Who: …Lost Surfboards and ” The Lucky Bastards”, in conjunction with Catalyst present…

What: A night of surfboard art, design and celebration ….with French persuasion. Over 30 boards on display …all of which were constructed right on the premises. When: Friday , Feb 10th 5:00-9:00 pm

Where: Catalyst 1755 N. El Camino Real , San Clemente. 92672
(949) 492-5721

Why: To showcase the unique and ubiquitous , graphic (and some times garish) glass and resin surfboard art of France's own “Lucky Bastards“….to show a sneak peak of the new “V2 Rocket” and launch of the …lost Spring 2012 clothing collection. Meet and talk design with the Shapers and Glassers who built the boards. The factory will also be open for viewing of boards in progress. Also: We will be raffling a free custom surfboard at the end of the evening. Bring donations for San Clemente's homeless in exchange for raffle tickets. Food, Drink, Live Music and more. Check some of the boards from “The Lucky Bastards” in the photos below.

“Last summer, in Europe I made a plan with these young French board builders (Paul and Tristian), who work part time doing fancy glass jobs at the Pukas factory in Spain. These kids live in the small village of Bidart, just outside of Biarittz and in addition to surfboards, they have an extreme fascination with American culture… primarily on California HotRod culture and all that goes with it. They dreamed of visiting the US and I saw a much better than average version of technical color and finish work in their versions of resin tint/pigment and gloss/polish work. We made a plan for them to come to San Clemente and build 40 boards in the glass shop at Catalyst.” – Matt Biolos

This Pink tint/opaque white Bottom Feeder is for non other than Stab Magazine editor, Derek Rielly. It should be all the rage on the more than liberal beaches of Bondi!

Paul, at work glassing.

Tristian got this bone leg tattoo in Venice Beach on day three in the states.

Full on Hot Rod styling on the gloss black with lime tint Plank.

Brown tint “Bottom Feeder”. Note the gloss/polish bottom and rails with matte deck and only the logos are spot glossed and polished. Very technical.

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This all Lime tint Bottom Feeder features spot gloss and polish tonal stripes on the deck.The rest of the board is Matte.

Another Bottom Feed. This one has Sub-Scorcher stripes, but done is resin tints and once again, spot gloss and polish logos on a matte deck. The bottom and rails are polished as well. Other details include matching blue resin in the leash cup.

Another Bottom Feeder with two tone neon tints and spot gloss high lights.

The board he's laminating is an idea we came up with this week… checker board effect.

This “UberPlank” is violet/lime tints and completely gloss/polished.

Deep rich colors on this one.

The new “V2 Rocket”

V2 Rocket I. Lime/Violet signature air spray.

RNF Classic. Check them glassed on Fins. This one is sold.

Stylish tinted Rock Ups

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