Natural Curve Co

Natural Curve History

Natural Curve Surfboards was brought into being in the early 70’s by shaper Errol (Tickbird) Hickman and board builder Michael (Ginz) Ginsberg, in collaboration with John (Wowee) Plater.

By 1975 the shaper/glasser duo had established themselves in the South African surfboard industry, operating out of their Palmer Street factory in Durban, SA.

With both Hickman and Ginsberg travelling abroad more often, Natural Curve was eventually put on ice and lay dormant for more than 25 years.  In 2007 having been original members of the Natural Curve surf team and
Natural Curve Skateboard teams respectively, Hugh Thompson and Gary Smith officially registered the label and today with two dedicated surfer/craftsmen at the helm, Natural Curve Surfboards have once again become the benchmark of quality in South Africa.

The Natural Curve surfboard factory and retail surf shop is situated at 85 Morrison Street, Durban.

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31 St. Croix Street, Jeffrey’s Bay, 6330
Phone: 083 3600 003