I started Samana Surfboards in 2013 in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, two hours away from the closest beach. During my quest for a way to stay connected to surfing and find a quality, custom made surfboard, my quest took an unexpected turn. That journey lead to researching the roots of surfing and I decided to try shaping. From the time I first touched the foam I had an instant love for the art and craftsmanship of surfboard making. Being landlocked and two hours from any beach, the resources for hands on training was not an available option. Determined, I researched the hell out of shaping and glassing, asked willing professionals as many questions as they would answer and just dove in. With love and devotion, this has become Samana Surfboards. We welcome you to discover the shape of your soul!
Samana, a Sanskrit word, it is one of five vayus, or directions in which energy flows within each one of us. Known as the breath of balance, samana vayu is a concentrating, consolidating force that draws energy inward to one's core, and then processes it to empower all aspects of life, including digestion, vitality, and balance. In the energetic body, it is associated with the transformative power of the fire element.
So, simply put, samana = transformation, from the inside out.