Surfy Surfy Surf Shop in located in Leucadia, California, which is the north section of the city of Encinitas. When we launched this blog in 2005, part of our goal was to spread the word to the global internet surf community about our talented local shapers shaping and surfing in Encinitas.
Now that we are all connected by blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the term “local shaper” no longer means what it did 20 years ago. Now we all can order, shape and ship each other surfboads coast to coast and continent to continent.
That said, regional shapers are influenced by the communities in which they live and certain areas become hubs of surfboard building. Encinitas enjoys a long history of influential shapers and surfboard companies. This Surfline feature touches on a few long time local shapers and a few accepted transplants. Several shapers profiled are in regular rotation in the Surfy-verse.
Surfline Shaper’s Alley: Encinitas >>> clicky to visit
Artist Mark Patterson has installed the famed Surfing Madonna mosaic piece in the Cafe Ipe aka “Coffee Cofee”, Surfy Surfy and Santos Fine Art patio with the cooperation of landlord Keith Harrison.
Cruise down to 974 N. Coast Hwy 101 in funky Leucadia, California and see it person.
This is the original piece that was all over the news last year.
Union Tribune story
Photo gallery of the installation on the Santos Fine Art Gallery Facebook page.
Local Leucadia ripper Joel Racine making his sponsors happy on a Gary Hanel thruster with glass-on fins, circa 1990.
Photos by John Keppler.
6’0″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
15 1/2″ wide nose. 15 1/2″ tail
Handshaped by Gary Hanel in Leucadia, California.
Double concave in front of the fin cluster. Adjustable Lokbox fin system for deep quad fin placement fine tuning. Thinned out rails. Clean round tail, no wings or things for this one. Airbrushed. Polished gloss deck and rails. Wetsand gloss bottom.
$650 includes Lokbox quad fins.