Sunday, December 30, 2018

Drawing & painting tropical surf art by Paul Carter

The first step is to get the inspiration down on paper and draw the design I am after before anything els.  

In this drawing I added a lot of positive reminders.

I put all of the words, quotes, and positive reminders on the back of the wood panel 

Original surfboards and art by Paul Carter
Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter
12-2018 freehand 
 This is a 6 x 12 inch bass wood panel which I picked up at the San Clemente art supply in San Clemente California.

I really like to use these panels because they are sanded and clean and smooth and ready to go, and  can be used for all types of paint as you will see in the video.
Surfboards & Art freehand by Paul Carter
I am reminded of how much I enjoy drawing and painting, when I break the old chains ⛓ of lies and thoughts and in embrace the creative process.  

it’s very empowering, inspiring and I really enjoy the beginning to the completed artwork.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sunrise at Sano breathing in the moment

12-25-2018  it’s Christmas morning with some rain falling here in San Clemente and it is awesome.  

These photos were taken in the last week or so on a morning sunrise at Sano with some amazing colors to say the least.

Sunrise at Sano by Paul Carter
I appreciate this one of kind beach that has taught me a lot through surfing and the cast characters on the journey over many years.

Sunrise Sano shack by Paul Carter
This place has help me get back on track many times and the ocean is a magical, healing, place to release and renew the mind, spirit, body and soul.

 I am grateful and thankful for all the people I have become friends with from the past into the present and future with positive intentions.
Sunrise at Sano (Jim-fingermill-Irwin)
By Paul Carter 12-2018 
I am focused on learning by doing the inner work daily and the freedom that comes with more awareness is unlimited and empowering on many levels.

So respect yourself and each other and keep cleaning house from the inside out and please pick up any trash you come across and keep breaking the conditioned chains in the brain and the body.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

San Clemente Surfboards Surfer girl

A new custom board for C.S.  She is one of the next generations of a stoked surfer.
It’s great to work with all ages and really get the boards dialed in for the individual and what they are looking to improve on for their surfing.

Custom Surfboards San Clemente by Paul Carter
C.S Custom Paul Carter Surfboard 11-2018
I have surfed with her dad Rob since we were kids and it’s awesime to design boards together for his daughter and Rob as well.
Paul Carter Surfboards WSA West Coast Champion 2019
Paul Carter Surfboards WSA-2019
West Coast Champion CS

This is a great shot recently by her mother Amy which is capturing some great shots as Carolyn get used to her new board.

San Clemente Surfboards by Paul Carter
C.S hanging five on her new Paul Carter surfboard
11-2018 Photo A.S
Water shot give a great perspective of the water view when the surfer is facing directly to the camera.
C.S tip time on her new Paul Carter surfboard
11-2018-photo by B.E

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

SoCal Sunrise to Sunset by Surfer-Shaper-Artist Paul Carter

An early run down the road on a new journey to a place I have been going to since I started walking.

This was a spontaneous time capture that made me take a breath and truly take in the Scene that was taking place in front of me and changing by the second🎨
SoCal sunrise to Sano by Paul Carter
Sunrise to Sano by
Paul Carter 11-18

I try to see a sunrise and a sunset as often as possible and this was a beauty on many levels and the sun rays were awesome to see shining through the clouds.
SoCal sunset at Sano by Paul Carter
SoCal sunset at Sano by
Paul Carter

Slow down and breathe in the moments often because things change in a blink of an eye.

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Sunday, November 04, 2018

San Clemente Surfboards & Art custom made by Paul Carter

This is great shape for waves in the waist to head high and over head depending on ones abilities.

A custom hand shaped for Evan and Rod, I like to call this the T-Rex model.
This outline can be adjusted with many deminsions and thickness flows from rockers, rails and bottom contours for the individuals level of surfing wants and needs🗝
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter 10-2018
Handshaped Hand Painted by Paul Carter 10-2018

In this video I give some shaping tips and a overview of the making of the 6’2 and a 9ft Board as well🇺🇸
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sano surfing surfboards moonrise to sunset by Paul Carter

Parts on the path in the last two weeks, a time capsule of moments to remember on the journey.

