Firewire is dedicated to elevating the surfing experience through innovative design, new materials, and advanced construction methods.

In collaboration with surfboard designers like Rob Machado, Dan Mann, and Wingnut, our aim is to maximize stoke in our oceans and minimize waste in our landfills.

Rob Machado

Cruising Cardiff by the Sea, California in the most recognizable van on the coast, Rob Machado is a former World Tour competitor with eleven victories who today has a shaping bay behind his house on a hill overlooking Cardiff Reef.

Much of his design time is dedicated to crafting fast and fun shapes with uncommon ability to hold tight lines in quick turns, like the Seaside, newly released in December 18′.

His most popular shape to date has been the Go Fish – a new twist on an old concept – the traditional twin keel fish outline updated with an entirely new bottom concave he calls Board Eat Board.

Dan Mann

The inventor of the four fin ultra-groveler; the Sweet Potato in 2009 and it’s evolution, the Baked Potato in 2010.

Based on Coronado Island in San Diego California, Dan Mann can surf both goofy and regular foot equally well. He is also a Catalina Classic Paddleboard Champion.

He began paddling at 19 as a way to both cross-train for surfing and understand the ocean better.

His experiences on paddleboards have taught him that water likes what is simple – an approach he now applies to surfboard designs for Michel Bourez, Kelly Slater, Kai Lenny and others, in addition to his groveler designs for Firewire like the Chumlee as well as longboards like the TJ Pro and The Gem, his collaborations with 3X World Longboard Champion Taylor Jensen.

Repurposing Waste

Like all manufacturing processes, the practice of building surfboards creates waste.

In an effort to move closer to our goal of zero landfill in 2020 we have been keeping EPS foam dust out of landfills by turning it into walkable surfaces like you see in the video below.

These paving stones are not yet for sale, as we instead donate them to projects that excite us. But if that ever changes we’ll announce it on our social medai channels. So stay tuned.

For more on Firewire’s interest in both social and environmental sustainability, go here.

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@skindoggydog and his THUNDERBOLT shapes are now part of the @firewiresurfboards family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
He's an eleven time European Longboard Champion whose THUNDERBOLT shapes are built by one of Japan's most well respected Craftsman, Yu Sumitomo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You'll find barrels, board building methods and more from Ben in our bio link.
@skindog_surfboards @oneillwetsuits @reef_europe

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Timmy talks HYDROSHORT and more on The Wire. Bio link for: three wave hold downs, bleeding ears, desk jobs vs wild adventures and 'Love Letter' his upcoming film with @isaac_zoller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@timmymissions had an insane Winter this past year and we enjoyed reflecting on his relaxations this Summer recovering from injuries, as well as the sessions seen here at a right hander he described as 'somewhere down south'. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Recorded at @oneillusa, you can join in our bio link.

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One for Timmy and one for you. In this new episode of the The Wire Podcast, Timmy talks about the fastest board he’s ever ridden and the role it played in ‘Love Letter’, his new film showcasing secret sessions at a perfect right hand point somewhere south. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
One of these Hydroshorts could be yours if you’re in Newport Beach tomorrow night at the ‘Love Letter’ premiere at @the_board_club benefiting the @bencarlson_foundation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Press our bio for more in this episode including three wave hold downs, bleeding ears and what Timmy feels while riding the Hydroshort in Helium. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
@timmymissions @tomo_surfboards @isaac_zoller

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The new and the old. @dan__mann stands with his newest work for @slaterdesigns and his oldest work for @firewiresurfboards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Dan says: ‘ This fish was called the Fish Tail, and I shaped it by hand in 2006 right off Market Street in San Diego. This is maybe the hundredth board Firewire ever made. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
See our story to find what this fish looked like on Tavarua Island in 2007 with Bird Huffman, AKA @birdssurfshed.

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