The Raddest Airbrush I’ve Ever Seen

Greetings, Shredderz! I usually try and keep the hyperbole in check, but hey, it ain’t bragging if it’s true, right? In this case I’m happy to show some pics of the single coolest airbrush on a surfboard I have ever seen. It should surprise exactly no one that the airbrush was done by the late, great Jack Meyer. Sadly I only had a few minutes to snap these pics, but it’s better than nothing.

I got the opportunity to see a handful of boards with Jack Meyer airbrushes. Many thanks to the private collector who was kind enough to bring these by (and who ended up packing up everything while I rushed out of the house to do an errand — sorry man!) They are all incredible examples of Jack’s work, but my personal favorite is an insanely elaborate spray on the deck of a 70s Dyno Surfboards single fin. The Dyno single fin is a board I actually saw a few years ago online, and had been slightly obsessed with it ever since. It was even better in person. Dolphins are a recurring theme throughout Jack’s work, and this board has an incredible mural front and center on the deck. I’m thrilled to report the board is all original, too. There are a few little dings here and there but as the artwork is incredibly well preserved.

The other details on the Dyno are worth mentioning, too. If you look closely you’ll notice that there’s a rainbow gradient spray around the rails. It’s a beautiful little touch and I’m afraid my half-assed pics don’t even come close to doing it justice, but trust me, it’s mind blowing in person.

Seeing the board in person gave me a newfound appreciation for all the painstaking work that went into this creation. The airbrush has incredible depth, too — the longer you look at it, the more likely you are to pick up on little flourishes that you might not have noticed at first glance. You can easily spend ungodly amounts of time admiring the spray.

And just how insane is that mural?! I’m not even going to write any more about it — just look at the photo above instead.

Thanks to the person who was kind enough to show me these amazing boards, and I hope you enjoyed checking out these amazing examples of Jack Meyer’s work.

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