What's up with those apples
A shed on an apple tree farm
Founded as a full time business in 2016 by brother team Wieger and Jorrit Buurma. After experimenting as amateurs for 10 years, producing boards in the parental back garden shed on an appletree farm, a major break through in production and materials sparked the idea that a full time future as board builders would be possible. With Jorrits background in product and material engineering and Wiegers drive to find out how things are made and passion for artisan hand work, Appletree surfboards was founded and soon the Appletree kitesurf and surfboards were literally flying out the door.
Born in Holland, handmade in Portugal
The shed on the apple farm was soon exchanged for a factory in Rijswijk, Holland. In two and a half years the factory expanded to the maximum size possible and with growing interest in the product, a new facility had to be found or built. That is why Appletree moved to Portugal in 2019. With an additional advantage that the boards can be tested in better conditions. Jorrit manages the production facility over there and Wieger is in charge of sales and marketing from the HQ in Holland.
The perfect shape continues…
All Appletree boards are produced using a revolutionary production method that is completely unique in the surfing and kitesurfing world. The unique foam is machined into well designed shapes on CNC machines that are fully designed and built in house. The boards are one by one hand finished by the best craftsmen in Portugal to ensure the perfect shape. After shaping, the boards are wrapped in carefully engineered layers of glass fiber and/or carbon fiber and vacuum injected to fuse everything together into one solid board. There is a great urge to further develop the technology and to come up with new ideas. Appletree is proud to deliver you the best gear wherever you want!