LUX Surfboards have created world’s first 24-karat gold leaf surfboard, valued at $180,000. Called the Aureus, the 6’8” long, single-fin surfboard has the gold leaf weaved throughout the fiberglass and isn’t just beautifu but a fully functional surfboard, hand-built to the highest standards of traditional craftsmanship. LUX is based in the UK and is a collaborative project between surfboard shaper, Ellie Miller and artist, Danni Bradford. The two blend art and surfboard heritage through traditional craftsmanship and modern design.
“Each surfboard produced in the LUX series is a totally unique work of art. Inspiration for each shape is drawn from key eras within surfboard design. By combining the skills and understanding of their respective art forms, the creators of LUX aspire to move forward in brave and innovative ways, making surfboards of striking beauty and unrivalled elegance to be enjoyed for their graceful aesthetic as well as their performance as contemporary wave riding craft.”
The board is 6’8” x 20½” x 3” “inspired by the single fin surfboards of the 1970’s – It is finished in typical styling of the era with a triple 24 Kt gold leaf elliptical pinline design, 24 Kt gold gilded fiberglass fin, and 24 Kt gold gilded LUX icon.