A moonrise at Sano with shark on the shack and yes in the water.
Sano life moon rise by Paul Carter
Moonrise at Sano
By Paul Carter 10-18
This was a surprise from a good friend Mike Muir👍🏾
surfing Sano this month on one of the 3 days of off shore winds and a nice combo swell.

I am riding a fresh new 7’6 straight 3 fin and it is doing exactly what I shaped it for
Paul Carter surfing Sano 10-18
Paul Carter surfing Sano 10-18
Photo by Mike Muir 
The colors of this time of year are clean and clear and paintings in progress with each new day.
Sunset at Sano by Oaul Carter
Sunset at Sano by Paul Carter
A new custom 10ft handshaped for Bob on his Mexico trips.  This is set up with a 2+1 fin boxes and a nice clean blue design tint in the top and bottom.  I always enjoy drawing a custom surf scene and positive reminders to keep one on track.
Custom Surfboards all shapes and sizes by Paul Carter
Custom handshaped Surfboards another stoked customer
By Paul Carter 10-18

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sano surfers spontaneous art and surfboards by Paul Carter

Some spontaneous clips using a new lens attached to my iPhone.

Basic editing and please excuse the imperfections and I hope you enjoy it with positive thoughts and instentions👍🏾🗝

The change of the season and the natural beauty of the sunrise and the clouds is awesome.
SoCal sunrise San Onofre California by Paul Carter
Sano sunrise by Paul Carter 10-18

One of the new handshaped boards, with a custom abstract painting to give it a unique one of kind piece of wave riding art🎨

Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter Abstract artwork
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter 10-18

Custom handshaped Surfboards since 1993 and original artwork since 2000🎨
Sanclemente Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter
Paul Carter Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter 10-18 
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Sunday, October 07, 2018

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

 I was inspired to paint this 7.5 inch fin for my new 8 foot board coming up in the next couple weeks.

This is a two-sided painting,  I call this (24 hour dream) showing the sun and the moon and a surfers dream set up and perspective🎨

This is clear coated with three coats of Liquitex varnish, so it’s sealed and ready to go in the ocean.
Side note always rinse off your board in fresh water when available🗝

Custom Surfboards & art by Paul Carter San Clemente
San Clemente Surfboards & Art
By Paul Carter
The shack is the logo for fins unlimited which I didn’t want to sand off👍🏼
If you look closely you will see made in the USA in white, which
I’m proud to see always🇺🇸
SoCal Artist Paul Carter San Clemente California
Custom Surfboards & Art
By Paul Carter 
This board is a 7’6 with 3 future fins set up.  I made this specifically for sano and trestles waves and it did not dissapoint me a couple days ago with a solid overheard swell👣👍🏽

The bottom Has a concave nose into flat into a a reverse double concave Vee off the tail.

It’s fast and loose when needed and with a 16.50 nose into 22 width and a 14.50 tail, with a nice thumb tail give this board a nice flowing outline for all types of waves.
Custom Surfboards & art all shapes and sizes by Paul Carter
San Clemente Surfboards & Art
By Paul Carter 
The image below is off of my new 8ft Board which is in line for glassing, which I am excited about.
Original abstract at on Surfboards by Paul Carter
Abstract & surf art by Paul Carter
San Clemente,Ca
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Monday, September 24, 2018

Custom San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter

San Clemente Surfboards custom made with original art both hand shaped and hand painted.

A time capsule from the past to the present of the thousands of surfboards I have handshaped since 1993 and the 100s of Surfboards & paintings since 2000.

