Surfboard Art & Carvings

Surfboard Carving

One of the most valuable and sought after works of art on the Hawaiian islands. You're not just investing in a work of art. You're curating stories. South Sea Arts only uses surfboards that have been abandoned along the fabled seven mile miracle of the North Shore Oahu, boards that have washed ashore, battered by the tumultuous pacific sea. What is of no longer of use to the wave riding Hawaiians of this side of the island is reborn as treasure in our studio.

The surfboard's patina, with all the hard-earned dings, dents, bumps, bruises and surf rust, is preserved and honored. Those are the details that keep the surfboards stories alive. Gecko expertly carves into the foam revealing the rest of the story hidden in other areas. Its like a collaboration that was never anticipated with the original shaper who gave it birth. From there, the board's history and continuing life unfolds.

Hundreds of hours go into each creation, with the artist working tirelessly until the board tells him when it's done. No story is ever the same. No board is ever the same. And if the board calls to you, it is meant to be in your home, and your home alone.

South Sea Arts Hawaiian Surfboard Carving

Contact Gecko to request more information on South Sea Arts recycled surfboard art and carving, or book an appointment to visit the Makakilo gallery.

View surfboard art releases below


Vintage Board - Polynesian Engravings w/Wood Design

~ Designed and Carved by Gecko, $10,000 ~

This exquisite board boasts meticulous engravings (see images below) which have been blended into a classic wood-striping design on the bottom half. Hundreds of hours went into the creation of this work of art, and its new owner will enjoy it for many years to come. The original board has glassed-on fins and is foam-based, making it sturdy yet lightweight enough to hang on the wall of a personal gallery, hallway, or den.

Available

Contact Gecko at DAKAI1995@aol.com to inquire about purchase

South Sea Arts Hawaiian Surfboard Carving

South Sea Arts Hawaiian Surfboard Carving


Vintage "Last Chance" Revival - Client Commission 

~ Designed and Carved by Gecko, $8000 ~

SOLD (commission)

Contact Gecko at DAKAI1995@aol.com for custom orders

Recycled Surfboard Art Commission

Recycled Surfboard Carving


Vintage 1970's Makaha Boards diamond tail rescued from a landfill

Designed and Carved by Gecko

SOLD (no longer available)

Contact Gecko at DAKAI1995@aol.com for custom orders