ASB MAGAZINE: Mona Vale (NSW) based Onboard Industries will distribute Tokoro Surfboards in Australia and New Zealand, thanks to a newly inked distribution deal with legendary Hawaiian shaper, Wade Tokoro. Onboard Industries currently manufactures boards in Australia and Bali including Simon Anderson, Channel Islands, Hayden Lewis, Chris Christensen, Catch Surf and Town & Country both warehousing and supporting like-minded surf brands with the same culture and philosophy that Onboard Industries has thrived on for years. Ridden by some of the world’s best surfers, Tokoro Surfboards now joins Onboard Industries stable of ‘like-minded’ brands.
“We are excited to be involved with Wade (Tokoro) and representing the Tokoro brand. We have several retailers already very interested and we are looking forward to seeing Tokoro’s in the surf here!” enthused Onboard Industries, Alistair ‘Zoc’ Zorica.
After careful planning and consideration, the first shipment of Tokoro Surfboards is expected instore by mid-winter. The range of boards includes small wave specialty boards all the way through to Tokoro’s sought after step-up’s and guns.
“Tokoro Surfboards are excited to have Onboard Industries building and representing us in Australia. It’s great to have a base in Australia to be able to produce surfboards of the highest standard and provide our equipment to all the surfers in Australia,” said Wade Tokoro of Tokoro Surfboards.
About Tokoro Surfboards
Growing up in Kahalu’u, Kane’ohe on East side of the island of Oa’hu, Wade Tokoro has spent most of his life in surfing with his brother Kerry Tokoro. Through his numerous experiences surfing heavy waves on the North Shore, Wade and his hand-crafted surfboards are trusted by surfers all over the world, from amateurs to professional.
Tokoro Surfboards are the go to surfboards for professional surfers every season on the North Shore, working with world class athletes including 1999 ASP world Champion Mark Occhilupo and 3-time ASP World Champion Mick Fanning, However, it is in Hawaii where Tokoro Surfboards are ridden by the likes of 3-time ASP World Champion the late great Andy Irons, in addition to 2000 ASP World Champion Sunny Garcia, big wave charger Jamie O’Brien and rookie sensation Seth Moniz. Tokoro Surfboards design and produce a wide range of surfboard models, not just guns and semi guns that will suit waves ranging from big too small.
Our mission at Tokoro Surfboards is to be on the cutting edge of surfboard design and to provide surfers of different levels with the best possible equipment. Utilizing the best materials and highly trained craftsmen, our surfboards create a surfing experience that is exhilarating for surfers, from beginner through to professional level where they are ridden by the world’s best surfers.
More information http://www.tokorosurfboards.com