I am writing this blog journal to capture my journey, because it is very easy to forget where we have come from,  and the courage it took and takes on this journey to learn by doing the work and to embrace the creative arts that I and we enjoy 🗝
San Clemente lifestyle Surfer Shaper Artist Paul Carter
Custom Surfboards by
by Paul Carter 

 When I look at this painting I can only imagine what it was like back then before the harbor, with the water men like Ron Drummond, Lauren Harrison, Pete Peterson, Mickey Munoz, Phil Edwards, Hobie Alter, and cast of many more, surfing sailing and living off the land for the select few who knew how.

This board was created for the SoCal woodie club along with an original canvas painting of the classic Dana Cove. 

It was for raising money through the raffles at one of the gatherings of the club with 100s of classic cars.

Dana Point painting and surfboard by Paul Carter
Dana Point 1950s
Painting and surfboard
by Paul Carter 
In this photo there are a combination of custom hand shaped and painted short boards ranging in many sizes and deminsions from 6ft to 6’10.    Each board is made for specific waves and the individuals wants and needs, along with custom paintings and for customers and for art shows.

Surfboards and art custom in all shapes and sizes by Paul Carter
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

How to draw waves & surf art by Paul Carter

Simple tips on how to draw waves and the way one learns is by doing the consistent activity with what you want to learn.

Born in Laguna Beach, California, I was raised in the small communities of SoCal and the surfing lifestyle.

My surfing journey began at age 4, I learned on a long board that Was to big and heavy to carry.
I was pushed into 6-12 inch waves and riding straight in to the beach.

Through the journey of exposures to surfing and surfboards and surf shops and the many beaches and characters on them, little did I know that many years later I would want to learn how the shape surfboards and build a business from it. 

The same is true for wanting to learn how to paint and draw.  I did some basic drawing as a child periodically, you know those day dreaming times  during my grade school years and during my high school years as well.

In high school I only took one drawing class with a great teacher named Rick Delanty who is and was and inspiration with fitness and art, and a professional paid artist. 

How to draw surf art and paint by Paul Carter
Art by Paul Carter 9-18
To be continued🎬 in the mean time keep drawing keep creating keep consistent and we all learn by doing and during the process🎨

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Friday, September 21, 2018

San Clemente Surfboards & art by Paul Carter

The journey continues after one of the longest breaks from shaping surfboards since 1993.

It was a year break and a much needed one on a few levels to release and renew from the inside out.

The mind is so powerful and I am always learning daily.  The fire is stoked within me and I am exited mentally, spiritually and physically on new levels with a new perspective and positive perceptions.

When one does the work from the inside out to get real clear on the direction and why we do what we do?.  In my case shaping and painting becomes an exciting journey within the process of creating each artistic avenue.

The board you see below is one of kind starting with a custom Clark foam blank and within the waves  if you look closely there are curved redwood stringers.

This is a 9’5 a great glider and nose rider that turns like a Cadillac. 

Top of the board 

Paul Carter Surfboards & art
Custom Surfboards in all shapes and sizes since 1993 by Paul Carter
Custom Surfboards & art
By Paul Carter
San Clemente,Ca

This board below was one of two boards I created for the Diederich coffee house before they sold to Starbucks.
New Surfboards custom in all shapes and sizes by Paul Carter
San Clemente Surfboards & Art
By Paul Carter
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

San Clemente pier drawing by Paul Carter

A time capsule on a warm day sitting north of the San Clemente pier looking south.

Summer time in full effect with many colorful umbrellas up and down the beach.

I have been going through drawing going back a few years and scanning them for future books and projects coming up.
Summer in San Clemente drawing by Paul Carter
San Clemente pier
Drawing by Paul Carter

This is a temporary image sorry for the lack of clarity in it 

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Monday, September 03, 2018

Dana Point photo & Surf abstract Artist Paul Carter

In this photo I am holding one of 6 paintings I completed in a one month time frame in January 2017.
It was a time of change mentally, spiritually, nutritionally, and physically and literally working through and letting go of the many layers of conditioning we all have in one form or another.

