Dick Van Straalen Print
Dick Van Straalen (2021)
Giclee Cotton Rag Mat Smooth Print
Original: Pyrography on pine
626 x 628mm
Source image credit: Dick Van Straalen
Dick Van Straalen is celebrated as one of the most innovative and creative shapers of Australia, designing the earliest barrel riding guns fit for Kirra and Burleigh and world class surfing talent over the decades. All this has and still happens from Dick's humble warehouse in Burleigh Heads on Taree St where he has been based since arriving in the 70s from Sydney. Dick's handcrafted boards are all artistic masterpieces in their own right, inspiring Michael Peterson himself to shape and bringing joy to many a surfer out on our shores and across nations.