WE LIVE WATER
Here at Boardworks we are passionate about all things to do with the ocean and water lifestyle we all embrace. Our goal is to share that passion, to promote respect for the planet, it’s creatures and each other and to make surfing and stand up paddle more fun for more people.
Based in Carlsbad, California, Boardworks is proud to offer our line of innovative and award winning Stand Up Paddleboards, surfboards and accessories. The focus of Boardworks design has always been user-friendly products that make your time on the water more enjoyable. We realize there are many types of waterways in this world and many different ways to enjoy Stand Up Paddling and surfing. Our design approach ensures we have the right board for your next adventure. We are all avid surfers and paddlers, and you can be sure that all of our products have been tested and proven in their intended environment.
In addition to our Boardworks branded products, Boardworks partners with some of the best brands and shapers in the surf and SUP industry to bring their signature shapes to the global water community in our proprietary construction technologies.
Boardworks was originally founded under the name Windsurfing Works in the early nineties specializing in molded epoxy sandwich construction windsurfers and carbon masts and booms. As the focus of the company became broader it was renamed Acme Supply with a product array including a combination of surf, windsurf, kiteboards and carbon booms and masts.
In 2003 the name “Boardworks” was adopted and the product line had changed to be exclusively surf focused including some of the world’s best shapers and brands in the surf industry. In 2007 Boardworks widened their product line to include Stand Up Paddle boards. Boardworks TEC construction with its amazing strength to weight ratio was an ideal build for SUPs enabling Boardworks to offer lighter and stronger boards.
In 2008 Boardworks was purchased by Mike Fox, and has seen impressive success and growth over the last 6 years to emerged as one of the top SUP and surf companies in the world. In January of 2015, Boardworks was acquired by Confluence Outdoor, the industry’s leading watersports company, based out of Greenville, South Carolina.
“We have been carefully and patiently watching the SUP market since it emerged as a growth category in our industry several years ago,” said Sue Rechner, President and CEO of Confluence Outdoor. “We knew SUP would be an integral part of our strategic plan, and we have enjoyed watching the success of Boardworks as we worked towards entering this category. Boardworks has established itself as a true leader and innovator and we are excited to welcome them into the Confluence family of brands. We know this new partnership will provide an even more well-rounded set of offerings to our consumers and will enhance our ability to foster passion and enthusiasm for outdoor adventure.”
Today the Boardworks product line includes innovative and award winning Boardworks branded products as well as models by some of the world’s best Stand Up Paddle and surf brands including: Infinity Surfboards, Hynson, Strive, Morrelli & Melvin, and Badfish Stand Up Paddle.
About Confluence Outdoor
Confluence Outdoor is the result of the blending of nine unique watersports brands: Wilderness Systems®, Perception®, Dagger®, and Wave Sport® kayaks, Mad River Canoe®, Adventure Technology® paddles, Bomber Gear® and Harmony® accessories, and Boardworks. With a full representation of canoes, kayaks, surf and stand up paddle boards, and paddling apparel and accessories, all ranging from touring and recreational to high-performance whitewater products, the Confluence brands are well suited to fully outfit paddling enthusiasts throughout all phases of their paddling life. For more information about the company, please visit www.confluenceoutdoor.com