Learning that I am not an island and the importance of having healthy daily habits amd having trusting friends to listen and share and learn from one another, to lift each other up is very important🗝

I am  consistently and continually learning through my daily healthy habits and the rituals to not only maintain my health and well-being and lifestyle also to grow each day by taking the steps by learning by doing the work.
Surf Artist California Artist san Clemente Artist Paul Carter
California surf & abstract Artist
Paul Carter 
In this photo of the beautifal Dana Point strands beach it was a overcast cloudy morning.

I was inspired to add a strong looking wave to the photo, giving it a unique look of the power of waves.

I created the wave using a digital application using my finger to draw and paint with the colors available.  As you see I left a little extra blue to show the difference between the colors of nature and the digital colors.
Surf art and surfboards by Paul Carter
Dana point surf art by
Paul Carter
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

San Clemente Surfboards & art by Paul Carter

Some of the latest inspirations on this journey as a Surfer-Shaper-Artist and health and well being guide, from Surfboards to sunsets and all the creativity in between🎨
I have been traveling up and down the coast this summer meeting many quality new friends and spreading the word with how to properly breathe and what happens between nose and mouth breathing and the power of having a daily vine ripened whole foods foundation for recovery-repair and prevention.
Custom Surfboards & art by Paul Carter San Clemente California
Paul Carter Surfboards
San Clemente Surfboards 
By request I have been teaching mobile meditations at the beautifal beaches and homes and businesses up and down the coast and listening and learning by doing the work with each of you.

It awesome to see and experience the break throughs with each of you and your health and well being.

To schedule a personal or group mediation and nutritional evaluation simply email or for those ready to get started call 949-370-5807.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

San Clemente Surfboards & Art,  established in 1993.
Custom hand shaped surfboards and art in all shapes and sizes by inspired surfer-shaper-artist Paul Carter.
Custom Surfboards and art all shapes and sizes by Paul Carter
San Clemente Surfboards & Art
By Paul Carter

In the image above is a 4 x 9 feet and one of the largest paintings I have hand painted to date.

I have many photos with top athletes with this mural from Mickey Munoz one of the crew that paved the way with surfing in California and the islands.  Kelly Slater 11 time world champion to world record breath hold free diver Stig Severisen and many more all awesome inspiring humans.

I have learned by doing the work consistently with surfing, shaping and painting and the importance health and fitness and nutrition🗝

I have grown through  many phases of vitamins and juicing and I have learned through trial and error  pros and cons of each and the time and money of each one.

I have learned to simplify how to get a solid daily vine ripened Whole Foods foundation that bridges  all the nutritional gaps of what I don’t eat every day. 

I have healed through serious injuries with nutrition alone, and I have learned the hard way and the optimum way to recover and repair the body and the prevention for the marathon of life.

What I am sharing with you I am learning and continue to learn daily through experience on many levels and hours of research and lectures and I am very confident because everything I am sharing is back by clinical research and results.

Would you like to learn what I have learned and take you health and energy to the next level? Simply email cboards, or for phone evaluation call 949-370-5807.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer in Laguna Beach 8-2018

This has been a hot and humid last month with record highs with the air and water high hitting 79 to 80 degrees which was amazing to say the least.

This first image was walking down into one of the many beautifal coves in Laguna Beach with the white water lines painted on the water from the incoming waves.
Summer Laguna Beach 8-2018
Paul Carter

Watching a sunset is a art painting in itself as the sun sets the colors transform into the many shades into the darkness of night and the reflection of lights in the water and waves as you see in the image.
SoCal sunset Laguna Beach
by Paul Carter
Always enjoy a sunrise and sunset often and breathe deep in the moment.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

San Clemente Surf dream by Paul Carter

A San Clemente Surf dream of the recent surf we have been getting this week with overcast skies and  waves in the 4-6ft range with the water temp starting at 75 went down to 65 now back up again to 70-72 with the south winds at times.
San Clemente surf dream 1/1
Paul Carter
San Clemente Surf dream 2/2
By Paul Carter 7-18
Keep creating and remember we only know what we know until we let go of ego and learn more then we think we know.

