The never ending challenge to build better boards has always intrigued me since 1971. It’s been a lifetime quest of trial and error, slowly building a knowledge base of what, and what doesn’t work. Learning that sometimes just the minutest change to a curve can be the difference between a magic board or an average board or that something that shouldn't work, actually works fantastic. 


I put a massive amount of time into my boards, and in each and every board I build, there's anywhere between 25 - 50 hours per board. It takes a crazy amount of work to develop a design and get it right, and most of my designs have thousands of hours and decades of R&D behind them.


What I love about building boards, is knowing that I have just built someone a killer board that inspires then, and helps them to surf better.


And that most of my customers love their boards so much, that they'll keep their boards for at least 5 - 10 years... 

All the best,

Jim Banks


When you're buying a custom Jim Banks Surfboard, you are tapping into Jim's 47 years of designing, building and testing surfboards.

There is an intuitive knowing that comes from decades of building surfboards for people, the sort of knowing that enables Jim to get it just right for customers time after time.



'I don't believe that buying a board should be a risky affair.


All my custom boards come with a performance guarantee. I'm only interested in building you a board that you absolutely love. 


If you feel that your board is not performing as good as you expected, I'll replace it for you or refund your money.'  


* Reasonable conditions apply.


Jim Banks

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