Different designs available - Riley logo small on front and the 3 boards on the back with the 20 year anniversary of Riley.
others designs available is in different sizes (email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability of size and design. -
-Riley logo small on front and large on back
-Riley logo small on front and FJ Holden ute on back
- Riley Balsa scribble wording
- Balsa leaf
- Old vintage car
Gildan Cotton T-shirt
Choice of colors: white - others available on request
100% preshrunk, open-ended carded cotton
Classic loose fit for all-day comfort
Shoulder-to-shoulder tape and seamless collar
Double-needle neck sleeve and bottom hem
Riley Balsawood Surfboards was founded in 1996 by Mark Riley. Mark had returned from an extensive trip through Central and South America where he had been looking for a stronger and lighter material for surfboards when he stumbled upon balsa wood. He returned to Sydney with enough balsa for two surfboards and started shaping a 6’8’’ foam core and a solid 9’0’’. After the first trial session Mark was convinced to have found a true alternative to polyurethane. The boards felt great in the water, were light but strong, durable and attracted much attention. Without loosing much time Mark ordered his first container of balsa from Ecuador and started shaping balsa boards full-time.
Nowadays Mark is still the director of Riley Classic Balsa Boards and he is involved in the whole operation of selecting the balsa wood, grading, cutting, laminating, shaping and finishing all orders. As Ecuadorian balsa is renowned for its superb quality we still import containers on a regular basis. However, we have started growing our own balsa trees in Australia to lower our impact on the environment.