The Board by Jeff Ho of Zephyr Productions at C. Nichols Project

JEFF HO - Photo by JON STEELE
Vibrant colors, metal flake paint, aggressive tiger stripes and traditional Zephyr art will be the backbone of the new Jeff Ho exhibit “The Board”, but the heart of the show will feature the journey of one very special surfboard from its creation in an underground renegade shaping room in Hawaii 15 years ago to one of its last rides, in honor of Jay Adams, during the epic 2014 Malibu swell from Hurricane Marie. For the last few months, the magic has been brewing in the shaping room and, for this particular event for the C. Nichols Project, Ho will be presenting a brand new quiver of surfable art. This amazing display will be comprised of six classic longboards plus six of the charger high performance thruster boards that Ho has been shaping for Allen Sarlo including the board that the “Wave Killer” rode at Big Wednesday shooting the Malibu pier as seen in new surf doc, “Remember The Wedge.” Local music impresario and funmaker, Jeremy Parker, will be performing, along with Jack Carlos, the bass player from Meet Me At The Pub. This event will also serve as the release party for Meet Me At The Pub’s newest 45-inch vinyl release featuring the song, “The Working Man” from the album, “Friday”, for which Jeff Ho did the cover artwork. Join family and friends for the opening on Nov 29th, at 4pm sharp.
Jeff Ho

The Board

November 29th – December 23rd, 2014

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 4pm – 8pm

Jeff Ho Zephyr The Board show at C Nichols Project Nov 29 to Dec 23

PRESS RELEASE:

c.nichols project is honored to present “The Board” by legendary surfboard shaper Jeff Ho for its annual holiday surf show.  For this very special show, c. nichols projects will be open Monday-Saturday from noon to 6pm with a schedule of events forthcoming.

In his own words to Glen E. Friedman for his book “My Rules,” published in 2014, Ho writes, “ The search for that adrenaline rush, whether it is going down a hill or riding a wave, keeps me going. It’s also about the search for the magic board, one that becomes an extension of your body. When you ride it, you can do no wrong.”

It seems that everyone who surfs has a board that they consider “magical.” You always have a great time surfing it, and cannot imagine your quiver without it. Ho shaped that board for himself in 1999 while living on Hawaii’s North Shore.  Most recently, Ho surfed that same board at Malibu during the swells generated by Hurricane Marie, a.k.a “Big Wednesday 2014.”

Jeff Ho owns a longstanding place at the very center of surf and skate culture since the late 1960’s. His pioneering Zephyr Productions served as the center of a cultural revolution called Dogtown and Z-Boys that continues to inform contemporary surf and skate style today.  Jeff Ho has shaped, for years, the boards for such notable surfers as Allen Sarlo, Usen Gusman, Craig Freebairn, Kyle Flemster, Michael “Badger” Meier, Johnny Fish, and Gary Gonzalez amongst others.

With infinite patience and intense concentration, Jeff Ho has shaped six single-fin longboards from the template of The Board. These new boards range in size from 9’1” to 10’2”. Airbrushed in Jeff Ho’s signature style, these are hand-shaped longboards, each one unique from the hands of a master-shaper. Chances are good that a few shortboards will show up for sale as well during the course of the show.

For additional information and press inquiries on “The Board” by Jeff Ho please contact Christine Nichols or Justin Cavin at the gallery at [email protected].

C. Nichols Project

12613 ½ Venice Blvd.

Mar Vista, CA

 

Christine Nichols Project presents The Board featuring Jeff Ho of Zephyr Productions

2 comments

  • Patty Segovia November 21, 2014

    Jeff Ho rawks looking forward to his show!

    Reply
  • Anthony Jabin December 12, 2014

    You are the best Jeff!!
    Thank you for all you have done!

    Team Z-Flex!!

    Reply

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