Surfboard construction and shaping is an incredible invention and art form. Lightly Salted Surf shop in Asbury Park, NJ, through the “Shapestream” project, will highlight this artistic form and expression with its 2014 Surfboard Shapers Residency Program.
This June, July and August, Lightly Salted, a surf shop and art gallery on the Asbury Park Boardwalk, will select three surfboard shapers from a worldwide arsenal to partake in a program of surfboard shaping, demos and speaking engagements. The Shapestream program was designed specifically to promote and showcase the craftsmanship and artistry of surfboard shaping.
Each selected shaper will be given full access to shaping facilities while staying in Asbury Park, NJ. They will be housed is a fully refit 26’ 1967 Airstream Overlander and have full access to all beaches in Asbury Park, along with a travel stipend. Each shaper will have dinner supplied by Lightly Salted’s sister restaurants, Langosta Lounge, Pop’s Garage and Libby’s Beach Shack, along with two brand new bicycles used to explore Asbury Park and the surrounding area.
In exchange for their stay, each shaper will be asked to produce a minimum of six surfboard shapes (of their choosing) for sale through custom orders or through lightly salted retail shop. This will be complemented by demos and speaking engagements focused on the specifics of their individual craft and areas of concentration.
Lightly Salted’s goal with the Shapestream project is to heighten the awareness of the handcrafted aspect of surfboard building and how it plays an integral part of the process and culture of surfing.
All submissions, resumes and links to social media sites can be sent via the Contact Form on Lightly Salted’s website: http://surfmercado.com/contact/