Create A Unique Look with Surf Wall Decor

Everyone has some form of art in their home decor. It can be a painting, a poster, a print, or maybe even something sculptural. Art can be a quilted blanket that was hand sewn, or a carved wooden table. Art can come in many shapes and forms, and nobody understands this concept better than surfboard artist Carolyn Johnson. With her uncanny ability to create beautiful artwork out of recycled materials, she has created a wide selection of surfboard wall decor.  

These pieces are made from recycled surfboards that are cleaned and painted, creating truly one-of-a-kind elements for any home. Not only are these pieces of artwork beautiful, but they are lightweight. This makes it easy to hang in any room of the house. All of the available surfboard wall decor can be hung horizontally or vertically, depending on the needs of your room, and work well in both formats. Read More



While many of the surfboard wall art creations have calming colors including greens, grays, whites, and blues, no two surfboards are exactly the same. This is because Carolyn Johnson creates an original piece of art with every single piece of surfboard art for sale.

If surfboards are not your cup of tea, Carolyn also offers similar pieces on skateboards and wooden panels. Whatever space you need to fill, you can find a piece from the Carolyn Johnson Gallery that will work perfectly.

Awards & Achievements

My devotion to art and the coast has not gone unnoticed

Laguna Beach Vibe Favorites - 2022

Curated Coastal Magazine - 2022

Ocean Institute - 2022

DANA Point Utility Box Art Program - 2022

Balboa Island Artwalk-Kudos Magazine "Best of Show” - 2019

This is my very first surfboard award!! I remember being shocked since I didn’t even know they gave awards away at the show. There are 5 businesses that make the “Best of Show” selections.

The Balboa Island Artwalk is 1 mile of artists (about 100) and 3 bands along the way. It is a fun day in the sun (usually – that’s another story). Setup begins at 6 am so we would always get there at 5 because Balboa Island is also known for very narrow streets with houses practically joined together with very little parking. I have been to some of these houses and “they are beautiful”. It sits in the bay and has this wonderful walkway with a short breakwater wall which is also a bench - all around the edge of the island.

In addition to getting my picture in the local Newport Beach newspaper, KUDOS MAGAZINE gifted me with free advertising. (First add created for my surfboards).

Surfers Healing - 2022

ArtReach - First Surfboard - 2019

The first surfboard I did is this one. I named the board “AWAKEN” because I really felt the creativity of working on Recycled Surfboards to AWAKEN my calling to a new art direction. Now over 400 boards later…I was right.
I used my SOFTCARVING TECHNIQUE, METALLICS, ACRYLICS, SHELLS and RESIN. I painted the “fin” side of the board since I didn’t know there were other options – like cutting them off so that the board could lay flatter on the wall. But if I cut them off this would never have happened…on the left bottom the design look like the noses of orca whales and the fins look like they are on the orcas!! I was sooooo lucky to pull this off. Whew!

AIA Artwalk Special Citation Award-Surfboard Perfect Peace” - 2022

Festival of Arts Fashion Show - 2022

Featured Artist - 2018

I was named as the Featured Artist for the 16th annual event featuring  200 juried artists from 25 countries, 20 states, and prestigious institutions. My celestial mixed media painting Midnight Bloom (39"w x 54"h) commissioned as the festival s commemorative print. Midnight Bloom captures the splendor of the desert night sky and blooming cacti against a glowing galaxy. Inspired by the sense of connectedness in the universe and nature.