Local Shaper Pursuing Renewable Solutions to Surfboard Manufacturing
Young Santa Barbara shaper Ryan Lovelace has been slowly building a niche for himself in the custom surfboard world for a number of years now, first shaping Point Concept Surfboards and more recently parting ways with the brand and creating extremely unique custom boards under his eponymous label. Ryan’s latest step is a move towards building a healthier environment for himself to continue what he does as well as the area that inspires his work.
Ryan has just launched a fundraiser via Kickstarter.com to raise money to build a collection of boards using plant-sap based resin and recycled foam in place of the extremely toxic industry standards. Lovelace is coordinating an art show and benefit to show the boards and educate everyone on the materials, “Nobody is going to ask for better materials if we as shapers don’t make it a point to tell everyone that they are available and how great of a board they create in both form and function…the resin is amazing in flex and durability, I can’t wait to show it off!”
And the Kick? The profits from the art show (that will also feature many collaborations and works from other local artists) will be donated the the Save Naples Coalition.
Watch the Video
To make a donation, learn more about the materials, and hear what Lovelace has to say about it all go to www.RyanLovelace.com.
»wrote on 05.14.12 @ 07:34 AM
Nice job of posting Ryan’s great project! I cannot view the video from here - maybe it’s an Internet Explorer issue. I CAN see it when I go to http://www.RyanLovelace.com
This is a project worthy of everyone’s support. It is good for the Gaviota Coast, good for the world and good for the surf craft.
»wrote on 05.29.12 @ 01:07 PM
where can i buy one
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