Who We Are
Kenny Briel & Shawn O'Donnell
The Savage brand has stood the test of time with over 40 years in the board building industry
"The Savage Surfboard goal in 1982 was and is still today to provide a product that is totally enjoyable and functional to all customers from novice to advanced professionals whether it's a stock board or custom order." Kenny Briel ~ Savage Surfboards
Kenny Briel began building boards professionally in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Kenny relocated to North Florida at Atlantic Beach and started the Savage Surfboard label.
Savage Surfboards relocated to NC and back came home to where Kenny was born.
Shawn O’Donnell joined Savage Surfboards and became a business partner.
As a premiere Mid Atlantic wholesale manufacturer we are determined to accelerate back into operating as one of the top manufacturers in the county thus helping the US to reclaim its top spot as a manufacturer of Surfboards and Paddleboards. We want to put the US back on top in the board manufacturing industry.
Are you a craftsman? Savage Surfboards would like to meet you.
My task as a master board builder today is to make room for the new guard coming up in shaping. Passing along an honorable trade to our youth is a joy and my obligation. Without our youth and their passion in this industry, it will simply disappear. ~ Kenny Briel
- Experienced in shaping
- Experienced in CNC operation
- Experienced in cutting, sanding, or glassing
- Have a passion for surfing and board building
- Enjoying what you do is important
- Want to be part of a growing company in a great industry
SAVAGE SURFING PRODUCTS, Wilmington North Carolina
Learning how to surf was quite possibly the most adventurous and rewarding thing I've done in my life. My Savage Longboard was shaped so that my first experiences on it would be great ones and wow have they ever been great! Bethy B. Thanks Shawn, Love you guys!Bethy B. Educator / Surfer
Small waves have been kind of a problem since I've become shall we say "Wiser" lol. At 52 I love surfing more than ever and really appreciate the more forgiving designs that Savage had for me to choose from. The Big Rat is one of my go-to boards and a savior lol! Great additionLee Brinn Web Designer/Video Producer/Surfer