The brainchild of surf industry principal and renaissance-man Paul Naudé, Vissla set up shop in 2013 as an antithesis to corporatized surfing. Their founding tenets and commitments are those bound up in the pursuit’s roots and live at its very core: DIY craftsmanship, forward-thinking creation, and a “ride anything, anytime” ethos. From shapers to carpenters, artists to photographers, high-performance punters to traditional cross-steppers, they’ve since built and continue to guide a stable as diverse, fully-formed, and authentic as can be found anywhere in surfing today.

Those beliefs are ones we at The Surfer’s Journal appreciate, and find equally familiar in our own work. As such, we welcome Vissla to the fold.