Raglan Surf Co. Painting Demo and the Beauty of Raglan

raglan-surf-coWe had a busy afternoon at Raglan Surf Co. – a great surf shop in the heart of town.  When we set the date for this event, no-one was aware that it was the same day as a car show and festival in town!  But, it all worked out.

One thing we noticed in Raglan – the surfers who live here are PASSIONATELY devoted to their surf break.  “You don’t need to go anywhere else, mate.  The best waves in New Zealand are right here” we kept hearing again and again.

You can see why – Raglan Point is

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Lines forever!

an amazing break, even on small days, it has endless peeling lines and loooonnngg left hand rides.  The paddle out is easy, and the view is breathtaking.  If it was in California, about 500 people would be at the point.  Here, only about 10-15 at any given time.

Drew painted a board for Raglan Surf Co. and enlisted the help of DeDe, an artist from France who is traveling and wants to paint surfboards in Australia.  In usual fashion, Drew put others to work on the painting as well – Craig, the owner, and his kids Nat and Ariel.  Craig and his kids are all artists themselves – a talented family!

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DeDe and his killer art books

It was a hot day, and Craig brought some beers afterwards and all was well.  Afer that, Drew and family headed for Waitomo, to do some splunking…..

Check out the photos below from Raglan Surf.

(As an aside, days after leaving Raglan, Drew was regretting leaving Raglan.  It was the best surf we’ve seen so far….)

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Drew getting everyone to paint for him!

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Ariel's not scared - she jumped right in!

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Raglan Groms......

About Maria Brophy

During the last decade, acting as agent and brand manager, Maria has successfully built Drew Brophy’s lifestyle artist brand through licensing and special projects.

Maria writes a blog that helps other creative people to design the life of their dreams, too. Hop on over to Maria's blog at MariaBrophy.com

Comments

  1. Hanneke Griffioen says:

    Hey,

    I left a message on your voicemail about the mural, in front of the shop (underneath the quicksilver sign). I would love to have closer picture from the mural.

    I would like to use it as inspiration for a surf tattoo

    Thank a million,

    Hanneke Griffioen
    Amsterdam, The Netherland
    +31648492563
    nielskoster14@gmail.com

  2. Steve Netherby says:

    Life in Technicolor and IMAX: what more could a family want! Congrats on doing it right, you three!

    Steve

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