Thursday, June 06, 2024

San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter

Hello and thank you for following the journey and reading this blog journal.

Here is a 6’8 that is fun to ride in head high to double overheard surf.
This board has a few speed spots and with a little more overall width it paddles great and has plenty of speed through the sections.
I like to ride this on those overhead days at trestles.
I put a little more curve in the back half of the board to give a larger area for turns.
San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter
This a print a recent freehand painting depicting San Mateo and the native life and living.  Showing the waves of trestles from a time many years ago.
The frame was created by James out of the local bamboo. Thanks amigo. 
This board has the custom wedge stringers by Usblanks. 
There are a few reasons why I have been using this stringer set up since the mid 1990s.  To start with strength overall and the box fits in between the stringers, as opposed to cutting a stringer away.  
San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter
This is a 9’6 that I’ve been riding for the last month or so.  This board is glassed with six on the bottom double six on the top. 18 1/4 nose 22 3/4 wide by 15 1/4 tail by 2.75 thick.   This is a single fin set up with the best of classic and performance for cruising or carving and nose riding..
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter


Sunday, April 28, 2024

Custom Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

Custom made Surfboards and Art since 1993 by Surfer-Shaper-Artist Paul Carter.

Here is a 9’6 I recently had a test ride on it.  I am really happy with it at 23 wide 15 1/2 tail by 2 3/4 thick.  It glides, and it turns when I want it to.
This board ways around 18 maybe 19 pounds 6oz on the bottom, six and four on the top.

Paul Carter Surfboards & art
For all those that are stuck in the left brain analytical perfectionist, ego. side , yes I know the nose is cut off and part of me wanted to delete it. 

My right brain said no it’s Art. It’s creativity its freedom leave it..

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter
This is a 9’1 that I’ve been riding for the last few months works great and waist high to overhead surf. This weighs around 16 1/2 to 17 pounds.

Riding mid range or longer boards is a training and a continual learning process of letting the board do the work.   

Getting back on shorter boards I like to keep the same flow state. 

Thanks for following the journey. 

Join me on Instagram or YouTube at paulcarterart. Have an awesome day.

Sanclementesurfboards by PaulCarter


Tuesday, April 23, 2024

San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter

A original painting from the archives on a trip back from Mammoth stopping at convict lake.

I originally made a sketch of this beautiful lake, and this is the painting I created.
Paul Carter art
I like to go back to some of the original paintings, and remember that time period.   I get inspired to highlight some of the paintings from the beginning of the journey,  I add the present date under the original date.
Abstractart by PaulCarter
Abstract Expressionism here is the completed painting
With a few layers of colors and highlights.
Custom freehand original art by Paul Carter

 Thank you so much for following the journey.  

Let me know if you have any questions or comments about Commission, Art or Surfboards.  

Join me on Instagram or YouTube @paulcarterart.

Friday, April 05, 2024

San Clemente Surfboards & Art Paul Carter, green Spring

Green Spring, 2024

Going back in time to 3-2017 an abstract painting of 

(Dana cove yesterday)

I like to go back in time to the original art work and see where I was on my art journey and life.
I first started with a light blue in the sky, and added a little bit into the water and the waves
I added some darker blue into the sky, to give it more depth, and into the waves
Here is the completed highlighting from the sky to the ocean to the clouds to the mountain to the waves and the sun. Each one has been highlighted, including the rocks.
Original art by Paul Carter

Dana Cove Killer Dana yesterday for those that enjoyed the waves before the harbor I can only imagine how beautiful it was.
I added San Clemente and Catalina island.   I also think of the native indigenous people that lived off the land for thousands of years.
I have surfed outside the jetty a few times and on the right direction swell. It gets pretty good and you definitely want to know where the rocks are before you go out.
Thank you each for following the journey and joining me on Instagram and YouTube @paulcarterart I appreciate our positive uplifting conversations in and out of the water.

Any questions for custom art or prints

Sunday, March 31, 2024

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

 Inspired by nature, a small 4 x 6 canvas board.  This is an original painting and sketch.

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter, 2024
I am inspired by clouds and the multi colors of nature.
Spring time photo by Paul Carter 2024
Embrace the seasons of change from releasing to renewing and restoring.
Art and photography by Paul Carter
When I walk out in the mountains I often think of those that paved the way before me, and how they lived off the land.
Springtime photo by Paul Carter 2024
Embrace your creativity and remember, social media is not being social.

