Paddle. Surf. Inspire.

Island Inspired Board Company takes board making back to artistry, craftsmanship and relationship. We believe the energy that goes into the making of our boards flows through to the life of the people who ride them. We connect through our boards to a diverse community bound together by the energy and desire to get in to the ocean, waves, and water while fostering a kinship of like minded people. We paddle the ancient waters. We surf the same oceans. We all seek to be inspired.

World Class Boards Made in the Carolinas


Todd’s Story

My life on Oahu was all about the ocean, surfing and shaping boards. I spent every moment I could learning the technology and being with the best. I spent a while thinking of names before Island Inspired really stood out.  Our classic logo represents the Hawaiian islands where we started and what inspires everyone out there: the waves, coconut trees, and flowers. 
The production of Island Inspired boards started in 1995 while living in Oahu. In 2000, my family and I decided to relocate to the mainland. I grew up in South Carolina and knew this was a great central location for the east coast.  The Island Inspired manufacturing facility was then constructed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In 2014, it was time to expand our product line and geographical reach. Our custom paddleboards were doing really well. It was time to put more focus on that area of our business.  With that growth and the need for more business structure to handle volume, I was drawn to some trusted friends that I went to school with. Outdoor enthusiasts and accomplished in their fields, Greg George and Scott McNew were in the process of forming a capital company. Our thoughts and basis for living just lined up.

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