Performance isn’t everything, kids, even for a young up-and-comer like Tia Blanco! In this episode Tia ventures over to Shaper Studios in San Diego County to fashion her own California cruiser under the watchful eyes of head shapers Derek and Chris. Shaping your own board isn't easy, but as you can see here, it's definitely worth it. From picking out your pattern, sawing the foam, planing, sanding, sanding, and oh yes, more sanding, it is one of the coolest things you can do as a surfer. After Tia picks her colors and glasses the board, her first sessions are a dream. See that smile? You won't find that anywhere but on the face of a person riding their own stick.
Justin Jung spent four days shooting Tia - a day and a half in the shaping bay and three separate sessions. The water shots, which are always tricky, were helped by choosing the right spots which had lineups conducive to framing great rides on camera. Justin worked with a Sony NEX FS700, an SPL water housing, and two lenses, a Canon 24-70 and Canon 17-40.
Why Shaping Your Own Longboard Is The Coolest Thing Ever | Paddling Out with Tia Blanco, Ep. 3
What does it take for a young amateur surfer to chase the dream of becoming pro and competing on the World Tour? Tia Blanco is a 16-year-old Vegan surfer striving to compete on the World Tour. A great role model and inspiration for
young female surfers, Tia leads a healthy life while competing in the cutthroat world of competitive surfing. See the beauty as well as the hardships of her voyage. Experience the wins and losses, the traveling, the photo
shoots and the emotions that this young girl encounters on her journey to make the World Tour and some day be crowned World Champion.
Call for entries open until 15th Nov 2013. Enter now to maximise your chances to make it to the top 6! The criteria for selection are cinematography, editing, image quality, storytelling, creativity, and, of course, kayak performance. All f...
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