There's something very cool happening hidden away in the industrial boat sheds of Newport Beach, California. Something not only design-worthy for any wall, but something so individually unique we couldn't click 'add to cart' fast enough. May we proudly give an Airows introduction to Mr. Scott Richards, aka Slightly Choppy. He's single handedly creating flags that represent surf localism in the past, present and inspiring the future – they're also hand-painted, hand-stitched, and more than handsome. Here are our favorites:
Navy and white, done right – this hand-stenciled felt beauty stands for the two mile coastline of sandy-bottom beach breaks all year round.
2.) CALIFORNIA BEAR
The OG design never looked better with a washed canvas with felt and painted treatment, topped with tea-stained, cotton-twill trim.
3.) RINCON – 'QUEEN OF THE COAST'
This best at low-tide California right-hander breaks mostly in the Winter from Northwest swells – it also requires you to walk over rust and goldenrod looking cobblestones to catch it.
4.) 54TH STREET – "THE 100 HOTTEST YARDS"
For those who don't know, between all the rock jetties in Newport Beach, California, lies the legendary 54th street...