the stikup story
I started surfing back in the early seventies and my passion for surfing as a way of life to this day hasn't diminished.
In the early years, with barely enough dosh for a new stick, there was never enough for a full wetsuit. I remember winter days when it was going off at Crantock, wearing a 3mm shortie, boots held on with insulation tape, marigolds for gloves, a thick coating of deep heat all over and sharing a half bottle of the cheapest whisky between two surf mates.
Since then, I have travelled to most corners of the globe and collected surfboards along the way. I've kept every board because they hold memories of certain days or trips and because of my fascination of the way that surfboard design has evolved over time. As a designer I was never happy with my boards being hidden away to avoid dings, I regard boards as works of art and needed them around when I wasn't by the coast.
Trying to find a display system for my boards so I could hang them around my house was impossible, anything aesthetically pleasing just didn't exist.
I set about designing one for myself, with functionality and the aesthetics of equal importance. A display system that could accommodate all board sizes and styles as well as horizontal, vertical or even on the ceiling, it should be a piece of art just like all prized sticks.