Surf Fin Art

Monday December 10, 2012

surf fin art Sometimes a blank canvas comes in different shapes other than the traditional square or rectangle. Here are a few plain glass on fins with a little creativity and paint. They are block printed and have a randomness to the design which creates a unique look to each one. These hand printed fins are just a few ideas that are brewing in True Ames art department. Art by: Ryan Kleiner


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WHO SAYS KIRRA DOESN'T BREAK ANYMORE?

Friday September 23, 2011

In the small town of Coolangatta on the Gold Coast of Australia's beautiful wave rich eastern edge, there was a wave called Kirra. She still exists but her face has changed forever due to a combination of erosion and beach nourishment programs during the last few decades. Now don't get me wrong, she is still beautiful, but back in her prime, she was a perfect 10 with unbelievable shape and form, endlessly peeling across the sand bank. Today the wave is a bit shorter and not as ruler edged, but can still give you the tube of your life. With the strong currents and sand pumping, Kirra's waves are ever-changing and unpredictable, but on the right angle swell and tide there are some epic waves if you can keep your position in the lineup.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/true-ames-20110412/assets/uploads/4318/original/kirra-small.jpg?1316818574 Here is a shot from last year during an off season swell. This wave is seriously breaking in about a foot and a half of water with super fast sections and a current that will make your arms sore. In the moment ( an unidentified Kirra local gettin' shacked )

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* Prior to 1840 — Kirra is not known by its current name and is rarely visited by white settlers.
* 1840-1910 — The first white holiday-makers start to visit.
* 1910-1920 — Holiday-makers increase, making Kirra a popular recreational beach area.
* 1930s — The opening of the South coast road increases the popularity of the southern Gold Coast as a holiday destination. Camping was very popular for families because Kirra had a long beach and a low-lying dune system.
* 1960-early 1974 — The Tweed River breakwaters combine with a series of low-pressure weather systems to result in serious sand erosion. This brings the high-water level to just below the coastal road.
* 1970s — Big Groyne built at Kirra's south end.
* 1995 — 30 metres taken off Big Groyne to help fight erosion at Greenmount Beach.
* 2001 — Start of Tweed River sand bypass project.
* 2003 — Little Groyne completely buried in sand.
* 2006 — Project launched by Griffith University Coastal Management Center to restore the beach

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BROKEN BOARD = SURF ART

Friday February 11, 2011

BROKEN BOARD = SURF ART

There are probably hundreds of boards that are snapped each day around the world, and most are thrown into landfills or left on the beach. Not cool! Think about how long it takes for these materials to break down, like a million years! A great way to recycle the fiberglass and foam is to add some art and hang it on a wall for inspiration. So the next time you get a chance to recycle a broken board, go for it!


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