Martin, who was working at the trestles nearest the workshop door, is a designer by trade. He’d been planning on signing up to make his own surfboard with us for a while, and over that time had come up with his own artwork (what, on a regular foam surfboard would be the spray-job) to customize his surfboard. He also built himself a 7’4” Island Hopper, but with just a single dark stringer. Once it was all finished we then had two stencils produced so that the tail end of the surfboard could be sprayed black, curving up to a point on the central stringer leaving a fishtail shape of wood right between where his feet will land, with the other being for a complementary logo nearer the nose. The spray on the tail will give the board a classic pattern that is most often seen when traditional longboards have been laminated with a decorative Volan glass patch (a stronger, heavier glass that gives a green tint to a white foam surfboard) on the tail. We won’t see the finished article until we collect Martin’s surfboard from the laminator’s, but we think that it’s going to look stunning.