14 Surfboard Brands With Epic Style

    surfboard retro ryan lovelace
    photo via ryan lovelace surf|craft

    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 shortboard with a bit less volume, a more streamlined performance outline, and some extra rocker in the nose to make those steep critical take-offs. Check out our Shortboard Buyer’s Guide if you want to read more about the components of a shortboard and could use some help finding your next magic stick.

    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.

    Surfboard Brands

     

    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 county, 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!

     

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    1. Thank you so much for adding us, and the only UK brand which is amazing. Love the site, well done.

      1. Hey Jake – Our pleasure, love your boards! Thanks for the kind words. Cheers

    2. Stunning boards, in particular those of Ryan Lovelace and Album. Personally, if i bought one of these boards, I’d hate to ruin them by covering them with wax, they’re just too darn pretty!

    3. Vex surfboards in New England great handshaped

    4. Thank you for the mention! Super honored and humbled.

      Love,

      FLKLR
      Folklore Surf.

      1. Our pleasure! 🙂 x

    5. Just WOW!!! I want every single one of these boards!!!!

      1. So do we 🙂

    6. 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

      1. Oh my gosh I’m sorry, I meant to send this to one of the companies but it must have exited out without my knowing

        1. No worries! Happy surfboard shopping 🙂

      2. Hi Sydney- Nusa Indah Surfboards are based in Australia and ship Worldwide. Feel free to shoot me an email to get a personal quote. Thank you, Jada [email protected]

    7. 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.

      1. Nice! Thanks for the recommendations Dan!

    8. 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.

      1. 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…

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

      1. 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

        1. Yes! This is something we plan to explore in the near future- wall mount systems also! x

          1. Awesomeness! Please give us a holler when you do!

    10. @Goldenstateglassing is doing some epic work for Alex Knost, Jared Mel, EC, Tanner, Troy Elmore, Wax, and Spacetime.

      Also, there is an American couple in mex doing some rad shit. Can’t remember the name. I’ll hunt around.

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