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US BLANKS “Seabase has been integral in helping us maintain relationships with board builders in Europe and the UK. Their team’s deep roots in their local surf communities guide us to stay current with every need and trend. Finding partners with a shared commitment to first-quality products and service has been a key to our growth. We’re grateful for Seabase to have grown with us since the beginning.”
US Blanks have a wide range of surfboard, funboard, fish, hybrid and longboard blanks in both Polyurethane and EPS foam; the stringer, rocker and density combinations are vast. There’s a free custom rocker service as well – we keep your rockers private and on file for the life of your commitment.
I remember clearly a chat I was having with Phil Edwards in a factory in San Clemente many decades ago. Phil had just shaped me a 48-stringer Hobie Phil Edward’s longboard – still treasured today.
He was telling me about the old days when he and Hobie Alter and Gordon Clark were surfing together at Trestles. “Whenever we’d surfed our brains out” he said, “no matter how tired we were, I was always last out of the water”. As he tells it “first out was Gordon Clark – “I’ve got work to do. Then Hobie would bail citing work pressures”. Phil said he really enjoyed those empty waves, but he always looks back on the guys that changed surfing in different ways. “With regrets?” I asked. “No, but perhaps with hindsight I should have got out of the water earlier”, Phil sighed.
Seabase imported the first Clark Foam in 1976, part of a 20’ container shared with some guys in the Channel Islands. Until Gordon closed the factory in 2005, Clark Foam was the market leader in high quality close-to-shape surfboard blanks that set the surfboard industry on its solid basis.
While it’s never been quite the same since, the principal of high quality, totally committed surfboard foam has been continued by US Blanks. The same team that produced Clark Foam has dispersed, but key remnant people have produced a stunningly organised factory in California making the world’s best surfboard foam. Oh so consistent blanks, straight stringers, clean, thoroughly thought out plugs by renowned shapers – this company takes blank production and raises the bar again.
And what a great crew to work for – obliging, so helpful and polite and so very, very service oriented, Seabase is always inspired by the staff at US Blanks, and we distribute their foam with pride and dedication – we share their values on customer satisfaction and service.
US Blanks – not probably, definitely the world’s best surfboard blanks. Bar none.