OUR MISSION

To create the best products possible
without compromise to achieve!

  • PERFORMANCE
  • DURABILITY
  • LIGHTEST WEIGHT

OUR PROMISE

Bert Burger started shaping over 30 years ago.
During this time he made a lot of boards and learned many skills,
invented a few cool techs, started one of the biggest Surfboard companies
in the world, and fortunately also just surfed a lot.

It became pretty clear that when making and selling boards to lots of different PEOPLE
with totally different SKILLS trying to ride thousands of different WAVES there had to
be some kind of PROMISE with it.

THIS IS IT

  • the RIGHT BOARD, for
  • the RIGHT WAVE, for
  • the RIGHT CUSTOMER

This simple PROMISE determines a lot of things we do different in this Company.
And while this sounds all pretty nice and easy its a very hard, time consuming thing to guarantee.
So what does it means and what can you expect when you buy a SUNOVA product:

the RIGHT BOARD

This means that you will get the best possible board for your conditions. 
If you don’t have that pls contact us and we will make it right.

the RIGHT WAVE

This makes it clear that we all need to realize that all waves are dierent and just like one golf 
club is perfect for one thing it might be totally wrong for another one. But since our boards are made to last, 
we will keep in mind for this purchase already the next one.

the RIGHT CUSTOMER

We deal with every customer personally. 
This is almost crazy in this world, but its part of our promise.
We will get to know you and the boards of our range will in most cases suit you, 
if they do not we will build a fully customized board for you.

OUR TECHNOLOGY

OUR TECHNOLOGY

Bert Burger invented the Basla Flex Tech 
with the parabolic rail, because

HE HAD A MAJOR ISSUE TO SOLVE

The standard PU boards were (are) disposable. 
He could never get more than 3 month out of any board he bought or made.
Of course there were stronger constructions around. 

But messing with the durability issue immediately created 2 more problems with boards:

they became to heavy
- or -
they did not work magic
  1. MAGIC PERFORMANCE IS THE NUMBER #1 PRIORITY
  2. DURABILITY IS KEY
  3. BOARDS MUST BE SUPER LIGHT

SEE BELOW HOW THIS TECHNOLOGY SOLVED ALL THESE GOALS

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OUR GUIDELINES

To bring the most VALUE to our customer.
We control our own MANUFACTURING, to PRODUCE better products,
that we DISTRIBUTE to the user in the shortest possible way,
with direct, fast and  uncomplicated SERVICE.

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SHAPER OF THE YEAR:
BERT BURGER AND THE RISE OF THE FIREWIRE
JANUARY 23, 2007 BY SURFING MAGAZINE

It’s a funny thing, really. Paranoia’s practically a way of life out there in Surfboardland. A lot of it is fed by the fearful idea of these Giant Companies coming to Rape Surfing. You know, these big-ass money machine corporations, from Asia or some such place, that’re gonna come roaring into town, selling popout kookmobiles left and right and undermining the brave little guy in his nice little factory, who only wants to maintain the Sacred Heritage of boardmaking. Or whatever. Read more at http://www.surfer.com/surfing-...

surf board detail
Sebastian Steudtner
style
big wave surfer
biggest wave
29.40 meter
favorite board
awards

WSL XXL world champion 2016

WSL XXL world champion 2014

age
28
biography
Bert Burger
style
Shortboards, Longboards, Guns
favorite board
awards

Inventor of the Parabolic Rail

Founder of Sunova Surfboards

Co-Founder of Firewire Surfboards

age
48
interview biography
Marcus Tardrew
style
SUP Raceboard Designer
biggest wave
His boards won numerous races this year and lot to follow
favorite board
awards

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

4X Western Australian downwind titles

1x Western Australian Flatwater marathon state title

2nd 2016 Flatwater classic qld

5th 2013 Australian titles

4th 2016 Australian titles

6th 2017 12 towers

1st 2012 kotc

2nd 2013 kotc

2nd 2015 unlimited kotc

2nd 2016 unlimited kotc

12th 2013 M2O (2nd in division)

2017

2nd maui2molokai challenge

4th Maui 2 Molokai 

4th poi bowl

8th unlimited molokia2oahu


BOARD DESIGN ACHIEVEMENTS

2016 M2O 4th 5th 7th unlimited (James Caesy, Toby Cracknell, Matt Nottage)

2016 KOTC 2nd unlimited

2017 

World tour Japan 3rd overall 12.6 (James Casey)

Olukai 1st unlimited male  (James Casey)

Olukai 1st unlimited female (Annabel Anderson)

Carolina Cup 7th 14’ (Kelly Margetts)

1st and 2nd maui2 Molokai challenge

1st women maui2molokai challenge 3rd and 4th maui2 Molokai

1st women maui2 Molokai

1stand 4th poi bowl

1st women poi bowl

4th and 8th unlimited Molokai 2 Oahu

3rd women Molokai 2 Oahu. 1st and 3rd women Molokai 2 Oahu

helps when you have legends paddling your boards!!!

age
39
biography
James Casey
style
SUP Surf, Foil Surfing, SUP Racing, Surfing, Kitesurfing
biggest wave
Overall SUP Race and Surf World Champion
favorite board
awards

