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AU$ 5,321
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 2 2016 10:32 AM UTC +00:00
AU$ 5,321
pledged of AU$ 36,000pledged of AU$ 36,000 goal
83
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 2 2016 10:32 AM UTC +00:00

About

We've developed an easy board-carrying solution for everyday surfers.

Every day we see surfers carrying their boards while walking, running, riding, or skating to surf breaks. We knew there had to be a better, more convenient way to carry your board to the beach. Board bags can be bulky and awkward, and bike-mounted surfboard carriers are expensive and always stuck to your bike.

Introducing our solution: the Salty Beast Surf Straps - a unique shoulder strap system that makes it easy and comfortable to carry your surfboard and frees up your hands while you ride, skate or walk to the beach.    

Cycling to the beach can be so much easier without having to hold a board
Cycling to the beach can be so much easier without having to hold a board

Our Story

We are three passionate surfers that enjoy surfing our local breaks and taking surf trips at home and around the world. After years of carrying our surf boards to the beach we figured that there had to be a better way to do it. The idea came to us while spending a season surfing in Biarritz, France. We realised that carrying a board on our back would leave our hands free to ride a bike or walk to the break and still be able to carry our beach gear - Salty Beast Surf Straps were born.

18 months later, we've finally landed on a design and prototype that fits the bill. The key to our patent-pending design is the slightly off-vertical angle, which keeps the nose out of the way of the wheel when riding a bike, and out of the way of your feet when walking or skating.

We have been using the prototype ourselves for the last 6 months, tweaking the fit and functionality to arrive at the finished product - the most practical and easy way to carry a board. We are delighted with the results and are sure you will be too. Pick up a set of Salty Beast Surf Straps and bring your board with you wherever you want to go.

Skating with your board on your back is a beautiful feeling
Skating with your board on your back is a beautiful feeling

 

Skating down the hill to meet your mates? Might as well bring your board
Skating down the hill to meet your mates? Might as well bring your board

 

So comfortable you forget its on!
So comfortable you forget its on!

 

Cycling made easy but GoPro Selfies not recommended
Cycling made easy but GoPro Selfies not recommended

 

Use the same straps to make longboard carrying easier
Use the same straps to make longboard carrying easier

 

Check the surf early morning
Check the surf early morning

 

Design

We've used high quality materials and construction to make sure we keep your board safe and secure while you're wearing it.  The buckles and straps are all designed to ensure that the board stays on your back while being easy to put on and take off. 

 

 

Putting on the straps is super easy: just slip the purple strap over nose of the board, clip the black straps above the fins, and put the board on like you would a backpack.  Just in case you're in any doubt, we have included some instructions in each set to illustrate this simple technique. We have also made video tutorials available on our website and on YouTube.

Now we just need your help in manufacturing our first order of Straps.

only 4 steps to getting the board on your back
only 4 steps to getting the board on your back

 

Plus we have made some other videos so you can see the straps in action:

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Rewards

We expect to have a full market release in 2017 and the expected RRP will be AUD$60. By ordering through Kickstarter you can get a set of Salty Beast Surf Straps before anyone else and also buy at a 25% discount - bargain! And if you're really fast you can pick one up for AUD$35!

See our reward structures below with all prices listed in AUD:

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Team

We are a group of 3 mates that love to surf and are passionate about developing solutions to solve everyday problems for surfers. We formed Salty Beast to develop simple yet innovative new surf products.

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Risks and challenges

We are extremely fortunate to have been able to self-fund Salty Beast to the point where we have multiple working prototypes and a supply chain set up with a large manufacturer.

All we need from our Kickstarter Campaign is confirmation that you want what we have to sell before we finalise the design and place our order with the supplier.

We are hoping this is the start of a long and exciting journey.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About US$ 0.69

    Appreciation

    Donate $1 the cause and get massive appreciation from the Salty Beast crew

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    Earliest Bird

    Pack of 1 Salty Beast Surf Straps

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    Early Bird

    Pack of 1 Salty Beast Surf Straps

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    'Bird' (the standard order)

    Pack of 1 Salty Beast Surf Straps
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    Buddy Pack

    Pack of 3 Salty Beast Surf Straps (Includes 1 cardboard tube packaging)

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    Bumper Pack

    Pack of 5 Salty Beast Surf Straps (Includes 1 cardboard tube packaging)

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    Pledge AU$ 2,000 or more About US$ 1,375

    Baller Pack

    Pack of 5 Salty Beast Surf Straps, special Instagram video thanking you for being a baller, picture on our website listing you as original supporter, if you’re located in Sydney or Dublin we will bring you out for lunch and beers to say thanks in person!

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Funding period

- (30 days)