Custom Bamboo Surfboards

2006-2007

 

In the second year of my bachelor course I decided to build my own surfboard. Another enthusiast was found and within several month we build our first surfboards. Having the background of Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering we realized that in this field still some improvement on production technology and design awaited us.

In the following year we build a 3D CNC machine, capable of cutting our unique designed shapes out of the very light and recyclable EPS foam. We worked also on improving the methods how the composite layer, covering the board, is applied. For structural and design reasons we used bamboo veneer, giving the boards a special look and very low weight.  Next to that we developed the business-model to sell our semi-industrially produced individual shaped boards and the accompanying website.