Santa Cruz, Calif. - Surf Technicians, LLC ("Surftech
"), a leading innovator, designer and
developer of the highest performing surf and stand-up paddle boards
sold worldwide has announced today that it has taken a significant step
to deepen its partnership with Cobra International, the world leader in
and Cobra share a long relationship which originated in 1990 when
Surftech founder Randy French developed Tuflite composite construction
with Cobra as his manufacturing partner. Since that time, the two
partners have collaborated on several industry leading board
technologies including, Softop, ULTRAFLX, Pro-Eite, TL2, Natural
Composite and most recently Quantum Carbon construction.
Surftech LLC and Cobra International announced the signing of a
definitive agreement under which Cobra will become a minority
shareholder of Surftech. Under this new strategic partnership, the
structure and management of Surftech will remain the same while Surftech
will immediately benefit from increased financial and technical support
from the industry's leading manufacturer.
has been Surftech's strongest partner and closest ally for more than
twenty years. This newly deepened strategic partnership will give
Surftech the support in product development and production ability to
meet the strong demand for our boards we have today and grow into the
future," said Surftech CEO Huntley Dornan. "Together, Surftech
and Cobra are positioned to advance board building yet another step and
to create world class innovative products for another twenty years, just
as we have the past twenty."
1989, Randy French, a leading surf and windsurf board shaper, founded
Surftech to bring Tuflite, a dynamic, durable and lightweight board
construction material, from the windsurf industry to surf. Today, in
partnership with many of the world's leading board designers, Surftech
offers a wide variety of high performance surf and stand-up paddle
boards to customers worldwide.