INDOEK: Surf Shacks featuring Tyler Warren
Our friends over at INDOEK, the online blog "celebrating a unique and independent flavor of wave-riding culture and the characters, stories, art, organizations and brands that swim in it," recently featured shaper, artist and Billabong rider Tyler Warren and his incredible home in San Juan Capistrano, California. Described as a "renaissance man in the surf world," Tyler's gained a massive following for his shaping - most notably is iconic "Bar of Soap" design - in addition to his incredible artistry, both on the water as a surfer and on land as a painter. The guys at INDOEK asked Tyler a few questions, below is a sample of what you can find in the full interview here.
INDOEK: What do you like about the shaping process?
Tyler Warren: The whole thing: sketching an idea on a Post-It to the finished product under your feet flying down a wave - or watching a friend shred past you on one of your shapes. When actually shaping, I enjoy drawing templates, and the final screen of a board when you're honing it in.
Who do you draw inspiration from in your surfing? Shaping? And art?
Many people… In surfing, Lance Carson, Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Joel Tudor, Occy, Wayne Lynch, Gerry Lopez, Nat Young, George Greenough are some influences in surfing. Art: Dali, Picasso, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, 60’s Poster art, Norman Rockwell, vintage advertisements, Warhol, Magritte, My Uncle, Alphonse Mucha, Nagel, so many but that’s a few off the top of my head. Shaping: Terry Martin, Campbell Bros, Donald Takayama, Al Merrick, George Greenough, Dick Brewer, Rich Pavel.
You travel a lot on surf trips. What are your top five surf destinations?
Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Australia, Central America.