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SkunkWorks Definition – A small and loosely structured group of individuals, unhampered by bureaucracy, who research and develop a new project for the purpose of radical innovation…

In our case, soft surfboards, leashes and some other top secret projects we’ll tell you about in due course!!

Brother’s Ricky and Chris Martin began to re-design the products in 2013 after years of disappointment in the performance, lifespan and visual appeal of those on the market. In 2014, after working with some of the UK and Ireland’s best engineers and materials experts Ricky and Chris secured an initial investment of £50,000 and SkunkWorks Surf Company was born.

In 2016 we moved to 16,000 square foot factory and now employ 12 full time employees. We have now spent over £500,000 on Research and Development and exported our first boards throughout Europe in Easter 2017.

Made in Northern Ireland

We insist on complete control over every aspect of our product, from where our materials are sourced through to each individual product leaving our workshop. To ensure the highest quality we retain 100% ownership of the production process.

Materials – All of our foams and stringer materials are sourced in the UK and Ireland. They are the highest quality materials available to our industry. They have been thoroughly researched and tested by our team of engineers, surfers and surf schools to ensure they are the best we can offer. All our materials are sourced around the UK and Ireland.

Manufacturing – Quality is everything; several of our machines are custom built and we take care in every step to ensure the highest standard possible. All of our boards are designed by Ireland’s top shaper, Rosy. We make all of the products ourselves, right here in Northern Ireland.

Eco-Friendly – ​Being responsible for our environment has always been important to us, we try to only partner with suppliers with a strong environmental sustainability policy. We endeavour to use as much recycled material as possible for our boards.  We try to minimise all waste streams and endeavour to make our products as environmentally friendly as possible. We are also a member of Green Room Surf Alliance.

Made to Order – You order. We make. We make all our products on site, our in house team is always available and can help you choose the right SkunkWorks board for you.

Skunkworx and Jaguar – Waste To Waves

Our Waste to Wave surfboards are produced exclusively in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover and are made from 100% recycled polyurethane plastic.

Many of the activities and products that make modern life possible result in waste.

We know that we can’t prevent all products and practices that create waste, but we can develop innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

Jaguar Land Rover are thinking differently about rubbish and are working with others to replace old ‘take-make-waste’ processes with more sustainable methods and materials.

The result of this collaboration is an exclusive surfboard made with plastic from the Jaguar Land Rover design studios, custom shaped by the SkunkWorks Surf Co and tested by the UK’s top female surfer, Lucy Campbell.