Randy French founded Surftech in 1989 when his background as a surfboard shaper and a pioneer in the wind­surf indus­try drove him to exper­i­ment with dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als in an effort to make surf­boards lighter and stronger. He adapted the com­pos­ite board con­struc­tion tech­niques he had devel­oped for wind­surf boards to surf, which resulted in major tech­no­log­i­cal break­throughs with regard to both board dura­bil­ity and weight. Surftech offi­cially began when Randy built a pro­to­type with Rusty Preisendor­fer at his fac­tory in Ore­gon. These orig­i­nal boards remain the most sought after of all Surftech shaper’s sam­ple boards. Surftech soon part­nered with a world class inter­na­tional fac­tory that matches Surftech’s com­mit­ment to excel­lence, pro­vid­ing unpar­al­leled capa­bil­i­ties, strong envi­ron­men­tal aware­ness and unmatched craftsmanship. Surftech’s first pro­duc­tion surf­boards were a series of wood veneer mod­els shaped by Randy French. Their suc­cess led the Com­pany to part­ner with other shapers who wanted to use Surftech’s com­pos­ite con­struc­tion to make their already high qual­ity surf­boards con­sid­er­ably stronger and lighter.


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October 13, 2012

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