THE KAYU STORY
WE GROW SURFBOARDS
KAYU surfboards is located on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali, a surfers heaven with a long history of surf culture and undoubtedly, world class waves!
KAYU strives for a more rooted vision of surfing by bringing back the traditional craftsmanship of hollow wooden surfboards.
KAYU manufactures surfboards of all types, sizes, lengths and shapes entirely out of balsa wood, sourced here in Indonesia (though the process still requires some glassing of course).
KAYU aims to incorporate maximum innovation alongside sustainability enabling us to craft the most lightweight, advanced and competitively priced balsa wooden surfboards for the international market.
For those unfamiliar with this material, balsa wood is known for having a remarkable weight to strength ratio, alongside a very high buoyancy property and a relatively fast rate of growth. Making it a particularly interesting material to work with in terms of performance and sustainability.
What makes KAYU stands out is their holistic conception of sustainability by keeping local communities involved.
Their manufacturing facility is located in the green hills of East Java, close to the balsa tree plantations of the
local farmers. Here is where the surfboard blanks are crafted by hand and start their journey.
KAYU surfboards present GROW!.
A series of balsa wooden surfboards, illustrated by LO art to support the wildlife projects of JAAN.
KAYU surfboards aim to contribute to a better and healthier environment with wholehearted consideration for Indonesian wildlife.
Through art and creativity KAYU grows awareness for the protection and conservation of the beautiful Indonesian wildlife in cooperation with, Monsieur Spoon restaurant, Flow with LO art & JAAN.
Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established to protect Indonesian wildlife and improve animal welfare as well as helping local communities to protect the forests they rely on and combat mass logging. The aim is to rehabilitate and release all individual animals rescued to their natural habitat.
KAYU surfboards, the Grow series are for sale!