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Why surf Wood?

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Why surf Wood? - Kayu Surfboards

There is a lot of speculation in the surf society today about the pros and cons of surfing wooden surfboards, compared with the more popular and standard foam boards.

At Kayu we believe that, where there is any stigma about wooden surfboards, it tends to come from people who have never ridden one.

Hence, they don’t feel comfortable with what they don’t know. They may think: “Yes they look really sick”, but “surely the performance and ability are nowhere near that of a standard foam board?” They could hardly be more wrong! The methods used today in wooden surfboard shaping and manufacturing have gone to the next level.

Perhaps detractors assume that, as wooden boards were so popular back in the early 1930s, 40s and 50s, they must now represent dead surfing technology. Certainly, that technology has been superseded. But it has been replaced by a NextGen technology in wooden boards that rivals or outperforms anything on offer from the (also outdated) technology of foam boards.

 

Here are the top reasons why surfing wood is the right choice for you

✅ Locally produced.

From seed to sea, 100% Indonesian made.

✅Eco-friendly.

Present Surfboards are in the top 5 of the most Toxic sport equipment to Produce. Wooden surfboards are designed to offer a more sustainable and durable alternative to toxic and petrochemical dependent surfboards.

✅More waves for your money.

Value for money, boards overseas at least 50% more expensive.

✅Yes, wood surfs different!

Fast solid paddling , steady & easy take off
Listen to the Board, it will tell you how to surf.
The small amount of extra weight dissolves in the water.

✅Sustainable!

Product from a to z supervised and produced by KAYU. We give a life time warranty by snapping in the water.

✅Reduction in pressure dings.

Push it, push it real good.
Pressure dings spoil the looks, not with wood!

✅Looks sexy!

The looks and feeling of classic riding, with a modern shape. Not only a high performance surfability, also stunning as a good looking art object. Always fun also in your room when the surf is down!

✅It's alive!

Balsa grows faster than Bamboo and it always stay's alive, so stay connected with nature and water. A natural product from the past for future.

 

The KAYU surfboards

When it comes to surfing wooden boards, KAYU’S hollow-chambered balsa wood boards and blanks are hand made with all the newest and most advanced shaping techniques and styles. KAYU surfboards are sustainable, farmed in Indonesia and crafted to the highest quality and standards in Bali. The balsa tree is one of the fastest growing species of tree, even more so than Bamboo – it is a common misconception that bamboo is the fastest growing species. 

KAYU surfboards will easily last a surfer for 10+ years, provided that proper care is maintained. KAYU surfboards even provide a lifetime guarantee against snapping, on ALL boards purchased. 

 Supervised and produced by KAYU. We give a life time warranty by snapping in the water. 
Reduction in pressure dings.
Push it, push it real good.
Pressure dings spoil the looks, not with wood!

KAYU surfboards will easily last a surfer for 10+ years, provided that proper care is maintained. KAYU surfboards even provide a lifetime guarantee against snapping,

KAYU balsa wooden blanks  are incredibly lightweight, fast, high-performance, beautiful and sustainable. They are also environmentally sound, a great investment, and awesome in the water.

Balsa wooden blanks, built ready to shape with ease whether for the novice or for the seasoned shaper. KAYU blanks are 60% complete, fully marked out for an easy step by step approach to shaping your own dream wooden board. There is a certain satisfaction that comes with shaping your own board, completely tailored to your individual specification and vision, then seeing the finished product you have created and getting it in the ocean.

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