Here at Killer Dana, some of our most popular boards are made by Firewire surfboards. Founded in 1981 in Western Australia, Firewire (then called Nev Surfboards) has a deep history of producing boards for the world’s best surfers. Beginning in the early 90’s with the invention of the computer shaping machine, Firewire began producing quality boards at an extremely fast rate. By 2004 they had transitioned into making almost all boards through machine shaping, finished with a high-density composite top and bottom.
Today they manufacture 3 different types of boards: LFT (Linear Flex Technology), Helium, and Timbertek. LFT is the closest to a traditional surfboard with an 18mm wide aerospace composite stringer that runs from tip to tail of the board. Helium being a new idea that Firewire created, is much different than a traditional surfboard. Instead of having one single stringer that goes down the middle, it has Parabolic Balsa and Paulownia Wood Rails that gives it its torsional rigidity. With its 0.8 lb EPS core, Entropy Bio-Resin, and Helium infused rails, Firewire has successfully created one of the lightest boards out there. Timbertek combines the wood rails with a 3mm Paulownia wood top and bottom deckskin. This combo gives TimberTek boards amazing functionality, without sacrificing the stylish classic look. Every time I go out to surf with a TimberTek no matter where I am, I always get compliments on how good the board looks.
Firewire boards are created from all environmentally sustainable materials. They collaborated with BLOOM Foam to create a sustainable material. It is made out of algae biomass. By removing this algae it allows more plants and animals to habitat the area.
Currently, Firewire has some of the most experienced shapers and surfers alike designing and producing their boards. Guys like Daniel “Tomo” Thomson, Dan Mann, Kelly Slater, and Rob Machado all have created quivers using Firewire board technology. It’s no wonder why top pros from around the world are riding for Firewire.