Texting is not healthy communication yes, it is used for yes and no and short answers but not personal issues or conversations.
Thank you each for following the journey and as always, I appreciate the positive support, intentions and uplifting conversations in and out of the water. 

Have an awesome day. Happy Easter..

Friday, March 15, 2024

San Clemente Surfboards & art by Paul Carter

San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter, since 1993
Custom abstract, art and paintings and sketches, since 2000
From my experience, all the best Surfboards I’ve ever had are from Shaper‘s that surf.
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter, 2024

 If you ride a surfboard, you are a surfer not a Long boarder or a short boarder.
Custom shaped and painted Surfboards by Paul Carter
Thanks Bill for the photo that is a fun all-around surfboard with a few a few fin options.
San Clemente Surfboards & Art by Paul Carter

For all the surfers around the planet look both ways before you take off.  

Please respect the planet and pack your trash and respect each other in and out of the water. 

Thank you each for the positive, uplifting conversations and thank you for reading these time capsules


Sunday, February 11, 2024

The power of positive perceptions by Paul Carter

 the power of positive perceptions

Learning to have a positive perception is a training a daily practice of awareness.

What do you see in this first picture? Where does your perception go?

Time capsule by Paula Carter 2-2024
I am reminded of the power of staying present today, in the moment to experience the beauty of nature and life much more.
Seeing the beauty of nature by Paul Carter
Clouds are amazing and they represent abstract Expressionism and visionary art because there’s so much to see in the layers and the colors in the shades of clouds. 
See the good in the clouds of life by Paul Carter
As I look at this time capsule, I’m reminded of the importance of a strong mind with strong roots.

Learning to self regulate out of the sympathetic nervous system into the parasympathetic nervous system is very important on a daily basis
Palm trees, silhouette by Paul Carter

 Thank you for following the journey.

For those that would like to learn a powerful, beginning, breathing meditation Simply call for a 10-20 minute phone conversation.  

A time to listen and learn about the options to better health and happiness.


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Freedom & prosperity art by Paul Carter

Freedom and prosperity

What do those two words mean to you?

Freedom to me means by choice not chance.

Prosperity to me is much more than money.

Spirituality to me it’s not about religion. It’s about relationship to oneself and a higher positive, power or name you choose.

Creative art sketches by Paul Carter
This freedom sketch was inspired by a conversation I had on the phone with an individual who was present and focused with positive intention.

I did share with the individual that I was creating a sketch by the different words that came up for each of us in our uplifting conversation.

Here is the completed sketch for you to go on a journey through your own perceptions and see how you think and feel as you read and see what you want to see And perceive.

Custom art sketches by Paul Carter, sanclementesurfboards
Here is a completed sketch on prosperity with some positive reminders of what really matters in one’s life and in my life.  These are some of the choices and new perceptions that I’ve worked on.

Thank you each for taking the time to read this blog journal of my journey of learning by doing. 

I look forward to seeing you in the water and having positive uplifting conversations on land.
Positive freehand art by Paul Carter


Monday, January 01, 2024

San Clemente surfboards & art by Paul Carter

Silence in the sunset

Watching a sunset is an empowering time to reflect on the day with gratitude.

The first image is a panoramic, painted surfboard, showing San Clemente to Dana Point.

Today is 1230, 2023 a short reflection of the last year of growth from the inside out of the uplifting empowering conversations with family and friends.  I think each and everyone of you for the Positive support and intentions.

Sanclementesurfboards & art by Paul Carter
Whoever you are in the world, take that time to watch the sunset, as well as watch the sunrise it’s powerful to keep the body on the circadian rhythm of the Sun.
Sunset at Sano by Paul Carter
Keep life simple and minimal with healthy priorities, and healthy boundaries.   
Respect yourself and others and remember with awareness of one’s thoughts and the feelings you have to choose either positive or negative.  So ask yourself often, do I like the way I am thinking and feeling..
The more one becomes aware of the negative conditioning the more one will retrain the mind. 
Changes will happen quickly the more present one becomes.
Dana Point Sunset by Paul Carter
I like to get into my breathing, while watching a sunset, taking 3 to 5 deep diaphragm breaths in my nose and out the mouth.

 Time capsule of the journey of surfing shaping and art