Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015

West Palm Beach, FLA –The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) announced that it has assisted Surfis Inc., a manufacturer of standup paddleboards, in moving its headquarters to Palm Beach County from Wisconsin. 

The company will occupy a 7,500 square foot warehouse and showroom space at 1914 Corporate Drive in Boynton Beach, where it intends to hire 12 new employees within its first year of operation.

The BDB assisted the company by providing real estate information, conducting site tours, offering employee recruitment assistance through CareerSource Palm Beach County, and establishing connections with industry leaders and government officials. Christopher Thomson with Cushman & Wakefield brokered the transaction.

Marco Caporaso, President and Co-Founder of Surfis, said, “We are thrilled with the warm welcome we have received from the county and city. Boynton Beach, and the surrounding area, is a vibrant and thriving community that appeals not only to us, but to our target market, and we are excited to have found a home here.”

“Surfis is an innovative company that manufactures and develops new technology for outdoor gear and sporting goods, including Whaleback Paddleboards.  With plenty of waterfront access and with a population that loves water activities, Palm Beach County is the perfect location for this growing company.” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. 

"The City of Boynton Beach is extremely excited to welcome Surfis to our waterfront community. As a manufacturer of stand-up paddleboards, Surfis will augment the water activities that are currently offered along our Intracoastal Waterway and beach front. The demographics that utilize Surfis outdoor gear and sporting goods align well with our target markets," said Lori LaVerriere, City Manager, Boynton Beach.

About Surfis Inc.:  Surfis is a unique group of chemists and designers who consult on and develop composite resins for a broad range of industries. Founded in 2013, Surfis has expanded its unique set of specialties in order to launch lifestyle products and brands, such as WHALEBACK® Paddleboards. WHALEBACK is an innovative brand of standup paddleboards, developed using state of the art materials and cutting edge SURFIS technologies. WHALEBACK boards are designed and manufactured exclusively in the United States. Additional information can be found at: and

About the BDB: The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida.  Founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit corporation, our primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade. During the past five years, the BDB has assisted companies that have created more than 12,600 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $67,000 , resulting in more than $693 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County and an economic impact that exceeds $5.87 billion. Additional information can be found at the BDB’s web site,


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