Aloha, Mike Wellman here;
Just a short bio for you of my surfing past. I started surfing in Southern California at the age of 10 (1957) with my brother Tim who is 6 years older than I. I grew up in the Malibu area and shaped my first board at the age of 16 under the direction of Robbie Dick who was a year ahead of me in High School. I didn't get into the production end of surfboards until moving to Hawaii's North Shore in the 1970's. Eventually I settled on Kauai and established M. Wellman Surfboards in the late 70's.
I make everything from Hi Performance Short Boards to 11' Guns, Tow Boards, Kite Boards, Fishes, Hybrids, Fun Boards, Mini Tankers, Long Boards, Pocket Rockets, Tri Fin's, Quad Fins, Twin Fins, Twinzers, Retro Boards, plus a few models I came up with, Stubbies, Fresh Fish, Dishes, Squaters and lately we have been making alot of Stand Ups. Did I mention Sailboards? Anyway I think you got the picture. If you can make it out of Balsa, Foam, Fiberglass, Poly Resin, Epoxy we have probably made it before.
We have a retail store in Lawai, on Kauai's South Shore and a factory in Waimea on the Westside. All of our construction is in house. All of our boards are Hand Made on Kauai, by Surfers. U-Try-1