PIKE SURF has been a huge part of my personal career. It was the first Italian surfboard brand founded by the first Italian professional shaper since 1980. PIKE SURF become quite famous in Italy and Europe during the 90′
Since I started shaping , my own style was handcrafting any surfboard I made. The reason was just beacause that could be the only way to get a total control of my production in every department, then being able in that way, to deliver high quality product for my final customers.
I believe that personal mind about production made possible to build up my professional reputation in the last 40 years as surfboard project designer, shaper as well as craftsmenship in Italy and internationally.
PIKE SURF like any other surf brand in the world , has been obviously exposed to the surfboard industry trend: a brands competition in trying to sell more boards as possible into the global market. But, fortunately or unfortunately that wasn’t matching my same idea about work (keeping it handcrafted), and to make it very clear, just lately I decided to increase more surfboard quality bringing my product at top construction and performances level. My hand shaped and handmade surfboards production is limited to 100 units per year.
21st century PIKE SURF basically are high performance boards only. Their natural location is the niche market. PIKE average customer is an athlete or a top free surfer or a simple surfboard lover of high quality surfboard.