A model painted to look like balsa wood runs about $6,000.

Surf’s Up

Playful and practical, these outdoor showers bring the beach home

While raising three young kids in Manhattan Beach, California, Hansni Thadhani was struck by a bright idea born of necessity as she rinsed a day’s worth of sand off them before going indoors. Inspired by her oceanside locale, she had an eight-foot surfboard fitted with integrated plumbing and installed this clever shower creation in her backyard. Soon, she was making surfboard showers for friends; word spread—and Thadhani found herself in business.

Her company, Strand Boards, offers handmade surfboard showers with customizable options ranging from color to style to hardware. strandboards.com