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Monday, July 02, 2018

The power of breathing tips by Paul Carter

The power of breathing is life changing on many levels and proper breathing is key.

I have been into many sports from childhood to adulthood and knowing the importants of breathing in the nose for more oxygen etc.  

Here is a short overview of what happens between nose breathing and mouth breathing in the nose  and the effects that happen in the bodies nervous system and chemistry.
I think it’s safe to say most people breathe in the mouth the majority of the day not realizing the strain  that happens over time and you add in exercising the body is on overdrive on adrenaline if not breathing properly in the nose consistently.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

A custom hand shaped surfboard for cruising or carving,  from chest High to double overhead this board is built for speed and long drawn out bottom turns and tight pocket carving turns.

Custom Surfboards all shapes and sizes San Clemente
Custom Surfboards
By Paul Carter 
I made this for those overhead days at the local trestles race tracks for down the line speed turns.  For your next custom Surfboards send me a email to or text or call 949-370-5807 look forward to meeting and creating your next board.
San Clemente Surfboards
By Paul Carter 
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day 2018 Inspired art by Paul Carter

I watched this video today and it reminded me of all the men and women and children that made this freedom possible from 1776 and before and through the years to the present. 

             Inspired art by Paul Carter
        Memorial Day 2018
          By Paul Carter

                              I forever grateful and thankful for all the brave people that gave their lives for this USA we
            live in today.  

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Inspired art Brazil and Hawaii surfart by Paul Carter

The first drawing was inspired watching the OI surf contest in Brazil on the WSL app it was an exciting surf contest for the men and the women with some history making Surfing.

Inspired art surf art by Paul Carter
Inspired by Brazil surf art
By Paul Carter 
These are both free hand drawing using archival ink and paint pens to add some color to these black and white drawings.
Tropical surf art by
Paul Carter
I enjoy the beauty of the clean look of black ink drawing it gives a classic old style look and feel.

Trying out different color options and I like the posca paint pens for simplicity of adding color especially on the road being mobile.

When I use paint I like acrylics paints for the drying time and the variety of colors is great.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dana point painting & Surfboard murals by Pail Carter

A custom hand shaped and hand painted surfboard of classic Dana Point, Dana Cove for the south coast woodie club.
Dana Point SoCal woodie club surfboard painting Paul Carter
Dana Point painting surfboard mural hy Paul Carter
Surf dream murals on a custom hand shaped surfboards.  
The shortboard mural paintings are available on wood with the sizes ranging from 3ft up to 7ft which is a great option.

Surf murals surfboards art by Paul Carter
Hand shaped hand painted surfboard mural
By Paul Carter
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Inspired art with positive reminders by Paul Carter #048

Inspired art with positive reminders by Paul Carter

Drawing and creating is something that I have come to realize is healthy on a few levels and it activates the right and left side of the brain and keeps my imagination open and focused on the positive thoughts and the memories and energy alive.

I have learned how to surf by doing,  I have learned how to shape surfboards by doing how to draw and paint tropical surf scenes by doing,  the only way we learn anything is by doing the activity with consistency day after day depending on how good you want to get.

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Keep creating and never compare yourself with anyone.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Abstract inspired art & positive reminders Paul Carter

A mother’s day spontaneous abstract art piece for all the mother’s that paved the way for each of us today.
Abstract art with positive reminders Paul Carter
Abstract art mother day
By PaulCarter

Focus on the fire within,  in others words keep the positive focus and the fire stoked with healthy small, medium and large goals.  Some are daily into weekly to monthly to quarterly to yearly, you get the point.
Inspired art with positive reminders Paul Carter
Positive art reminders
By Paul Carter 
Keep creating and stay consistent with anything and everything you want to improve on.

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