2016 RESULTS

Overall SUP Race and Surf World Champion

http://watermanleague.com/james-casey-finishes-on-the-top-of-the-overall-leaderboard-for-surfing-racing-as-a-new-world-title-will-be-introduced-in-2017 

Runner Up Stand Up World Tour

1st Saucy Jack Classic

1st Paddle Imua

1st Da Hui Race

1st Tottori Marathon

2nd Sunset Beach Pro

4th Molokai 2 Ohau

5th Olukai

11th on the SUPRACER World Rankings 

10th on the World Series Rankings 

12th ISA World Championships Distance

7th King Of The Cut

1st Sydney International Paddle Board Race

age
26 (20/09/1991)
biography
Andre Derizans
style
Surfer and Longboarder
biggest wave
Open Mens Champ
favorite board
awards

WSL
Currently ranked 2017 5th WSL Longboard Pro Hawaii/Tahiti Region 

2017 USA Surfing Championships 
2nd Place 40+ 7th Place 18+ 

HSA - Hawaii Surfing Association 
2017 STATES CHAMPIONSHIP 
2nd Place Legends 3rd Place Open

2016 STATES CHAMPIONSHIP 
2nd Place Open 5th Place Legends

Other
10th Place 2016 PANAMERICAN OPEN - PERU

age
42
biography
Jacy Shimahara
style
SUP surfing, Longboarding, Shortboarding, fun in the ocean
favorite board
awards

2014 Coolest SUNOVA guy Free-ride award

2015 Coolest SUNOVA guy Free-ride award

2016 Coolest SUNOVA guy Free-ride award

age
24
Justin Redman
style
Longboarding
biggest wave
360 airs on longboards
awards

World ranking 13th 2015
World ranking 25th 2014
World ranking 25th 2012
2nd Taiwan Open of Surfing LQS 2014
2nd Whale Bone Classic LQS 2014
3rd Avalon Cup LQS 2014
2014 Australasian Champion
4th Australian longboard Surfing Open LQS
3 rd Austalian Longboard Tittles Open Division 2014
1st Australian Longboard Tittles over 35s 2014
1st over 35s Australian Longboard Tittles 2015
W.A state Log Champion 2016
W.A longboard Champion 2015 & 2014

11 times Yallingup Malibu Classic Winner including 2016, 2015, 2014

age
39 (29/06/1977)
Tiago Silva
style
SUP surfing, SUP racing coaching
biggest wave
free style
favorite board
biography
Noic Garioud
style
SUP Racer
biggest wave
Downwind racing
favorite board
awards

2015: 
- In constant progress on all the various local competitions in the category Open
- Champion of NC 

2016: 
- Champion NC
- Bluescope Race (Long distance 22km Lighthouse(Headlight) Amédée / Anse-Vata): 4th open
- Championship of Long France outstrips Open: 12th in the scrach and 4th within 18 years
- Champion of France less than 15 years in Technical race
- Champion of France less than 15 years in Long Distance
- Challenge Contrex ANG in 12 ' 6 Open: 3ieme
- King of the Cut ( Australia) 15th  in the scratch and 1st in Open less than 40 years 

2017:
-Twelve Towers 5th in open front a lot of PRO riders
- Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle festival 6th double downwind
- Won many local races

age
15
Kelly Margetts
style
SUP Raceing
favorite board
awards

Kelly Margetts lives in the ocean. The famously laid-back Aussie has spent most of his life on the sun-drenched surf mecca of Queensland's Gold Coast, where he works as a professional lifeguard and where he began stand up paddling over a decade ago (before the sport even existed in Australia).

After pioneering the sport at home, Kelly hit the international stage in 2010 by finishing top 10 at the uber-prestigious Battle of the Paddle in California. Over the next five years, the 'Bronzed Aussie' continued to be a fixture at the biggest races in the world, regularly beating guys half his age thanks to a superior knowledge of the ocean and dedication to training.

Kelly's race highlights include a 4th place at the 2013 BOP Elite Race, one of the biggest races of all time, as well as an epic victory at the Gorge Paddle Challenge in 2015 where he out-paddled the likes of Danny Ching, Travis Grant, Connor Baxter and Kai Lenny.

Kelly follows a serious training regimen and helps coach the next generation of stars at home on the Gold Coast, while his gifted mind for racing strategy and a keen knowledge of the surf has allowed him to stay on top of the sport despite having already celebrated his 44th birthday.

The humble Aussie is currently ranked top 20 in the world on the SUP Racer World Rankings, and loves nothing more than to pass his knowledge and stoke for the sport on to others. He doesn't mind a beer or two, either...

age
42
biography
Anthony Carroll
style
TV-STAR, Surfer
biggest wave
Bondi Rescue team
favorite board
awards

WSL
Currently ranked 2017 5th WSL Longboard Pro Hawaii/Tahiti Region 

2017 USA Surfing Championships 
2nd Place 40+ 7th Place 18+ 

HSA - Hawaii Surfing Association 
2017 STATES CHAMPIONSHIP 
2nd Place Legends 3rd Place Open

2016 STATES CHAMPIONSHIP 
2nd Place Open 5th Place Legends

Other
10th Place 2016 PANAMERICAN OPEN - PERU

age
42
biography

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