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The 3 Most Popular Surfboard Manufacturers

The 3 Most Popular Surfboard Manufacturers

Among the hundreds of shapers manufacturing surfboards of all forms and shapes, few rise above the rest. These surfboard manufacturers were able to push their surfboard shaping technologies to perfection, producing only the best surfboards in the world designed even for the world’s top surfers. Three surfboard manufacturers rise above the others in their years of experience in the industry and have become the most popular in the surfing world today.

Lost Surfboards

Undeniably the largest manufacturer of surfboards in the United States, Lost Surfboard Company has been consistently producing quality surfboards for many years. Lost Surfboard made it to the level they are at today because of their aggressive push for innovations, its wise use of cutting-edge technology and flawless supply system making their boards available in all major surf sites.

Lost Surfboards are designed and shaped by head shaper Matt Biolos and by a team of famous graphics artists like Sean Spoto and Drew Brophy. The team is very creative and known to produce a very artistic collection of surfboards with colorful and unique visual designs that are not available with other surf companies.

Lost surfboard’s most sought for models include the Round Nose Fish, 5-Fin Shark Demon, Radical Psycho Ward, F-1 board and the infamous Speed Demon II.

Rusty Surfboards

Recognized among pro surfers as one of the best shapers in the word, Rusty Preisendorfer has been producing high quality surfboards for professional surfers not only in North America, but in the entire world. Rusty Preisendorfer began making surfboards at age 16. The boards he created are ridden by over half of pro surfers in the top 16. Due to his excellence in shaping boards,Rusty Preisendorfer was declared Shaper of the year (2008) by the sports’ leading publication, Surfing Magazine. Rusty is also considered to have perfected the modern thruster.

Also known as R-dot, Rusty surfboards moved from purely producing high end boards into manufacturing apparel that has also captured the trust and confidence of surfers. Apart from its humble beginnings in North America, today, the company has continually spread its reach to Australia, Europe, Japan, Latin America and even parts of South America, making Rusty surfboards available throughout the world.

Rusty continues to excel in producing high quality and stylish surfboards for every surfer’s taste. You may choose from any of its prestigious line of models ranging from high performance surfboards like the Bat Tail Quad, to alternative surfboards like the new Rusty Dwart, and even to specialty boards like the Javalin.

Channel Islands Surfboards

Making it among the three most popular surfboard manufacturers in the world, Channel Islands Surfboards has been producing high performance and superior quality surfboards since 1969. In fact, it is among the oldest surfboard manufacturers still operating today. Though it only started with its local operations, it eventually developed into a worldwide surfboard and surf accessory provider that caters to the individual needs of all types of surfers from beginners up to the world’s best.

The genius behind the success of Channel Islands is Al Merrick, its chief designer/creator. Added to this is its extraordinary team of riders composed of not only some of the best pros and free surfers in the world, but includes the surfing superstar Kelly Slater himself. With this kind of line up, the manufacture of the highest performance surfboards is made possible. The collection of Rusty surfboards ranges from longboards, shortboards, guns, hybrids, signature boards, to custom-made boards. Surfers can choose from any of Channel Islands surfboards which include models shaped for Kelly Slater, Taylor Knox, Dane Reynolds, Rob Machado and many other top surfers and shapers. On the other hand, there are also models designed for beginners and intermediate surfers that would also suit their individual surfing needs.