Original balance boards since 2008, built by hand in Donegal
surfing and boardsports
Boardsports have been part of our lives since we were able to stand on a board,
from skating to surfing to wakeboarding and SUP’ing. The one thing that was needed to master all of these was balance! I made my 1st balance trainer from scrap material I found in our workshop in Donegal. It was a heavy, ugly thing that broke within a week, but it showed me the importance of balance training. Fast forward several design iterations and the HuKu board was born. Strong, fast, beautiful, and most certainly not scrap! Slowly I began selling these boards to my friends, and to local surf shops as well as local physios. Soon I realized this could be more than a hobby and here we are...
strength and balance
Many years have passed by since that 1st balance board, and as I have gotten older, I found new challenges and ways to stay healthy, first pilates and then yoga. The more I learned about yoga, the more I realized the benefits of balance training and developing a strong core. An office job showed me the importance of posture and movement. This is when I learned about the yoga wheel and how it can also help all of us live a healthier life. The other thing I notices was that all the wheels I found online were made from plastic, so again, I decided to make my own and after many iterations landed on our final design.
made with care
HuKu believe that if a product can be made from a renewable and sustainable
material, then it should. Yes plastic is cheap, but is it worth it? We certainly don’t
think so. The texture, the strength and the beauty of wood will always win over
plastic in our hearts! So every product we design and make will have a material that comes from nature and can return to nature.
crafted in donegal
HuKu is made up of talented designers, carpenters, and cabinet makers. Each of us has worked on projects that require very high standards of workmanship throughout the years. In our minds, our boards are no different than an expensive piece of furniture, so we make them to the same standards.