In The Beginning

Long before this product existed, I was developing my craft by surfing my way through the 70’s. The Goofboard wasn’t a thought until I took a corporate job and couldn’t seem to find time to get in the water. It was here when I began conjuring up the idea... “A surf trainer for the unwanted dry spells.”

As other brands entered the marketplace in the 90’s they introduced, “the surf trainer” but when tested, I felt little resemblance to surfing. It was here I realized what I needed to do in order to create a true simulated surfing experience.

I cut up a scrap piece of plywood, modeled after a longboard I loved and tried riding it on a pipe parallel to the plank. I began chasing that feeling. I was determined to create a riding experience as close to the real thing as possible. Through years and research and development we’ve evolved the Goofboard into the current product... The truest Rail-to-Rail riding experience is available for you to enhance your surfing, balance and strength.

Goofboard launched in 2009. Developed and designed with the surfer in mind, we create a simulation surf trainer that has evolved over the years into the newly rebranded product line that you see today.

Thanks for supporting our business while simply goofing off!

-Armin Brown, GoofBoard Inventor

Evolution from prototype to first generation of GoofBoard. 


Short video of 2008 prototype. 

Why GoofBoard?

Made in the USA
Made with Recyclable materials
Made by a Surfer for the Surfer

Balance boards have been around since the 1960s, and most use a rocking motion with the roller perpendicular to the length of the board. The GoofBoard is unique by offering rail-to-rail riding using a longer roller parallel to the length of the board – a motion truer to the surfing experience. Our Classic model pioneered rail-to-rail balance board riding, with room to walk and get creative.