The Designers Behind Beats Are Making Surfboards, Too

Buying a good surfboard is such an investment that you should also be able to hang it on your wall as art. Not a problem with these boards designed by Ammunition—the firm launched by Robert Brunner, ex-Apple industrial designer and the founding designer of Beats—in collaboration with Jason Tilley, a surfboard builder from Oregon.

Made for the travel brand Octovo, the series features five individual board shapes, each made from Port Orford cedar sourced locally near Tilley's workshop, making the boards look more like a finely grained dining room table. His shaping method is unique as he combines these custom-milled wooden skins with hand-shaped foam.

The Designers Behind Beats Are Making Surfboards, Too

The Designers Behind Beats Are Making Surfboards, Too

The Designers Behind Beats Are Making Surfboards, Too

Working with Tilley, Ammunition oversaw many of the details that helps these boards to transcend the typical foam plank. They created the paint and graphic schemes for each board, and designed and fabricated custom leash cups made from bronze and titanium. Given Brunner's track record at Apple and with his work on projects for companies like Fuego and Beats, you know these little details will put the boards over the top.

The Designers Behind Beats Are Making Surfboards, Too

The Designers Behind Beats Are Making Surfboards, Too

To make sure that you're transporting your Octovo Tilley boards safely, Ammunition also designed custom board bags. They're made from Sunbrella—the same weather-resistant fabric found on patio umbrellas—for durability, shock-resistance, and, of course, good looks. The limited-edition boards are $3000. [Octovo]

The Designers Behind Beats Are Making Surfboards, Too