Semente Surfboards is celebrating its 35th anniversary. It’s a remarkable longevity of a surfboard brand being one of the few in the world that can claim that have been able to overcome the industry challenges becoming a role model.
It was in 1982 that the two partners and founders, Miguel Katzenstein and Nick Uricchio, decided to create in Ericeira a new surfboard brand. Semente (means seed in Portuguese) was the chosen name, something that was intended to be planted, would grow and bear fruits in the future. And that dream became reality.
The early days weren’t easy. Ericeira had just a few surfers back then and the roads were bad. But hard work and perseverance spoke louder. Together, choosing always the best surfboard materials and looking for the latest board design, Semente Surfboards has been and keeps being the choice of many Portuguese and international surfers, from free surfers to competitors. The boards constant evolution has kept the brand at the forefront and has allowed it to build a bridge from generation to generation.
Celebrating this historic date, the two partners are grateful for the customers trust and also for the surfers’ support who help to build this success.
“It has been a long road to achieve success in which we have overcome many challenges with our strength and determination focusing on board quality and customer satisfaction,” Miguel Katzenstein said. “We thank all our clients, friends and most of all our team who over the years have helped us to be who we are. We hope our clients continue to believe in us. Thank you”.
“As head shaper and co-founder of Semente Surfboards I would like to thank everyone involved in the last 35 years of our growth as a surfboard label,” Nick Uricchio said. “No label can stand or grow alone. Without a solid work crew, good clients and talented surfers that believe in us we would never have come this far. All of them motivated us to be better and better. It has been a pleasure working with all of you, and I am looking forward to the years to come. Keep surfing.”