Make A Wish


A few months ago, Appletree Surfboards was approached by the Make A Wish foundation. This Foundation grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They had a special request for us to fulfill Presley’s dearest wish.

Strength and courage

Presley is a tough and sporty 11 year old girl. Sports give her strength and courage. Presley has had a difficult time. It started with severe stomach ache but after examinations, it turned out that Presley had a rare form of cancer. There were times when she wanted to give up, but she kept going despite everything.

Presley’s dearest wish

Presley has one dearest wish and that is to design her own surfboard. Needless to say, the Appletree family did not have to think twice about helping to fulfill that wish. Presley presented her mood board to Wieger, co-owner of Appletree, and together they came up with a beautiful, tropical design. With leaves, Hawaiian flowers and sea life.

Board art

It was a great honor for everyone at the Appletree factory in Portugal to get to work on this design. Normally we only do epoxy board art, but in this case we were more than happy to make an exception.

Wish granted

Although a lot of attention and care is put into all the boards we make, this was probably one of the most special boards we ever had the honor to make. Thank you for letting us create your dream board, Presley!