Modern Maestros: Social Media Roundup

Greetings, Shredderz! We’ve got another edition of the Social Media Roundup headed straight to the glowing rectangle of your choice. Here at Shred Sledz I mostly write about vintage surfboards and surf history, but really the project is an ode to surfboards and the craftsmen that make them. This go around I’m featuring some contemporary shapers and glassers that have caught my eye, from France’s Basque Country to Australia, and of course California. Keep reading for more.

Pukas Surf Shop ran a killer feature on Fantastic Acid AKA Tristan Mausse, and took some really great photographs of his beautiful shapes. For more, check out this insane Fantastic Acid Parlementia Gun that I wrote up earlier this year.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Why read what I have to say when you can just stare and drool at this stunner? Jokes aside, Lovelace is one of the few shapers out there who creates each and every single one of his boards by hand. I don’t have anything against people using CNC machines to make boards, but kudos to Ryan for always keeping it transparent and informative.

Lately I’ve been geeking out on Wayne Rich’s shapes, and it’s not hard to see why. I love this little variety pack, with all the different colors, stringer setups, and outlines. The fact you can’t see all the boards just adds to the mystery.

Last but not least, the folks at Madhouse Glassing Co have been blowing my mind lately with their glass jobs. They seem to handle a lot of the glassing for Eden Saul’s Dead Kooks label, and the results are stunning. Madhouse’s work is both elaborate and gorgeous.

Photo at the top of the page via Pukas Surf Shop

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