14 Surfboard Brands With Epic Style

Surfboard (noun): a specially designed board or craft on which humans stand upon while expressively gliding and maneuvering across the surface of waves in oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, and anywhere waves exist around the world. Riding a surfboard can cause extreme sensations of euphoria or ecstasy, aka stoke, and is best understood through firsthand experience of the sacred act.

Okay, you caught me. I just made this definition up, but it sounds pretty legit, huh? Surfing can be hard to describe because it’s one of those things that is best experienced to fully understand. Only a surfer knows the feeling.

A surfer’s paintbrush, our surfboard, is a very personal item. They come in all shapes and sizes and cater to various types of waves and surfing abilities.

For example, when surfing a fatter, slow-breaking, mushier wave I’ll grab a surfboard with more volume, a fuller outline, and a flatter rocker giving me the ability to paddle easier, catch more waves, and keep my speed through slower sections.

photo by margot landen

On the other hand, if the waves are bigger, faster, and steeper, I’ll most likely use a board with a bit less volume, a more streamlined performance outline, and some extra rocker in the nose to make those steep critical take-offs.

Now, it goes without saying that this is very general and there are so many more variables involved, such as the surfers’ skill and ability, their style and preference, and where they are surfing, but you get the gist.

With so many surfboard brands out there these days, finding the perfect surfboard can be a daunting task. Lucky for us, over the last decade, a lot of awesome surfboard brands and shapers have emerged making it easier to find or create your dream surf craft.

the guild surfboards

If you’re anything like me or most avid surfers out there, your quest for finding your dream surf craft is an ongoing and evolving endeavor, which is part of the beauty and allure of surfing. Endless variety. Just as every wave is different, so is every surfboard.

And as you evolve, so will technology, and shapes, and designs, alongside your own ideas about what makes the perfect surfboard.

Here at Lush Palm, we love ogling and drooling over beautifully made surfboards. So we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up some especially rad surfboard brands and shapers that we love oh so much.

And if you’re looking for a surfboard rack to display the best of your sweet quiver, check out 9 of The Coolest Surfboard Racks Ever.

 

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ALMOND SURFBOARDS

surfboard almond surfboards

surfboard almond surfboards
surfboard almond surfboards

surfboard almond surfboards

surfboard almond surfboards

surfboard almond surfboards

photos / 1-4 by jeffrey allee / 5 via almond surfboards / 6 by @nicopramos

based in costa mesa, california

almond surfboards website

 

THE GUILD SURFBOARDS

vw bus road trip

the guild surfboards

surfboard the guild

the guild surfboards

vw bus road trip

photos / 1 & 5 by margot landen / 2-4 via guild surfboards

based in santa ana, california

the guild surfboards website

 

HESS SURFBOARDS

wood surfboard hess surfboards

wood surfboard hess surfboards

wood surfboard hess surfboards
wood surfboard hess surfboards
wood surfboard hess surfboards

photos via hess surfboards

based in san francisco, california

hess surfboards website

 

JIVE SURF

surfboard jive surf

surfboard jive surf
surfboard jive surf

surfboard jive surf

surfboard design jive surf

photos via jive surf

based in carpinteria, california

jive surf website

 

WATERSHED CUSTOM SURFBOARDS

watershed surfboard pink longboard

watershed surfboards egg mint
longboard watershed surfboards

watershed surfboards blue two tone

surfboard watershed surfboards green mini simmons

photos via watershed

based in newquay, cornwall

watershed surfboards website

 

PIERSON SHAPES

surfboard pierson shapes colorful

surfboard palm print pierson shapes

surfboard pierson shapes green surfboard
surfboard birds of paradise print pierson shapes
surfboard glitter pierson shapes

photos via pierson shapes

based in orange country, california

pierson shapes website

 

FEEL FLOWS SURFBOARDS

surfboard feel flows portugal

surfboard longboard blue
surfboard twin fin feel flows portugal

surfboard longboard feel flows portugal

surfboard gold feel flows

photos via feel flows surfboards

based in northern portugal

feel flows surfboards website

 

FOLKLORE SURF

surfboard floral print shortboard folklore

surfboard green shortboard folklore

surfboard gold green shortboard folklore

surfboards folklore

photos / 1,3 & 4 via folklore surf / 2 by kane skennar

based in bali & brooklyn

folklore surf website

 

RYAN LOVELACE SURF|CRAFT

surfboard retro ryan lovelace

surfboard yellow camel ryan lovelace
surfboard retro ryan lovelace

surfboard retro ryan lovelace

surfboard abstract art ryan lovelace
surfboard ryan lovelace shaper
surfboard ryan lovelace shaper

photos / 1-4, 6-7 via ryan lovelace surf|craft / 5 by aiden runner

based in santa barbara, california

ryan lovelace surf|craft

 

ALBUM SURF

surfboard pink album surf

surfboard design album surf
surfboard neon pink album surf

surfboard black album surf

surfboard floral print album surf

photos / 1 by @lucyos / 2,3,5 via album surf / 4 by chris delorenzo

based in san clemente, california

album surf website

 

TILLY SURFBOARDS

surfboard wood tilly

 

surfboard wood tilly fish

surfboard wood tilly

surfboard wood tilly
surfboard wood tilly
surfboard wood tilly

photos via tilly surfboards

based on the oregon coast

tilly surfboards website

 

RYAN BURCH SURFBOARDS

surfboards ryan burch

surfboards ryan burch

surfboards ryan burch

surfboards ryan burch

photos via ryan burch

based in encinitas, california

ryan burch surfboards website

 

PAUL SURF

surfboard new york paul surf

surfboard new york paul surf

surfboard new york paul surf
surfboard new york paul surf
surfboard new york paul surf

photos via paul surf

based in rockaway, new york

paul surf website

 

NUSA INDAH

surfboard print womens nusa indah

surfboard print womens nusa indah

surfboard print womens nusa indah

surfboard print womens nusa indah

surfboard print womens nusa indah

photos via nusa indah surfboards

based in australia

nusa indah surfboards website

 

What are your favorite surfboard shapers and brands? Let us know in the comments below!

 

12 Comments

  • Jada McNeil says:

    Hello! I’ve just discovered you featured our boards through Pinterest.
    Thank you for loving what we do!
    Jada- Nusa Indah Surfboards
    x

    • Tara says:

      Hi Jada! We were planning on reaching out to you and you beat us to it! Love your boards 🙂 . The market is also in need of some very cool fins along the lines of your designs… maybe next project?! Keep up the lovely work! x

  • Shawn says:

    I agree, these brands have great style and design. But, you guys left out Jeff Mccallum surfboards. Both the company’s image and board design Should’ve been on that list too.

    • Eric says:

      Awesome, Shawn. Thanks for the tip! You’re right. Jeff McCallum’s surfboards look like they would be a great addition to the list! Good call…

  • Dan Mongosa says:

    In my little east coast surfing town of New Smyrna Beach there are many excellent surfboard shapers. Randy Richenberg has been shaping great boards for over 40 years for many pro surfers. Also both Erie Peeples of Erie Surfboards and Greg Geiselman of Orion Surfboards has been putting out awesome boards for over 20 years, too.

  • Sydney says:

    Hi I was just wondering if you shipped to the US? I happened to notice that you are based in Australia and I know that companies such as Dead Kooks do not

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