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Polen – board tailors

17 August 2012 | 5:33 am

“Pollen is a fine powder containing the microgametophytes of seed plants. Individual pollen grains are small enough to require magnification to see detail.”

This is what most of you think polen is and I won’t argue, it’s true. But Polen is also a name of one of our favorite shapers collective. They will shape you a custom board in no time. It will be completely tailored to your specific needs and you can order it online. Not only do they make awesome surfboards but also one of the best wave kitesurf boards in the world. Don’t take my word for it, just ask Abel Lago, Kari Schiebevaag or Pedro Henrique, they ride them and they love it! This year during the KSP Guincho a lot of riders were trying out and testing Polen surfboards. We spoke with some of them and absolutely all of them were stoked!

Polen was founded by Álvaro Costa in 1988 in Portugal, a world class surf destination known from its excellent breaks. Álvaro grew up in Brasil surrounded by surfers and shapers who were creating their own sticks so once he found himself back in Portugal, surfboards he brought from Brasil getting older and older, with no place to get new ones he decided to found Polen, to shape and surf his own boards.

In almost no time Polen have become a well known brand in Europe with surfers winning important titles riding boards created by Polen. A simple idea to shape boards as good or even better than can be found in Australia, USA and Hawaii came to life and for the last 24 years best shapers in the world such as Nuno “Surdo” Cardoso, Jon Pyzel, Bill Johnson, Timmy Patterson and Ricardo Martins are doing what they do best to deliver highest quality boards fitting specific needs of the future owners. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, advanced, intermediate, surfer or kitesurfer.

To find out more about those truly amazing boards have a look at Polen’s website www.polensurf.com and order you own now.

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