Cutwater Spirits #1
5′ 8″ x 22-1/2″ x 3″ Fish Shaped Surfboard
This is, by far, the most fun I’ve had on a commissioned surfboard art project.
I met Yuseff Cherney (Ballast Point Brewery – at the time) several years ago as we were both on the same tuna fishing trip. More recently, we reconnected online when he posted about unusual things being made out of used Cutwater Spirits barrels.
Since I enjoy experimenting with salvaged, reclaimed, or otherwise interesting lumber in my wood surfboard art, I contacted Yuseff and suggested a surfboard made from used barrels. He was all for it.
Now, I had to figure it out. I had no idea if it was possible to cut the charred staves into thin strips, or if they’d accept glue, fiberglass cloth, resin, etc., but I was willing to give it a shot.