Company

fin Badfish is the product of a landlocked surfer
building and testing boards for 7 years.Badfish sup boards were born and raised in Salida, Colorado on the Arkansas River. Two whitewater kayaking guides, instructors, and competitors, Zack and Mike, were bored with sitting down while surfing river waves. Zack believed that he could rip the river waves on the Arkansas River like he did as a kid in San Diego if only he had the right tool.

After years of brainstorming, prototyping and discovering SUP paddling, Zack and Mike created SUP boards that make stand up paddling on rivers and lakes more fun. Together, Zack and Mike diverse skills in design, engineering and construction with years of surfing and whitewater kayaking experience into revolutionary Badfish shapes.

Zack HughesHarveyclassic

R & D:
THE RIVER SURFER SERIES WERE OUR FIRST PRODUCTION READY BOARDS.  WE ARE CONSTANTLY PLAYING WITH NEW SHAPES AS THIS NEW SPORT PROGRESSES; LIKE OUR FIRST FLATWATER BOARD, THE MVP-X.

GROWTH:
IN 2010 BF MOVED FROM ZACK’S GARAGE INTO A FULLY EQUIPPED BOARD MAKING LABORATORY IN DOWNTOWN SALIDA,CO. IN 2011 BADFISH BECAME THE NEWEST SUP BRAND FOR BOARDWORKS SURF.