After years of building other brands, it was time to build our own. Album Surf was born from a passion of surfing, and the creativity and craftsmanship that make it possible.

album surfboards logo icon


As Album Agency took off in 2002, co-founder Matt Parker was already a year-deep into a newfound hobby — surfboard shaping. It was a rewarding creative outlet and a functional way to have just the right boards for southern OC waves. It didn’t take long for others to take notice. The custom board orders started trickling in. And before long, they were flowing.

shaper Matt Parker of Album Surfboards


We had something: The intangible that makes brand-building effective and fun. So we began applying and validating our own agency processes. And when surfing is your passion, it’s hard to call it work.

Album front window reflecting Miramar Theater
album surfboards production facility
Nate Harris barrel at Thunders on an Album surfboard
album surfboards hats
Album surfboards retail shop with custom sliding doors
Album brand shirt and hat
album apparel merchandising in San Clemente
Album Surfboards van at San Clemente headquarters


Beautiful boards and an authentic grassroots approach has led to a growing customer base from around the world.  Our flagship showroom in San Clemente attracts visitors from near and far and we ship custom surfboards to Japan, Italy, Tahiti, Vietnam and many more exotic places. And we’re just getting started.

shaper Matt Parker doing cutback at Upper Trestles
Album apparel models with hats and tshirts
Album Surf delivery van