Chavez 

    San Clemente Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter
    Paul Carter photo by M Chavez

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