A shed on an apple tree farm
Founded as a full time business in 2016 by brother team Wieger and Jorrit Buurma. After experimenting as amateurs for 10 years. Producing boards in the parental back garden shed on an appletree farm. A major break through in production and materials sparked the idea that a full time future as board builders would be possible. With Jorrits background in product and material engineering and Wiegers drive to find out how things are made and passion for artisan hand work, Appletree Surfboards was founded and soon the Appletree kite surfboards and surfboards were literally flying out the door.
Ultimate fun. Maximum safety!
Armstrong the brand…
We are a small group of friends from diverse professional backgrounds that believed in and wanted to support Armies’ vision. We are passionate watermen ourselves that surf, kite, sup, wakeboard, tow surf, wing foil and windsurf. With a united goal the Armstrong brand was born, that goal was to develop a top of the line foil set up that we could easily use for all the foil sports we love.
Real passion since '79
In 1979 the 23-year-old Italian Claudio Brunotti travelled to the Netherlands and settled in Scheveningen, a village on the Dutch coast. The region is not well know because of its beautiful blue ocean, but for its perfect conditions for windsurfing with its fierce wind and waves
Since 2000, Cabrinha, a subsidiary of the Pryde Group, has climbed the ranks to take the position as the leading kitesurfing brand, selling in over 40 countries worldwide. Inspired and driven by Maui-based waterman, Pete Cabrinha, the company produces everything from kites to boards to accessories and sponsors the top athletes in the sport.
It’s been nearly 18 years since that flat summer, and Carver is going strong and still growing. The new factory is humming along, the latest product line covers a comprehensive range of riding styles, video production is showcasing an exploding list of talented Carver riders, and the company has a solid base of distribution worldwide.
We have a strong passion for water sports. An urge to be out there. This manifests in the brand we created. Our main drive comes from our history and passion. At Eleveight we are all avid kiteboarders and water sportsman, inspired by kiteboarding, surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, snowboarding and windsurfing.
ION is a brand run by passionate people, whose big love have always been watersports.
Launched back in 2004, ION focused on wetsuits & neoprene products for the international windsurf, kitesurf, surf, SUP and wakeboard scene. The product range also includes accessories, harnesses, travelgear and an apparel collection.
Lift is a family run business operating out of Puerto Rico since 2010. We’ve been riding the products we’ve been making since the beginning, so the constant pursuit for the ultimate ride has always been a part of our DNA. We don’t cut corners. We just obsessively try to perfect.
Since 1979, Naish has been crafting the tools for you to heighten each and every one of those cherished moments. Fine-tuning every curve, edge and seam along the way, each product is thoughtfully constructed, not only to excel in the moment, but to stand the test of time.
We make the little things better. The stuff you have that isn't noticed first, but can't be ignored. We pay attention to it. We argue about it. We work day and night to make the little things as good as it can be, so when you wear it, you feel like you've got a leg up on the rest of the world.
Nobile is a Polish manufacturer of highly-regarded and worldwide critically acclaimed skis, snowboards, wakeboard and kiteboards.
Waterborne, technical, functional. Developed to enhance the performance and appearance of an increasingly thirsty breed of explorers and adventurers like you, who are not just looking to push the boundaries, but to blur them as well.
On water, off water, NP is tested hard on board, kite, paddle, sail, and just as important – street.
IT STARTS WITH ADVENTURE
Here on Vancouver Island, Canada, we’re far from a tropical paradise. Our island creates the perfect testing grounds to develop equipment for extreme marine conditions. Strong winds meeting cold waters on a remote, rocky, log strewn coastline is what we call home.
Always striving to create and innovate the wake industry.
The idea of a new board, kite and sail to test trying something new and see how it works it’s my excitement and passion.
The passion for making new designs, developing new prototypes and pushing new technological and design limits it’s just the basic lifestyle of the company’s owner, Roberto Ricci.