Savage Legacy

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

our history

1972 -

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.

2013 -

Shawn O’Donnell joined Savage Surfboards and became a business partner.

2017 -

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

meet our team

  • Kenny Briel

    In 1972, Kenny Briel started building surfboards out of his parents'…

  • Shawn O’Donnell

    Shawn O'Donnell began shaping for Savage Surfboards in 2013. His old…

our advantages

Our surfing community says it all. "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. Love you guys!"

Savage Surfboards is a wholesale manufacturer distributor. Our boards are handcrafted in the United States and throughout across the country. Only the best materials in the industry are selected by Savage Surfboards to create the most uniquely adaptive shapes for all surfing styles and wave types. Savage Surfing Products has represented quality and performance since 1982.
An original American Surfboard & Paddleboard company since 1982. We’re proud to distribute surfboards and industry related products locally and across the USA. Shaping the surfing industry with over 75 years of combined craftsmanship. We're stoked to provide surfers with the most innovative and classic designs of the highest quality.