‘Necessity’ they say, ‘is the mother of invention’, and Mark from Riley Balsa Wood Boards will testify proudly to that. Two broken surfboards at Mexican Pipe back in ’96 saw him make a solid balsa rider right there and then. He’s never looked back.

Almost 25 years later, Mark’s life still revolves around balsa. Shaping surfboards, importing, wholesaling and retailing materials and accessories, DIY kits and professional skills and knowledge - all in the name of creating beautiful, functional and unique eco-friendly sleds & reducing the impact on the environment. Keen to find out more? Contact Mark directly at: