A Blue Ring Octopus you want to see

A Blue Ring Octopus you want to see

We hand-select individuals from our community to hear the stories behind their designs.

Hi Alayla, Welcome to the SurfPaints Interview Series!
1. Can you introduce yourself? Age, location, occupation, surfing experience?
My name is Alayla. I am on my 12th lap around the sun, in search of the ultimate wave. I live in Secret Harbour, Western Australia. Full-time student, and in my spare time, I like to do nippers, surfing and MTB. I have been surfing since I was 5.

2. What made you want to paint your surfboard?
For Christmas, Santa gave me a new blank deck and some SurfPaints, so I got inspired to paint my board.

3. What Surfboard did you paint, and why that one?
I painted my new Torq fishy board. I got it for Christmas and some paints and away I went.
I painted my surfboard because I wanted everyone to see my design when I’m surfing.

4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
I love snorkelling, and I can’t wait to dive I also love wildlife so I got inspired to paint the blue ring octopus, and manta ray’s on the board.

5. How do you rate your artistic skills?
Inspired novice. But hope to get better

6. Roughly how long did it take to complete?
From Christmas to now. On and off in my spare time. In between catching awesome waves🤙🏻

7. Any tips for preparing the surfboard before painting it?
Plan your design on paper first, then keep your board clean.

8. What was one tool or technique that helped you achieve this fantastic design?
I liked to put the paint on first, and before it dries, spread it out with a paintbrush.

9. What is your favourite thing about using SurfPaints?
I love the colour and how I can draw and paint at the same time.

10. One piece of advice you would like to give others about painting a surfboard for their first time?
Plan it out carefully with a pencil and have fun with it. Anything is possible. See ya.
If you would like to be apart of our Interviewer Series Email, mathew@surfpaints.com
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