About Us

Gardner Boards

Since 1980

We work hard to provide you the best quality boards and accessories

Gardner Race Boards was founded in 1980 and for over 39 years we have been making High Performance Custom made Race Boards for competing in Surf Life Saving Australia Competitions. Gardner Race Boards has been a Family Owned and Operated Business for over 39 years with 3 Generations of Board Makers. 

Gardner Race Boards are Accredited by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) to Manufacture Nipper Race Boards, Race Mal’s, Surf Rescue Boards and Life Guard Boards. All Gardner Race Boards are made in Australia using the Highest Quality Materials. 

Made to the Strict Standards set by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). At Gardner we have a passion to make every board with a loving perfection and a keen eye for detail – quality boards at affordable prices! Gardner Race Boards are family focused and committed to making you and your family the best quality Surf Craft available. That’s our Guarantee.

Our Team

A Tradition Since 1980


BOARD Designer

Ray has been shaping and designing boards since 1983. Responsible for the research and development of technologies and procedures at Gardner Boards.




The youngest and most motivated worker in the factory 


Spray painter

Billy is a talented artist and trades man. He has been instrumental in the introduction and implementation of 2 pack paint being used with racing boards. 




Cody has been glassing Gardner Boards for 3 years. In that time he he has been at the forefront of new innovation in fibreglass and carbon fibre. 

Gardner T-Shirts

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