INTRODUCING SUNOVA WINDSURF BOARDS
NOW PART OF THE GUNSAILS DIRECT DISTRIBUTION
Sunova is one of the most experienced and skilled Surfboard builders in the World. We are more than proud to announce that we are now the official collaboration partner to offer their unique balsa wood construction within Windsurf, SUP and Foilboards.
We teamed up to realize our mutual goal to provide the best possible equipment to our customers. We will not only collaborate within our distribution network, but will also work side by side within our further development.
All Sunova Boards are built in The Board Factory Co., Ltd. in Thailand. A unique and independent factory based on lean manufacturing and the systematics of automotive production.(TPS -Toyota Production System). These methods do achieve outstanding quality, sustainability and precision.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND SUNOVA
Behind Sunova and The Board Factory are three founders who perfectly align their diverse know-how to realize their vision of a perfect surfboard factory. One of them is the Australian Bert Burger. He was once the co-founders of Firewire Surfboards and is the rightful inventor of the parabolic balsa rail. In 2008, Bert was awarded Shaper of the Year and incorporates one of the most extensive know-how in surfboard building. Within his shaping experience, starting from the age of 12 he has been striving for innovation in order to create the best possible surfboard.
The two Germans Martin Jandke and Klaus Müller have been working for many years in Cobra, the biggest surfboard factory in the word. Klaus has also been involved with many players in the automotive industry and has transferred and implemented that manufacturing know-how within a surfboard production line. Martin, the GM, is in charge of the company itself, takes care of marketing and sales and overall strategy. His 20 years long work experience in Thailand are priceless to handle their own manufacturing facility to set SUNOVA and its vision apart from the competition.
THILO VON OSTERHAUSEN
Head of GUNSAILS R&D
“SUNOVA is the Board partner we have been waiting for… We do not only have the same goals but do also share the same values and perspectives. “
"BOARDS THAT STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD"
The sail brand and manufacturer GUNSAILS announces its partnership with the Australian label Sunova - premium manufacturer of surfboards, SUPs and also windsurf boards. Thilo von Osterhausen, head of product development at GUNSAILS, answered a few questions about it to the Surf Magazine.
WINDSURF BOARDS DESIGNED BY JONAH LEPAK IN SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA
Jonah Lepak has been developing the Windsurf range together with SUNOVA for the last 4 years. They did not only finetune shapes, fins and footstrap positions, they also managed to align the shapes and designs with the absolutely unique balsa construction characteristics of Bert’s surfboard technology. It was crucial to fit the windsurf shapes to the special flex and dampening properties of this exclusive construction. Only like that, they could achieve that amazing and unique feel the boards inherit right now.
Jonah does look back on a career as professional windsurfer and has been designing windsurfboards since 1989. He has worked with the many great minds and innovators of the industry e.g. Larry Tuttle, the inventor of the tuttle box and other revolutionary fin and foil designs. Jonah is testing his boards and developments on a daily basis and is now also equipped with a full set of Gunsails Riggs and Equipment.
“Basically the board
that I want to ride
almost every day”