Custom X has been breathing, bleeding, and living bodyboarding for 25 years. We take pride in what we build.
Our production is headed by top designer PMA .
With his tight quality standards we make sure all product is made with the best quality materials. Our designs always keep up with the ever changing bodyboarding world.
- NEW :
Custom X has revamped our line for 2013 by adding in a new numbering system for all board names. Some of your old favorites are still here as well as some new models.
We have made it easier to identify each model.
We have also redesigned templates as mentioned above to meet with the ever changing high performance riding of today.
In addition, we offer multiple options on cores and stringers, making every flex available to you. We start with Pe core, the standard of many years for riders who prefer
a little flex. In our Polypro range, we offer the more flexible P2 core which is best for colder waters and we offer the new Expanded Beaded Polypro.
For maximum stiffness we now carry two grades of Arcel, 2.0 and 2.3. Arcel 2.3 is the stiffest foam on the market.
We also have available 1-3 stringer formats.
All boards are offered with the highest grade material and made by experienced shapers at our factory in Oceanside, California, USA.
- The Beginnings -
Debbie Colwell, owner, originally got her feet wet in the bodyboarding industry with Tom Morey at Morey Boogie in 1976. Years later she moved on to manage Scott Hawaii, where, in addition to her responsibilities, she shaped custom boards on the side. The once side project, known as Custom X, then progressed into retail stores as customers began requesting the brand. With the help of Dave Dale, Mike “X-Man” Fleming, Dave Cunniff, and Ron Norick production flew into full swing and the adventure began.
Through the years, many of the industry’s best shapers and professional athletes have passed through the doors of Custom X. Shapers like Mike “X-Man” Fleming, Jimmy Linville, Kevin Wood, and Pete Anaya, who currently runs factory production, harnessed and perfected their craft with the company. In addition, team athletes like Fred Booth, Robbie Crawford, Jordan Hetrick, Babby Quinones, JJ Ayala, Brandon Foster, Dave Hubbard, just to name a handful,
developed professional bodyboarding careers with Custom X.
Just as in the beginning, Custom X continues to take pride in providing its customers the highest quality bodyboarding products in the industry.
Today’s team of professional athletes likewise continues pushing the limits, both in and out of the water, for the company more than ever.
With that much said, the legacy of Custom X presses fervently into the future of bodyboarding.