Dolphin Surf Craft was established in 1992 by John Holmes. John was later joined by his brother in law Norm Lewis and the pair operated the business from a small factory in Burleigh Heads. Their idea was to operate it as a lifestyle business so they could both go surfing when it was good! What started as a hobby for John and Norm after their retirement has now blossomed into a successful company exporting throughout the world.
Dolphin Surf Craft is still operating from the same premises of its' humble beginnings, however it has expanded immensely. The current partnership consists of former ironman champion Zane Holmes (Johns' son), former ironwoman champion Kristyl Smith and master shaper/designer Simon Hunnybun who has 30 years experience in the surf craft industry.
Dolphin is one of the largest manufacturers in Australia producing custom handmade craft for the elite of Surf Life Saving and has a well earned reputation of quality and service. Our current export markets include New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, UK & the USA.
With the experience we have from our management right through to our production team, we are in a position to offer the best quality product and service available on the market.
All of our boards and skis are designed using cutting edge 3D design technology. To ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry, we have invested in a brand new state of the art CNC shaping machine which will be installed late 2017. This will ensure complete control over our designs and enable us to develop new shapes with absolute accuracy.