Haleiwa Factory, 1969
So, in 1967, Country Surfboards was founded, in the city of Haleiwa, making boards of advanced quality, designed by the most experienced shapers of the time. The opening of the North Shore’s surfboard factory was welcomed not only by the surfers but also by the shapers, who could now do what they loved, surf and work with the Aloha spirit of freedom.
Country Surfboards quickly started attracting the top local shapers, such as Dick Brewer, Mike Diffenderfer, Tiger Espere, Barry Kanaiaupuni, Owl Chapman and others, as well as visiting shapers from abroad, who produced their boards at Country’s facilities, in search of high precision equipment to face the challenges of Hawaiian waves.
All this convergence of talent granted Country Surfboards a central role in the revolution that was taking place on surfing and society in general on the turn from 1960s to the 1970s. The brand’s true Aloha spirit and its iconic logo established Country Surfboards amongst the 10 most prestigious in the world of surfing.
Hawaiian Legend Tiger Espere
Ed Searfoss making high quality surfboards since the 60’s
Rob Machado, 90’s e Mike Turkington, 60’s