The seed of FLIKKAboards grew its first roots in year 2001 when our shaper Luka Jureš linked his passion for windsurfing with enthusiasm for handwork and knowledge gathered from different custom boards workshops on Tenerife (Canary Islands), to make his first board ever in his home garage. From that moment on, his destiny was sealed: he started off by making boards for himself and his closest friends, but soon enough the word of outstanding quality of his boards got the windsurfing comunity buzzing. Subsequently, he decided to invite two of his friends and windsurfing addicts, Martin Vodopivec and Janez Filiplič, to come join the project. FLIKKAboards was born.
We are eco friendly
Instead of certificates we have a couple of solid arguments to back up our statement:
• material & energy efficient production: as a small company with relatively high labour costs we have to be careful about every euro we spend. Our production process is therefore carefully devised in a way to minimize material waste and optimize energy consumption.
• eco friendly local materials: our boards are not produced by a poorly paid workforce in a Third world country with low environmental and health protection standards. Instead, they are completely hand built by us, the owners, so we make damn sure we use materials that are not damaging to our health or the environment we live in. Furthermore, as a small scale business we purchase the materials for our production from local manufacturers thus supporting other European companies and keeping our carbon footprint low.
• long product life: we have boards out there that after almost a decade still put smiles on their owners' faces. With our boards built to last it means that less stuff gets thrown away each year finishing as waste just because of bad product quality.