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Michael YungmanBy Michael Yungman
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Michael YungmanBy Michael Yungman
First created
$2,316
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39
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 1 2015

About

What is the Surf Bucket?

Surf Bucket creates a better surfing, body-boarding, wake-boarding, or kite-surfing experience by warming your wetsuit before you put it on. It holds over a gallon of water which is used to rinse off with after your surf session.

Why Surf Bucket?

There is no other product like surf bucket - A one of a kind organizer that serves several purposes, such as a wetsuit warmer and rinse jug. It features an insulating jacket to keep the water warm while you surf. Rinse off with the warm water when finished surfing.

A large 2” fill nozzle is provided so you can fill and empty the water from your surf bucket with ease.

This well designed device is specially designed to heat your wetsuit as efficiently and quick as possible. Featuring a patented center cone structure that contains most of the heat, and heated liners on all sides, the surf bucket provides gentle warmth all around the wetsuit. 

 After filling up, place your wetsuit in the compartment and it will start to heat up. 

Surf Bucket has a comfortable carry handle for transporting your surf gear to and from the beach.

 Once you are done surfing, open up the spout and use the warm water to wash off.

A neoprene jacket surrounds the Surf Bucket which makes the water inside stay warmer for longer.

How does it work?

This product works by simply filling up the bucket with hot water out of your sink faucet. Place your dry wetsuit inside, and the hot water will warm it up while you travel to the beach. Your wetsuit will be kept warm and dry and ready for wearing. 

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My Story

Growing up I was constantly tinkering with things and finding ways to make them better, so  I went off to college to study mechanical engineering. When I moved to California in 2006, I fell in love with surfing, and went every chance I got. 

Most often I would go surfing on cold mornings before work, and putting on my cold damp wetsuit on a sidewalk was not something I looked forward too. So, I began working on ways to warm it up. Thats when I designed the very first surf bucket-made with an igloo cooler and the parts from a car seat heater, I tried to heat up the suit with car voltage.

It wasn’t nearly enough power to heat a wetsuit. After giving up on the project, I had an AHA! moment- heating up with warm water. It made so much sense since the water could be used to rinse off with after I surfed. The new Surf Bucket was born. 

What’s Next

In order to manufacture surf bucket, expensive tools and molds are needed. Once I receive the funds, I will be able to start the manufacturing process and bring Surf Bucket to many people who will enjoy it as much as I do.

Risks and challenges

I've spent a lot of time working with partners and manufacturers to mitigate as many risks as possible, yet I know there will be hurdles along the way. Here are some challenges I may face:

Ship Date: I'm confident we will ship by the projected dates, but there is a chance things will take longer than planned.

Product Changes: As I refine the Surf Bucket based on additional community feedback and more product testing, slight changes may be made to accommodate manufacturing procedures, and increase the quality of this product.

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