Semente Surfboards focus on quality has been their main philosophy since 1982. Their search and use of the best possible materials finds them among top international brands today.
Both Nick Uricchio and his partner Miguel Katzenstein have made endless trips to the US and Australia to stay updated on the latest trends in surf technology and design.
Being in business for 33 years is not by accident, the dedication of Nick as a shaper as well as his factory crew with years of experience have made a difference.
Semente and Nick’s evolution have been widely recognized in Portugal and abroad with Nick being elected as one of the best shapers in Europe and the world.
A great part of this recognition comes from the relationships and time put in working with professional athletes from Portugal and abroad. Great results have been achieved with boards coming out of Sementes factory door. Surfers like Vasco Ribeiro with three national titles, European and world junior title in 2014. Marlon Lipke entering in the WCT in 2009, European champion in 2012. Gony Zubizaretta with amazing results throughout his long career on the WQS. Nic Von Rupp “tube rider supreme” whos talents in solid barrels are world renowned. Next generation surfers like Tomás Fernandes present national junior champion and 3rd place world junior in 2014 and Guilherme Fonseca. Have all played a part in the success of our label.
The history and surfers involved runs deep, Paulo Inocentes, Bruno Charneca “Bubas”, Tiago Oliveira, João Alexandre “Dapin”, Tommy, Marcos Anastaácio, José Gregório, Ruben Gonzalez, Paulo do Bairro, Jó Bento, António Gama, Miguel Fortes and the greatest of all time who started his career and surfed for us during 10 years, Tiago Pires. All surfers who left their mark in the surfing world riding Semente surfboards.
There has also been a steady flow of professional surfers from around the world that have consistently ordered surfboards when passing through Portugal trusting our quality and shaping designs. The feedback from all these surfers throughout the years has kept Semente at the forefront of the industry.
For all customers it has always been our policy to find and meet the personal needs and specifications to construct that magic surfboard.
Semente looks to the future with the same dedication and professionalism which have made it one of the most important labels on the market.