The Ebb & Flo balance board is designed to enhance style, fluidity and grace in and out of the water. The Ebb & Flo balance board is unique in its rail to rail riding motion, using a parallel roller to the length of the board – a motion truer to the surfing experience.
Our desire is to build a community inspired by passion for living consciously and a community who educates and participates in leaving less of an environmental footprint. Our evolved eco conscious product line reflects these desires. Our boards are made out of sustainably sourced bamboo and our rollers are made of cork. Our shipping boxes are informational, made of recycled cardboard with non-toxic inks and compostable tape and act as a travel case.
Bamboo, grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of hardwood trees. Bamboo can grow up to 48 inches in 24 hours. It is harvested every 3-5 years, rarely needs replanting and requires no irrigation.
The bark of the Cork Oak tree is harvested and regrown every nine years and is never cut down. Harvested cork trees absorb 3-5 times more CO2 than non-harvested trees. Cork forests rank among the top biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean and Europe. Cork forests are home to over 135 plant species and 42 bird species, many of which are endangered.
MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
Long before this product existed, I was developing my craft by surfing my way through the 70’s. The Goofboard wasn’t a thought until I took a corporate job and couldn’t seem to find time to get in the water. It was here when I began conjuring up the idea... “A surf trainer for the unwanted dry spells.”
As other brands entered the marketplace in the 90’s they introduced, “the surf trainer” but when tested, I felt little resemblance to surfing. It was here I realized what I needed to do in order to create a true simulated surfing experience.
I cut up a scrap piece of plywood, modeled after a longboard I loved and tried riding it on a pipe parallel to the plank. I began chasing that feeling. I was determined to create a riding experience as close to the real thing as possible. Through years of research and development we’ve evolved the Goofboard into the current product... The truest Rail-to-Rail riding experience is available for you to enhance your surfing, balance and strength.
Goofboard launched in 2009 and the evolution continued to today's brand Ebb & Flo, which launched in 2019. Developed and designed with the surfer in mind, we create a simulation surf trainer that has evolved over the years into the newly rebranded product line that you see today. Thank you for your support.
-Armin Brown, Founder