Factory Focus: Polen Surfboards

Factory Focus: Polen Surfboards

Posted by Ross Duerden on

When you think of surfboard factories, the name Polen may not ring many bells, but when probably the best shaper in the world at the moment makes his boards there, they must be doing something right. Here we take a closer look at the polen surfboards factory:

The Polen factory was started in Portugal in 1988, situated in one of Europe's most versatile coastlines, an area offering world class point breaks, along with grinding beach breaks and hollow slabs it's no coincidence that they are making great surfboards.

The Factory quickly gained recognition in European surfing with several important titles being won by riders on their boards.

The original aim of the Polen surfboard factory was to produce the best surfboards in Europe, surfboards made from the same high quality materials that you would find in the world's best surfboard factories. They have now been making the highest quality surfboards for 27 years and that original aim has not changed. Progression, innovation and refinement are still the most important things to them.

polen surfboards factory

Now in 2016, 27 years after the company was started by 2 brothers, they have 17 staff, 10 team riders and have attracted probably the world's best surfboard shaper at the moment to come and shape his boards for European distribution from their Portuguese factory: Jon Pyzel, the man behind World champion John John Florence's surfbaords and the winner of stab mags 2016 competition stab in the dark, choosen by Dane reynolds.

All of the Pyzel boards we have in stock were shaped by the man himself at the Polen factory and you can check out our range here: 

Pyzel @ Polen Surfboards Abril 2013 from Polen Surfboards on Vimeo.

And then there is also californian legend Timmy Patterson and Brett Warner who also make the trip over to Portugal to shape their boards for the European market. Check them out here:

timmy patterson surfboards

You can check out the range of of Polen boards we stock, from summer grovellers to high performance boards they have a surfboard for every condition at a really affordable price here: Polen surfboards



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