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Surf’s Up with Artist Carol Calicchio

Carol Calicchio teamed up with Boynton Beach’s iconic Nomad Surf Shop to create limited-edition surfboards. Photo by Carrie Weidner
Carol Calicchio teamed up with Boynton Beach’s iconic Nomad Surf Shop to create limited-edition surfboards. Photo by Carrie Weidner

Artist Carol Calicchio believes that surfing isn’t just for the beach: with her boards, you can bring the spirit of the sport to your home, office, cabana, or hotel lobby. She teamed up with Boynton Beach’s Nomad Surf Shop—which opened in 1968—to create limited-edition surfboards meant to be displayed in beachy homes but that are also usable for surfers who prefer a chic and stylish ride.

“Nomad is known for their top-of-the-line, iconic, handcrafted boards,” says Calicchio. “[Owner] Ryan Heavyside’s father, Ron, was an innovator and expert at his craft and shaping boards. He ultimately handed down his craftsmanship to his sons, Ryan and Ron.”

The boards’ colorful floral designs reflect Calicchio’s paintings from her recent book, Flower Power, written by Bruce Helander. When her new book, Mother Ocean, comes out in November, she will introduce three new board designs.   

Beyond being beautiful, the boards have a philanthropic component as a percentage of proceeds will be donated to benefit a local marine charity. “My vision is to bring awareness to our oceans and the detrimental effects that microplastics have on our marine life,” says Calicchio. 

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