All week it’s been gnarlicious around here due to some storms out in the Atlantic plus quite a bit of local winds. When the waves begin to get crazy, I’ll bust out my 54″ Twin Fin Beater board, that I can use as a giant bodyboard. Because it’s a soft board, I don’t need my helmet and crayons like I normally would. Bonus.
Since I wanted to throw it in the car to surf yesterday evening, I wanted to make a sock for it with a quickness. I’ve done this project for my funshape, but this time, the board is small enough to put on my cutting table directly, so I can wing it even faster.
I used some remnant Lycra spandex fabric I got a long time ago that was sitting around. It’s ugly, but Lycra spandex that’s cheap is always useful for something when you’re in the water a lot.
I folded the fabric right sides together, with one side being the fold, so I won’t need to sew/serge this edge.
I used my rotary cutter to cut this Lycra- much faster. I also used a serger for this project.
I used the extra at the bottom opening, folded it over, and reattached a casing for an old shoelace. Made a perfect closure.
It’s great in da surfmobile, and now I can just keep my little 5′ leash on the board without worrying about it dragging everywhere. The sock stretches over the board super easy.
So I got to play around in the gnar for a bit yesterday afternoon, since the surf sock only took an hour. Here’s a pic I took from last night:
Once again, my tradition of procrastination lives on….