Surfboard and sailboard shaper Randy French founded Surftech in 1989. French developed a revolutionary way of building surfboards and offered his new technology to the best shapers on earth. Initially French and a few friends drove up and down the California coast with a truckload of boards selling them out of the back of a truck. Back then our early headquarters were known as the “chicken coop” and were located in the back of a Santa Cruz lumber yard.
Surftech officially began when French built a prototype with a shape from Rusty Preisendorfer at French’s Oregon factory. These original boards remain the most sought after of all Surftech shaper’s sample boards. We soon began a partnership with a world class international factory that matched our commitment to excellence, providing unparalleled capabilities, strong environmental awareness and unmatched craftsmanship.