Equipment and Clothing
It is often said that things happen for a reason. In 1996, 15-year old Australian Hayden Cox snapped his favourite surfboard. With funds low, he couldn't really afford to replace it with a brand new one, so he decided to make a new board himself. In that moment, the Haydenshapes brand was born. That year, Cox spent the entire summer school holiday learning how to shape boards by undertaking work experience at a board factory in Sydney's Northern Beaches. The rest, as the saying goes, is history…
To say that Haydenshapes has come a long way in a relatively short space of time would be an understatement. The brand is now sold in more than 70 countries around the world and is renowned for the innovative techniques used to produce the boards. Indeed, Hayden Cox is the pioneer behind FutureFlex Technology, a process which utilises high-density EPS foam and parabolic carbon fibre frames in the manufacture of Haydenshapes boards. Enough of the technical jargon though - the important thing you need to know is that FutureFlex ensures each Haydenshapes board benefits from the ultimate in speed and drive. Many of the world's most elite surfers have ridden Haydenshapes boards, including Craig Anderson, Beau Foster and Marti Paradisis.
The versatile, high-performance Hypto Krypto is one of Haydenshapes best-selling models and is one of the world's most in-demand boards. Suitable for most skill levels, from everyday surfers to elite riders, the Hypto Crypto has been the subject of much acclaim within the surfing industry. In 2014, it was named the Surfboard of the Year at the annual Australian Surf Industry Awards.
The instantly recognisable black carbon rails which feature on all Haydenshapes boards have become a symbol of quality, craftsmanship and innovative design. The 15-year old boy who snapped his board in 1996 has more than achieved his dream.