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Nettleton Surfboards is a low volume high quality premium surfboard manufacturer based in Byron Bay Australia. The company owner Sean Nettleton is originally from the surf capital of Australia, Torquay and has been hands on with traditionally built surfboards coming up on nearly 20 years. Starting at South Coast Surfboards as an 18 year old where over 10 years Sean worked to became extremely talented in all processes of glassing. For a couple of years Sean even picked up the licence for Hobie surfboards and worked closely with shaper Doug Rogers on building the boards.

When Sean left South Coast Surfboards he worked for most of the well known surf labels on the surf coast, sub contracting for such labels as Strapper, Gash, Maurice Cole, Corey and Wayne Lynch.

Sean got the most out of working with his good mate and Mentor Dave Boyd of Imperial Surfboards. Where Dave would educate him about board design and shaping. Even though Sean had shaped a board here and there over the last few years it wasn’t until working with Dave that he started to feel the need to shape.


It was then Sean started his own label doing the odd board for himself and friends while working for other people.

When Sean took a trip to Byron Bay extremely enjoying the climate and the possibility of more work, he put his feelers out and landed some work with Mc Tavish and Northcoast Surfboards (Vouch / Hawaiin Pro Designs) doing tint and pigment lamination. Still shaping the odd board here and there the boards started to gain momentum until Sean was able to solely make a living from building his boards.

Nettleton surfboards is now regarded as high quality premium surfboards and highly sought after.


Sean has been riding alternative surf craft since the mid to late 90’s with his main love being single fin  longboards, sparked by watching Thomas Campbell’s movie sprout. Over that 20 years he has experimented and ridden a wide variety of designs. So it’s no surprise that his boards work so well, with so many years spent testing and tweaking his designs. When you buy a Nettleton Surfboard not only is the quality second to none but they also surf insane.

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