Introducing Daryn Mcbride
Daryn Mcbride - Creative / Surfer
Surf Craft - Art - Graphic Design - Illustration - Photography
I have always wanted to create a shop stocked with product I made myself, using the skills I've acquired throughout my life and now I've done it!
With a friend in 2002 we created a surfboard brand with a focus on function, the right board for the right conditions manufactured using traditional surfboard construction techniques.
We came up with the name FEET Surfboards. Feet was an acronym for Forget Everything Enjoy Today.
I am an artist I have a very wide variety of media I enjoy working with, from a pencil and paper, to a camera and computer.
I have worked for over 20 years as a screenprinter and graphic designer branding garments and business all around the world. I have designed for leading fashion labels, and close friends with a budding idea.
My art work is hung in galleries and private collections in the USA, UK Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, China and New Zealand.
Have a look around, give me some feedback, and most importantly purchase a souvenir of your first visit to my shop.
To quote a friend (Andrew Crockett, Author of Switch Foot)
“Daryn Mcbride lives and breathes surfing, shaping surfboards, riding a quiver that is wholesome and complete. Living in New Zealand, often surfing in Australia, shaping surfboards, glassing them, sanding them, working, featuring in surfing movies and magazines, competing in longboard contests, winning the NZ scene then dropping out of the scene... painting, drawing, experimenting with fin dynamics and boards that flow... painting on canvas, timber, doing graphic design for companies around the World... it is a wonder Daryn Mcbride has a moment to follow his dream - but he does and here is a part of it”