Since 2012, Wave Chaser Founder & Managing Director Nigel McBride, has collaborated with a diverse group of industry professionals to develop a unique range of surf, paddle & sail watercraft. Wave Chaser has become a venture that combines Nigel's surfing lifestyle pursuit with a unique corporate and military service career.
"Thankfully, a host of qualified industry professionals were willing to provide crucial R&D support during our early product development phase. Particularly renowned surfboard shaper Sam Tehan at Force 9 Surfboards, who's been an invaluable co-designer from the beginning." Nigel McBride
Today, Wave Chaser has evolved to facilitate the evolutionary design, development, and delivery of high performance Stand Up Paddle Boards, Sailing SUP Catamarans, SUP Surfboards, Surf Foil Boards, SUP Surf & Downwind Foils, Water Wear, Equipment & Accessories.
Our products and services are geared for enhanced user experience and we are driven by our oath…“Go Faster, Go Further”
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Meet the Wave Chaser Team.
The watercraft that started the vision and became the brand began as a hobby.
After years of extensive prototype testing, our Wave Chaser development team has achieved its design and performance objectives and more.
The hulls can be ridden individually as Touring or Downwind Stand Up Paddleboards and with purposefully designed modular parts, the craft transforms into a high-performance catamaran.
When sailed as a twin rig catamaran the crew are close to the water providing a unique adrenaline rush that only a Wave Chaser SUP Cat delivers.
Experienced crews can revel in higher winds where the Wave Chaser SUP Cat is designed to achieve speeds above 20 knots!
Made almost entirely from carbon fiber, our SUP Cat is lightweight, transportable on car roof racks, and can be sailed by sailing enthusiasts at any level.
Wave Chaser SUP Surfboards
Wave Chaser Paddleboards are digitally designed, precision machine shaped, then hand sanded, constructed and finished by quality craftspeople in EPA approved factories.
Our start point for the design of Wave Chaser S Series Paddleboards is stability. From there we’ve built in the characteristics of today’s performance surfboards. The smooth, “Hypto” style outline shape finishes in a wider tail area for a more buoyant, stable paddling and takeoff experience. Width, rail height, and waterline length provide a combination of good glide and stability. The convex nose, soft rails and balanced rocker with single to double concave, provide for a more enjoyable all round surf experience with drive and speed in plentiful supply.
Why do we use Polystyrene Foam (EPS), Epoxy Resin & Carbon Fiber?
Environment: EPS & Epoxy are more environmentally friendly than their Polyurethane Foam (PU) & Polyester Resin counterparts. EPS & Carbon Fiber are recyclable materials and both EPS and Epoxy require less energy to produce and less harmful associated chemicals are used in the manufacturing process.
Performance: Because of their size, paddleboards generally surf faster and handle better at a lighter weight with minimal flex. EPS Foam is lighter and more buoyant than PU foam and the higher tensile strength and bonding properties of Epoxy enable less material use for a stronger laminate.
Durability: Compared to Polyester, Epoxy is more resistant to moisture, wearing, cracking and peeling, and corrosion or damage from chemical or environmental degradation.
Wave Chaser Foilboards
Wave Chaser Foilboards are the result of quality and performance testing using an array of foil types from multiple brands in a range of conditions from small to shoulder height beach breaks, reef breaks and long-distance downwind.
"We've created a range of foil boards that are ultralight, strong and durable, with a shape and profile carefully sculptured for paddling, take off, stable flight and maneuverability. We've found the combination of materials used; EPS Foam, Carbon, Epoxy and Premium Fiber Glass are perfect for withstanding the unique pressures incurred during flight. " Mick Branch, Wave Chaser Test & Development Team.
The volume distribution & high deck enhance buoyancy & paddling power. The wide, kicktail, assists wave pickup, and the wedge profile provides structural support and assists pumping. The full-length bottom concave helps to keep the board straight on take-off and enhance lift.
Wave Chaser boards are all digitally designed, precision machine shaped, then hand sanded, constructed and finished by quality craftspeople in EPA approved factories using the best materials available.