In 1990, after 6 years in sporting goods management and windsurfing/sailing instruction Jeff Shinham opened Wave Zone Custom Surf Shop in Manatee County, Florida. This shop specialized in custom surf boards, custom skimboards, skate boards and wind surfers among the hard goods product lines.
With a full service surf shop by day and a board builder workshop at night, countless hours were spent building the powerful business that exists today. Jeff was found every night shaping and building custom surf boards and skimboards in a workshop in his back yard. Over the years, hundreds of Wave Zone custom surf boards and custom skimboards have been built and sold.
The coming years brought 5 moves to newer, larger facilities to accommodate the massive growth of Wave Zone. The booming business made it impossible to continue operating the Surf Shop and Jeff moved exclusively to manufacturing and wholesaling of the Wave Zone brand.
Today Wave Zone Skimboards can be found in hundreds of surf shops around the United States and island locations. Wave Zone Surfboards are custom shaped and designed for the individual rider with some in stock options when available. At Wave Zone, good enough is never good enough. We strive every day to bring our boards and our business to the highest levels of performance.
Stock shapes are listed here on our website - just click the menu link for "In Stock Shapes" to the right. The board you see is the one you will be purchasing. If you are planning a custom board order. Please contact Jeff Shinham at email@example.com or through the website contact form to discuss your shape and specs.