Aloha Viking Surf friends, customers and distributers!

Posted on December 30, 2011

We are now launching our new website www.vikingsurfboards.com. Its mission is to inform about our products as well as our team riders and trips.

Viking continues to be a traveling and exploring brand.  We are always moving along looking for great waves and new markets.

This year, we ventured into El Salvador and placed a small base there with Rep Salim Argueta and a new team rider Amado de Jesus “Conchalio”.

We have also sealed a surfboard fabrication agreement in Hawaii/Oahu’s North Shore where Paulo Mendonca from M Surfboards is producing Viking Boards for team riders and custom orders.

Viking has also closed an agreement with South Florida shape expert Michael Kennelly who is now the Head Shaper for the Brand in Continental USA.

In Brazil, production has resumed under an agreement with Shaper Beto Loureiro, now exclusive lincenced Viking Surfboards in Brazil.

Viking Surfboards was also present again in the Surfer Magazine “2011 Surfboard Buyers Guide “featuring our complete “CATBOTTOM” design collection by Christian Wolthers. The boards are a great success!

Our team rider in Hawaii, Alessandro Costa, was featured on our Surfer Magazine whole page add in the last May-June “Big Issue.” Alessandro was also shown on a Center double page surfing the same massive Banzai Pipeline wave on the Brazilian “Hard Core” Surf Magazine which was an epic photo by photographer “Bidu”.

More Great news from our team riders in Guatemala where Christian Machete Mendez made his third consecutive National title on open Category. Virginia Bartolome’ finished on the top of the women National rank followed by Cindy Lone in second!

Mauricio Kuhne our team manager spent a good part of the year in Hawaii where he hosted the Viking Surf team at The Islands last November.

Christian Wolthers hosted and guided our US board builders team, Bobby “Z” and shaper Mike Kennelly through Guatemala and El Salvador in late November.

This was a fantastic Surfari where the whole local crew of reps and team riders could mend with the ones that produce their boards.

Viking also sponsored our Brazilian free surf team rider Thiago Testinha on a three month trip to Indonesia. Thousands of pictures came back with him and a short film will be released through our site now in January.

For 2012 new trips are on the works and many clips and reports are scheduled to air.

A new limited edition of trunks and T shirts will be released in April and new shapes by Mike Kennelly and CBW will be in stock.

Viking will also release Keahana kit boards to most team riders in USA and abroad. These are stronger and perform better under pressure.

Mauricio Kuhne has designed a new Surf SUP which is now in stores. Our newest Boards and SUP’s can be found at Liquid Addiction in South Florida, located at Sunrise Blvd and A1A, Broward County.

New stickers are also on the way and will be featured on the website.

Meanwhile, a great Mahalo for your friendship and support during 2011 and ALOHA into 2012!

Christian Wolthers

President Viking Surfboards Inc. international.

by Christian B. Wolthers
Assisted by Michelle Nicholson