Innovation in the surf sector of Donostia-San Sebastian has always existed and always been a characteristic feature of the city; most definitely a consequence of the dedication of the country and its enterprises. The Basque Country has an excellent system of technological centres with a long trajectory and much experience with industry in general.
Surf companies such as Pukas, Wave Garden, Ocean and Tempolios have developed excellent products and services with a high technological value in the last few years.
In San Sebastian work is specifically done to stimulate innovation in the surf sector and in that of its entrepreneurs, proposing actions such as annual seminars on Surf and Innovation, where relevant people in the world of industry and surf inspire and share knowledge, or the Surf Board Innovation Contest set up in cooperation with companies and universities.
Specialist engineering and research companies:
- Instant sport engineers / artificial waves
- Tempolios engineers / Parabolic surf board, interactive chip
- Tecnalia / Research centre
- Azti / Marine research centre
- Tourgune / Tourist research centre
Innovation in surf products
- Tempolios / Parabolic surfboard
- Tecnalia & Pukas surfboards / Technological surf board
- Ocean glasses / Sunglasses for aquatic sports
- Wave Garden / Artificial waves
- Publiflot / Floating publicity
- Surf board innovation contest