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Arrow Surf History


"Our mission at Pearson Arrow Surfboards is to continue a tradition of quality surf products, while always exploring new advancements in the technology, surf ware and surfboard creation."

- Bob Pearson

Created in 1969 by Bob Pearson, Arrow was founded with the end customer in mind. Initially created to battle the mediocrity and lack of professionalism in the surf industry, Arrow strives to take customer service to an unseen high. Nowhere else in the surfing industry can an everyday Joe find a shaper, factory, and product geared so specifically towards his or her lifestyle. In surfboard creation, we at Arrow pride ourselves on our ability to duplicate and reproduce a surfer's every intention in a surfboard.

Arrow has been in business for over 30 years and sells both domestically and internationally. Arrow utilizes the highest quality materials available and over 20 expert and specialized craftsmen and personnel to produce the finest of hand-crafted surfboards. Arrows designs come from years of shaping and design experience. Through extensive research and development, the designers, in coordination with the team riders, keep Arrow on the technical and leading edge of design innovation and improved performance. Currently, Arrow has several of the top rated international professional surfers riding its surfboards.

Today Arrow surfboards is recognized as one of the most popular surfboard brand names in the world. Bob has moved into a new 5000 sq. ft factory to handle the ever increasing international demand for Arrow boards while servicing existing customers in Europe, Australia, Asia and the United States. The factory produces boards of all shapes sizes and styles from short boards, long boards, eggs, guns, paddleboards, tandem boards and tow-in boards. The various designs come from years of surfing experience, feedback from one of the biggest surf teams in the world and extensive research an development. Over the past 30 years Bob has built boards for many of the top rated surfers in the world. Names like Tom Curren, Cheyne Horan, Bryce Ellis, Tony ray, Glen Winton, Flea, Barney, Jay Moriarty, Cj Nelson, Josh Mohr, Kevin Reed, - and the list goes on.

The Arrow Factory also has a new state of the art computer Milling machine that utilizes leading technology software and hardware to produce exact copies of models and to meet the ever growing demand for the finest boards in the world.

Thank you for taking the time to explore the world of Pearson Arrow Surfboards and hopefully, if you haven't already, you will get a chance to try one of our boards soon and see for yourself why we are so popular.​


-Bob Pearson

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