Kona Surf Company has been gradually expanding over the past decade by manufacturing a majority of their products in-house, from clothing and accessories, to now surfboards, SUPs and watersport related equipment, all are being (or will be) produced in Wildwood, NJ, United States of America. Their new and most recent addition will be the installation of a machine dubbed, the ‘APS-3000’ (Gen5 Machine), a 3-D custom surfboard shaping device that can bring an idea for a surfboard to life within seconds. Kona Surf Company is not new to the technology, as they utilized the services of the ‘APS-3000’ (Gen5 Machine) before, prior to the purchase and anticipated installation of the machine at their headquarters, scheduled for the Spring of 2018.
The APS 3000 provides cutting services as well as design & shaping, which significantly expedites the production of surfboards for manufacturers like Super Brand, Channel Islands and Lost, now, Kona Surf Company. For further information on the new addition, please visit the following links:
“This machine is changing the way surfboards are made by eliminating the element of human error,” said Kona Surf Company owner and surfer, Mike Sciarra. “The time that it would take to shape one surfboard, can now be utilized to make twenty surfboards. You can see now why a majority of the major surfboard shaping brands are utilizing these technologies. It’s not only to match supply with demand, but to also customize the shapes of our boards, to the needs of our surfers, and we can do so now upon request” said Sciarra.